Our Executive Team

Howard Bylund Jr.Howard Bylund Jr.

Howard Bylund joined the CenturyLink team in 2005. He leads the CenturyLink engineering team for all engineering efforts that support the DOD and advanced programs community.

Mr. Bylund has over 30 years of engineering experience in the design, fielding and operations of telecommunication services during a distinguished career at DISA. Mr. Bylund was the Chief Engineer at DISA for several major efforts to include the SVTS (Secure Video Teleconference Service), GETS (Government Emergency Telecommunications Service), and DISN (Defense Information Systems Network). His final role was the Chief Engineer for the GIG-BE program where he provided technical program definition, architecture, technical acquisition support and design for fielding of this major defense network.

Mr. Bylund holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He resides in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and is the father of four children. He is a member of AFCEA and IEEE