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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