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CHIPS Articles: Editor's Notebook, July-September 2008

Editor's Notebook, July-September 2008
By Sharon Anderson - July-September 2008
Can you guess what the focus is for this issue by looking at the interlocking circles on the cover? Capt. Jon Greene, commanding officer of NSWC Dam Neck gave me the idea. He said that relationship building and working cohesively with partners is one of his most important objectives, and for many effective leaders, this is true. He also credited CHIPS with being a useful channel to connect Navy and Defense Department users and leaders for that relationship building that is so important for any project to succeed.

It's a great compliment and one that illuminates how the Navy and joint force work every day partnering and building relationships with each other, as well as with other government agencies, nongovernment agencies and coalition friends, in experiments, exercises and training events.

"Think of the potential when we start saying, I am working on this and you are working on something very similar, what's the best of breed? Where can we do better for the warfighter and the taxpayer?" Greene said.

To that end, we explore the power of partnerhips with a look at NSWC Dam Neck; Phoenix Express; DoD's Interoperability Communications Exercise (DICE); Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2008-3 (JEFX 08-3); Trident Warrior 2008; Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID); and Combined Endeavor. You will see how building relationships and working together through training, exercises and experiments are essential to mission preparation and execution.

In June, the CHIPS staff participated in the DON CIO's exhibit at the Joint Warfighting Conference which was held at the same time and location as the DON IM/IT Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. If you didn't attend, you missed a marvelous opportunity to connect with technology and acquisition professionals and leaders across government, academia and industry.

DON IM/IT Conference sessions, led by subject matter experts, were informative and provided a forum for serious discussion on the Department's IT programs and policies.

The next DON IM/IT Conference will be held in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 9-12, 2009. Go to the DON CIO Web site for more information at www.doncio.navy.mil.

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Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Jeffrey Brawner, Lt. David McKenney and
Yeoman 1st Class Vivian Favors from the Expeditionary Combat Readiness
Center exhibit assistance tools for Sailors serving as individual
augmentees (IA) at the Joint Warfighting Conference. IAs are administratively
assigned to ECRC during their expeditionary tour. ECRC has
access to a diverse network of resources and programs that were set in
place to assist IA Sailors and their families. For more information, go to
the ECRC Web site at www.ecrc.navy.mil.
Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Jeffrey Brawner, Lt. David McKenney and Yeoman 1st Class Vivian Favors from the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center exhibit assistance tools for Sailors serving as individual augmentees (IA) at the Joint Warfighting Conference. IAs are administratively assigned to ECRC during their expeditionary tour. ECRC has access to a diverse network of resources and programs that were set in place to assist IA Sailors and their families. For more information, go to the ECRC Web site at www.ecrc.navy.mil.

Panelists from the Joint Warfighting Conference discussion on How
Can We Fix the Defense Acquisition Process? Using IT as a Case Study: the
Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for
Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Mr. Robert J. Carey, Department
of the Navy Chief Information Officer; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorensen,
Army CIO/G-6; and Mr. James P. Craft, deputy director C4 and deputy
CIO for the Marine Corps. The Joint Warfighting Conference is co-sponsored
by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute. The DON IM/
IT Conference, sponsored by the DON CIO, was held at the same time
and location as the Joint Warfighting Conference in June in Virginia
Beach, Va.
Panelists from the Joint Warfighting Conference discussion on How Can We Fix the Defense Acquisition Process? Using IT as a Case Study: the Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Mr. Robert J. Carey, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer; Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorensen, Army CIO/G-6; and Mr. James P. Craft, deputy director C4 and deputy CIO for the Marine Corps. The Joint Warfighting Conference is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute. The DON IM/ IT Conference, sponsored by the DON CIO, was held at the same time and location as the Joint Warfighting Conference in June in Virginia Beach, Va.
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