Sunday, April 22, 2012

Center for Information Dominance (CID)

CID is the Navy's Learning Center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training in information operations, information technology, cryptology and intelligence. With a staff of nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members.

CID oversees the development and administration of more than 168 courses at four commands, two detachments and 14 learning sites throughout the United States and in Japan. CID provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and allied forces each year.

Captain Susan K. Cerovsky is the CID Commanding Officer.


Anonymous said...

I think most of us know what CID is responsible for doing. It would be nice to learn of the innovative ways in which we are partnering to deliver that revolution in training we saw on PowerPoint slides in years past. We can't afford brick and mortar solutions and we are better than "Death by PowerPoint" approaches. Where is the distributed learning model? How are we incorporating Khan Academy-like innovation? Why are we limiting curriculum development to CID assets and traditional thinking retirees (i.e. contractors) and not leveraging SMEs across the Fleet? Training is our future, but we can't seem to let go of the past - memorize the material, pass the test, award the NEC, check the box, next...

And let's not fool ourselves by touting "Digital Tutor".

CWO4 Brian L. Ashpole, USN - Retired said...

A single training solution is not a one size fits all model. Not all people are adept to the Khan University Model nor are others adept to classroom work. The solution must be one with blended learning solutions.

As to the question concerning traditional thinking retirees, I'm not sure if it's a slam or a question.

As one who works with the fleet everyday as a traditional thinking retiree (i.e. contractor), how come I have to teach basic skills such as traffic analysis, DF theory, and signal propagation. Thos SMEs across the fleet that I've dealt with don't seem to understand the basic skills of a cryptologic operator.
If the CPO would re-enforce the training conducted in A school and start teaching advanced skills on the job, maybe, just maybe the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our sailors will see improvement.
Sorry to sound like I'm slamming the CPO community, but, the conduct of all Navy training rests entirely on the shoulders of the CPO.
To use Captain Lambert's charge: Anchor Up.

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