The 21st century U.S. Navy is building around information as it reshapes its force for new challenges, according to the chief of naval operations.
"We don't have software that can make software."--Thomas Hone, Naval War College Liaison with OPNAV
Today was an exciting day at West 2010--and I'm not talking about the dynamic speakers and exhibitors.
FINALLY -- able to blog from booths because I actually got connected to and by the right people. Thanks, Microsoft! Here's a look at some of the capabilities being demo'ed here.
"They have a black belt in survival."
"We don't spend enough time and energy on what navies do: sea control."
"I believe that it's more likely that an attack will come from not a bomb off a bomb rack, but instead electrons in cyberspace."
"Paper money-kiss it goodbye."
"We are starting to build a deterrent construct that will be better than mutual assured destruction."-Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
"We're in a major economic crisis. Economics is a big part of warfare. If you ignore it, you'll do it at your nation's peril."
"Whatever it is that we think we'll do next, whomever it is we think we'll fight next, we'll be wrong."
"We have no authority in that Wild Wild West called .com, but we still operate there."
Next week is the West 2010 Conference in San Diego. For those of you who will be attending the conference, we look forward to seeing you there. If you're unable to attend but want to keep up with the conversations and discussions, there are plenty of ways to tune in.
Wondering how you can get your business' news published in one of SIGNAL's publications? Executive Editor Maryann Lawlor will be hosting an event at West 2010 for PAOs, business development managers and PR folks to help you learn how. "The Secrets Behind Getting News Published" in SIGNAL's media will be held Wednesday, February 3, at 9 a.m. PST.