Friday, July 29, 2011

OPNAV N2N6 - FCC/C10F Staff Synchronization

On Tuesday, 26 July 2011, VADM Kendall L. Card (DCNO for Information Dominance (ID)/Director, Naval Intelligence (DNI)) and a large group of his staff (from O8 to O3) met with VADM Barry McCullough (Commander, Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet and his staff on the Ft Meade, Maryland complex for Staff/Fleet Synchronization discussions.  

The staffs exchanged presentations on mission, organization, manning, training, programming and collaboration efforts across the Navy.  This all day session was the first of its kind (lengthy, large scale, on-site, face to face) between the two staffs at this level (O9-O9) which included such large numbers of other department heads and staff action officers.  VADM Kendall Card assumed his duties as DCNO for ID/DNI just last month.

After the formal session, staff action officers from both staffs met off-line with their counterparts to continue the dialog.  The two staffs agreed that this large scale face to face discussion was very useful in synchronizing staff efforts.  Expect to see more of these in the future.

Informal synchronization across the Information Dominance Corps has been going on for two years now.  It's nice to see the staffs come together formally to collaborate, coordinate and synchronize their important efforts.

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