Dr. Robert S. Spalding III, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.) is the CEO of SEMPRE. SEMPRE is a standalone 5G service and software platform designed to power the automated world. SEMPRE is defense-grade hardened and built for data security. SEMPRE will withstand the rigors of First Responder and military needs but is available to protect Americans here at home.
Dr. Spalding is an innovator and accomplished national security policy strategist. He has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, retiring as brigadier general. He was the chief architect for the current widely praised National Security Strategy and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President at the National Security Council. Robert’s innovation while serving in the White House has led to a reset in national security and public policy regarding telecommunications in the U.S. as well as globally.
As the recent Colonial Pipeline attack and many others have demonstrated, we need to provide better security for our national infrastructure. I began working on secure network technology when I was at the Pentagon, as I passionately believe that data will become our most critical resource and its protection is paramount. In contrast to the physical world, the Internet has operated with an open-door policy.17 November 2021