Carl De Groote

Senior Director, U.S. Defense

U.S. Public Sector

As Sr. Director, U.S. Defense, Carl leads Cisco’s contributions to our nation’s Military Branches as they steadily migrate to a digital force to achieve supremacy across all domains – land, air, sea, cyberspace, and outer space.

Through his diverse range of capabilities, along with an expertise in Defense that can only come from experience, Carl is helping advance constant exploration and innovation for greater national security.


June 12, 2023


Breaking Through for Mission Advantage

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Join us as we unlock innovation to solve some of our country’s most challenging problems. Start by downloading your copy of our new Cisco Innovation Challenge Idea Book and find out the winners of the challenge.

September 20, 2022


Jan Niemiec Promoted to Cisco National Security and Defense VP

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Cisco is pleased to announce the promotion of Jan Niemiec to Vice-President of Cisco’s National Security and Defense Group.

May 25, 2020


The Limitless Boundaries of Service

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To the heroes who have served and to those who continue to do so valiantly, a grateful nation thanks you. Today, and every day.

July 23, 2019


Webex for Defense and DISA

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Cisco announces provisional authority to operate (PATO) for Webex for Defense, formerly Hosted Collaboration Solution for Defense (HCS-D). Cisco Webex for Defense is a FedRAMP+ authorized, cloud hosted offering with provisional authorization to operate at Impact Level 5 (IL 5).