Sunday, August 26, 2012

CHIPS interview with Captain Susan K. Cerovsky, CO Center for Information Dominance

Capt. Susan K. Cervosky was selected for lateral transfer to the Information Warfare community in 2003 and was reassigned to Naval Network Warfare Command where she worked computer network defense initiatives. In May 2005, she reported as executive officer to the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC). Next, she was the executive assistant to the Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command and most recently served as the Joint Forces Command J2 Chief of Staff from June 2010 until September 2011 prior to reporting to the Center for Information Dominance. Cerovsky became commanding officer of CID in October 2011. 

The Center for Information Dominance, based at Corry Station, in Pensacola, Fla., is the Navy’s learning center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence. The CID domain comprises nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted personnel; CID oversees the development and administration of more than 223 courses at four commands, two detachments and 16 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.
  • Q: You’ve been the commanding officer of CID since October 2011 — what is your overall impression of the job? 
  • Q: The mission of the Center for Information Dominance is "to deliver full spectrum Cyber Information Warfare, and Intelligence Training to achieve decision superiority." Can you explain what this means? 
  • Q: What sort of skills or background would a person need if they were thinking of becoming a cryptologic technician (CT), information systems technician (IT) or intelligence specialist (IS)? 
  • Q: Approximately how many students (officers and enlisted) are trained at CID annually? 
  • Q: CID is headquartered at Corry Station in Pensacola, Fla., but the domain is large. Can you elaborate on what rates and curriculum fall under CID? 
  • Q: What does the merger of Center for Naval Intelligence (CNI) and CID mean for CID; for the Navy? 
  • Q: What is the significance of the IDC and do you think it will change the way CID operates? 
  • Q: Technology is changing so quickly, how does the Navy update its training to keep pace? 
  • Q: How often do you perform HPRRs and what happens to all the data created during the HPRR? 
  • Q: What role do you think CID will play in the future for the Navy?
Her answers are available HERE in CHIPS Magazine.

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