As of 1 December 2014, Dr Edwards assumes post of the new Director Infrastructure Services, taking upon responsibilities of Mr Wilhelmsen. This function will be performed from Mons, Belgium. Dr Edwards will be responsible for the life cycle aspect of the telecommunications networks, the IT infrastructure, and the core and enterprise services in addition to the comprehensive solutions for Cyber Security Management & Control for the entire NATO alliance.
In his previous assignment, Dr Edwards led architectural engineering and design to develop the Department of Defense's Joint Information Environment (JIE). He orchestrated activities with Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies to realize a secure joint information environment, comprised of shared information technology (IT) infrastructure, enterprise services, and a single security architecture to achieve full spectrum superiority, improve mission effectiveness, increase security and realize IT efficiencies.