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Editor's Notebook
The Navy's Goal is Information Dominance
By Sharon Anderson - April-June 2014
The goal of Navy Information Dominance is to deliver decision-quality information, enable freedom of maneuver in all warfighting domains, and integrate Navy fires, whether projected through the network or delivered kinetically…for hard-kill or soft-kill, said the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6)/Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice Adm. Ted N. Branch.

The Navy refers to three core elements of Information Dominance: Assured C2, Battlespace Awareness and Integrated Fires.

This issue of CHIPS explores some of the components of Navy Information Dominance under the three core elements, such as meteorology and oceanography (METOC) operations, intelligence, networks, communications, cybersecurity, high performance computing and space, just to name a few.

In this edition you will read about some of the ID capabilities in interviews with experts, like Capt. Gene Costello, Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command, and Capt. Douglas Powers, Commanding Officer, Network Operations and Network Defense, and Bryan Comstock, an IT specialist in the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center, and in articles. We hope you will be challenged to think about the Navy’s Information Dominance Strategy and contribute to its success.

In early April, the CHIPS assistant editor, Heather Rutherford, and I participated in an informative media roundtable to discuss the Department of the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network contract for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. Even though the NMCI is 14 years-old, we learned so much about its operation. You can too, by reading: "The U.S. Navy Successfully Accelerates Move to NGEN Contract."

On this page, please enjoy a few photos from several recent events in the Navy and Marine Corps.

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Vice Adm. Ted Branch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance/Director of Naval Intelligence; Rear Adm. Elizabeth Train, Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence; retired Rear Adm. Thomas Brooks, the 54th Director of Naval Intelligence; and ITSN Megan Saul cut the ceremonial birthday cake during the celebration of ONI's 132 anniversary.
Vice Adm. Ted Branch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance/Director of Naval Intelligence; Rear Adm. Elizabeth Train, Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence; retired Rear Adm. Thomas Brooks, the 54th Director of Naval Intelligence; and ITSN Megan Saul cut the ceremonial birthday cake during the celebration of ONI's 132 anniversary.

ICE CAMP NAUTILUS (March 18, 2014) Ice Camp Nautilus, located on a sheet of ice adrift on the Arctic Ocean, during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014. ICEX 2014 is a U.S. Navy exercise highlighting submarine capabilities in an Arctic environment. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Dr. Amy Sun.
ICE CAMP NAUTILUS (March 18, 2014) Ice Camp Nautilus, located on a sheet of ice adrift on the Arctic Ocean, during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014. ICEX 2014 is a U.S. Navy exercise highlighting submarine capabilities in an Arctic environment. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Dr. Amy Sun.

TIFNIT, Morocco - Two V-22 Ospreys approach the landing zone in Tifnit, Morocco during a capabilities demonstration for distinguished visitors and participating multinational observers April 4, 2014 during Exercise African Lion 14. Exercise African Lion 14 is a multi-lateral and combined-joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco, the U.S. and other partner nations designed to strengthen relationships with participating countries by increasing understanding of each nation's military capabilities. The military-to-military portion of the exercise includes: command-post exercises with humanitarian aid and disaster relief themes; stability operations, such as nonlethal weapons training and respond-to-crisis drills; and an intelligence capability-building workshop. Photo by Master Sgt. Chad McMeen.
TIFNIT, Morocco - Two V-22 Ospreys approach the landing zone in Tifnit, Morocco during a capabilities demonstration for distinguished visitors and participating multinational observers April 4, 2014 during Exercise African Lion 14. Exercise African Lion 14 is a multi-lateral and combined-joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco, the U.S. and other partner nations designed to strengthen relationships with participating countries by increasing understanding of each nation's military capabilities. The military-to-military portion of the exercise includes: command-post exercises with humanitarian aid and disaster relief themes; stability operations, such as nonlethal weapons training and respond-to-crisis drills; and an intelligence capability-building workshop. Photo by Master Sgt. Chad McMeen.
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