Chris McIntosh

Chris McIntosh was CEO at UK encryption specialist Stonewood prior to its takeover by ViaSat in 2010. He now acts as ViaSat’s UK CEO. Before this, Chris was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Signals serving in a number of theatres and roles. Chris holds a BSc in Computer Science, an MSc in Design of Computer Systems and an MBA.

Some £13bn of the Ministry of Defence's £37bn annual budget is spent on equipment and support, a massive proportion which cannot be ignored. The news that the MoD has recently outsourced procurement to Bechtel and CH2M Hill could be seen as acceptance that new approaches should be investigated....Full Article »
As modern warfare relies more and more on information, so communications are maintaining and further reinforcing their role as a vital military component. Satellite communications no longer exist simply to keep disparate elements of forces in contact with one another: they are also essential to make sure everyone involved in a particular theatre...Full Article »
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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has been selected by General Dynamics UK Ltd. to design and develop the on-board encrypted data storage systems for the Scout Specialist Vehicles (SV), scheduled to begin trials with the British Army in January 2013....Full Article »
Warfare is constantly evolving along with advances in technology. In the past few years, and especially in recent months, it has become apparent that the cyber world is the next theatre of battle. One only has to look at statements that the Ministry of Defence and Treasury have come under cyber-attack; the development and release of the Stuxnet...Full Article »