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CHIPS Articles: Navy Information Dominance Warriors Collaborate on milSuite

Navy Information Dominance Warriors Collaborate on milSuite
A new site dedicated to collaboration on Navy ID topics, issues and programs
By Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6) - August 12, 2014
In response to fleet and community demand for a centralized discussion site, the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (ID) (N2/N6) has established a milSuite site to facilitate communication, interaction and collaboration on ID topics and issues.

milSuite
milSuite is a CAC-enabled collection of online tools and applications created by the Defense Department to connect people and share knowledge. It provides a means to increase awareness of military efforts, programs, products, teams, policies, procedures, capabilities, etc., and consists of four basic tools:

  • milBook - A central hub for networking professionals, similar to Facebook and LinkedIn. milBook enables collaboration on products, constituent polling, and information sharing between project partners.
  • milWiki - A knowledge management tool.
  • milTube - A platform for capturing videos created internal to DoD.
  • milWire - A means to share and comment on existing content through short microblog-style submissions.

Basic Business Rules for the Navy ID Outreach milSuite site
The ID milSuite site is located at: https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/navy-information-dominance-outreach . Users are encouraged to “join” the Navy Information Dominance Outreach milBook group in order to interact with the group subscribers.

OPNAV N2/N6 will post IDEAs, briefings and other ID-related documents. Users are encouraged to provide comment, share insights and augment these postings with their own products or related links to non-milSuite content. Overall classification of the forum is Unclassified/FOUO.

Commentary is greatly expected. The purpose of the site is to foster vigorous yet professional debate. However, documents and commentary posted to the group are not private and can be seen by any milSuite user. Therefore, interaction and commentary should be relevant, professional and courteous.

New and creative ideas and solutions are likewise strongly encouraged. Feedback or critiques that don’t fit existing categories topics should be posted as an “idea” in the “discussion” category.

Figure1 provides a visual overview of milSuite collaboration tools and Figure 2 provides an overview of the Information Dominance milSuite page.

Join the Discussion
milSuite is a secure suite of Web 2.0 and social media tools, designed to facilitate information sharing and networking within the DoD. Information Dominance Corps members are encouraged to participate! Registration for milSuite is open to DoD military, civilian and contractor personnel at https://www.milsuite.mil/.

Figure 1. milSuite is a collection of online tools that promotes workforce collaboration and secure information sharing behind the Department of Defense firewall. The secure capabilities include milWiki, a living military encyclopedia editable by the experts who know their subjects best; milBook, a professional networking tool providing communities of practice; milBlog, the place to share and comment on internal news and events; and milTube, a video-sharing platform for the DoD workforce.
Figure 1. milSuite is a collection of online tools that promotes workforce collaboration and secure information sharing behind the Department of Defense firewall. The secure capabilities include milWiki, a living military encyclopedia editable by the experts who know their subjects best; milBook, a professional networking tool providing communities of practice; milBlog, the place to share and comment on internal news and events; and milTube, a video-sharing platform for the DoD workforce.

Figure 2 provides an overview of the Information Dominance milSuite page.
Figure 2 provides an overview of the Information Dominance milSuite page.
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