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CHIPS Articles: Editor's Notebook, October-December 2007

Editor's Notebook, October-December 2007
By Sharon Anderson - October-December 2007
In this issue, we are focused on the immense power and importance of Department of the Navy networks. We measure their performance, lament when they don't work according to plan, defend them against cyber attacks, and use them not only to share critical business data, but also to fight the war on terror.

To this end, we fittingly explore the mission of Naval Network Warfare Command, the command in charge of running the Navy's networks. As NETWARCOM's Director of Operations Rear Adm. Janice Hamby says, "when we talk about Navy networks, you must include the social networks, the information networks, the cognitive networks, the electronic attack network, the network defense networks — not just the telecommunications infrastructure."

NETWARCOM is also spearheading many of the efforts to make Navy networks more robust and cost-effective to operate with initiatives such as CANES, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, and CARS, Cyber Asset Reduction and Security. You will read about these efforts and more in this issue.

You will also find the DON Chief Information Officer Campaign Plan which DON CIO Rob Carey discussed in the July-September 2007 edition of CHIPS.

Finally, CHIPS is proud to reprint NETWARCOM Vice Commander Rear Adm. Edward Deets' compelling article, "Individual Augmentee," from NETWARCOM's InfoDomain magazine.

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Arabian Sea (March 6, 2007) – Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Dan Wiessman, assigned to the combat systems department, checks satellite communications for voice networks aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner.
Arabian Sea (March 6, 2007) – Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Dan Wiessman, assigned to the combat systems department, checks satellite communications for voice networks aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis, as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman John Wagner.
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