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CHIPS Articles: CIWT's PRP Improves Performance, Readiness, Efficiency and Effectiveness

CIWT's PRP Improves Performance, Readiness, Efficiency and Effectiveness
By Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training - March 19, 2018
SAN DIEGO – The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) completed a process review of command programs and processes managed by Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego, March 15.

The purpose of the Process Review Program (PRP) is to assist commanding officers in attaining strategic goals and objectives, and in improving the performance, readiness, efficiency, effectiveness of commands and detachments. The PRP fulfills the requirements of the Department of Navy Inspection Program, and process reviews are designed to evaluate mission readiness, performance, quality of life, and identify systemic issues.

Amy Gandy, CIWT’s process review manger, led the team of four other CIWT process review team members. The team reviewed a total of 17 functional program areas managed by personnel at IWTC San Diego.

Some of the programs included inventory management, physical security, non-judicial punishment, urinalysis, sexual assault prevention and response and command managed equal opportunity.

The team began the review with a welcome brief from IWTC San Diego leadership and process owners.

"Our cohesive team successfully delivers trained information warfare professionals to the fleet, and anytime there is an opportunity to help us improve, we welcome it," said Cmdr. Kelly Robbins, commanding officer of IWTC San Diego. "Although we are a very effective team, we know there is always room for improvement and CIWT's process review visit definitely benefits our efforts to continue to be the best."

During the brief, Gandy shared “our goal is to help the entire CIWT domain continue to excel. These visits also help build, shape and maintain CIWT relationships throughout the domain.”

During the review, the team focused on command work processes; assessed compliance programs; reviewed metrics; assessed standardization; assessed mission accomplishments; and walked-through each process utilizing a flowchart and checklist.

At the end of the review, the CIWT team provided each process owner a draft feedback paper and completed the visit with an out-brief with IWTC San Diego leadership and process owners. Both provided candid, objective and uninhibited analysis and advice.

"This visit was a great opportunity for CIWT to see how we operate on a daily basis," said Lt. Camden Bennett, IWTC San Diego's command security manager. "It enhances communication and shortens the distance between Pensacola and San Diego."

IWTC San Diego, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.

CIWT is one of the largest of the NETC learning centers with four schoolhouse commands, two detachments, and training sites throughout the United States and Japan. Training 22,000 students every year, CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services. CIWT also offers more than 200 courses for cryptologic technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronics technicians and officers in the information warfare community.

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SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2018) Amy Gandy, process review manager with the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), briefs Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego leadership and command process owners. Gandy led a team of four CIWT process review team members in the review of 17 functional program areas managed by IWTC San Diego. The purpose of a process review is to assist commanding officers in attaining strategic goals and objectives, and in improving the performance, readiness, efficiency, effectiveness of commands and detachments. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Camden Bennett/Released
SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2018) Amy Gandy, process review manager with the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), briefs Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego leadership and command process owners. Gandy led a team of four CIWT process review team members in the review of 17 functional program areas managed by IWTC San Diego. The purpose of a process review is to assist commanding officers in attaining strategic goals and objectives, and in improving the performance, readiness, efficiency, effectiveness of commands and detachments. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Camden Bennett/Released

SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2018) Thom Seith, with the Center for Information Warfare Training, completes a non-judicial punishment process review with Lt. Robert Baxter, from Information Warfare Training Command San Diego. The purpose of a process review is to assist commanding officers in attaining strategic goals and objectives, and in improving the performance, readiness, efficiency, effectiveness of commands and detachments.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Camden Bennett/Released
SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2018) Thom Seith, with the Center for Information Warfare Training, completes a non-judicial punishment process review with Lt. Robert Baxter, from Information Warfare Training Command San Diego. The purpose of a process review is to assist commanding officers in attaining strategic goals and objectives, and in improving the performance, readiness, efficiency, effectiveness of commands and detachments. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Camden Bennett/Released
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