Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The New Main Battery - N2/N6

“Unless you make bold changes to your information capabilities and … take some risk by developing more comprehensive approaches as to how you manage the electromagnetic spectrum … and the flow of information, there is a potential that the United States and the U.S. Navy would begin to lose that competitive advantage."

VADM Jack Dorsett
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance

“The Navy has made a commitment to bring together ISR, cyber, C4 [command, control, communications and computers], EW [electronic warfare], space and other information capabilities into a single organization, the Information Dominance Corps. Information has become the main battery of the Navy’s arsenal.”

Rear Admiral (select) Sean R. Filipowski
Director, Cyber, Sensors, and Electronic Warfare

The New Main Battery
The Navy realigns its organization toward information dominance

By RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing Editor


Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

I was trained from the time I graduated from Boot Camp to be a Gunner, I was aware of what Main Battery meant for my entire Naval career. I could not even be assigned shore duty that did not apply to the Fire Control rating and to my MOS for that entire career. I have no real complaint against those Navy individuals who most of us hardware Sailors would have classified at one time as dit-dahs, spooks, and a number of other metaphors that were used by the average Sailor. I tried to not use such descriptions for my shipmates because we had to live and work together on board ship to insure survival. And as a Fire Control Technician the average Sailor had such names for that rating as well. I have some objection to the IW Community, or whatever you folks refer to yourselves as in these days, as being Main Battery. They have placed themselves “out of battery” and that is indeed a dangerous place to be.

Very Respectfully,

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

Thanks Master Chief. I always welcome and appreciate your comments. I have heard similar comments from folks who were unwilling to post their remarks and own them as you have. Thanks for reading and contributing to this blog. I value your opinion.

All the best.