“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, and others build windmills.” In this episode, I interview Lieutenant Colonel Kyle Grygo, a fellow cyberspace operations officer. We reflect on the early phases and challenges of accelerating the rollout of telework capabilities to meet the demands of the workforce, how these capabilities and more have shaped certain behaviors we may not want to give back, and what leaders should consider for their teams as the option to return to the workplace becomes more available.
Lt Col Kyle B. Grygo is the Deputy Chief, Disruptive Technology Team, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements (HAF/A5), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C. He is responsible for linking Air Force Research Labs, academia, industry, and innovation hubs, forging connections between technologists, strategists & warfighters to leverage R&D resources toward future force design priorities and shepherding early-stage incubation.
Lt Col Grygo graduated from Case Western Reserve University and earned his commission through Officer Training School in November 2000. He has served in a variety of Communications and Cyber Operations Officer assignments including Commander, 36th Communications Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Chief, HQ C4 Services Division (USPACOM/J6); Commander, 42d Communications Squadron, Maxwell AFB, AL; and Chief, Cyber Surety Branch (ACC/A6). Lt Col Grygo also served as an Officer Training School Instructor and deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to his current position, Lt Col Grygo was the Senior Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief Information Officer, Secretariat of the Air Force.