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TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 19, 2014
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Col. Nitzschke Discusses USSOCOM Innovation Lab

The chapter welcomed guest Col. Stephen Nitzschke, USMC, director of the U.S. Special Operations Commandís Innovation Lab (iLab), in June. Col. Nitzschke is responsible for directing the organizational initiative to build public/private networks of experts and expertise to address strategy and policy challenges within the special operations community. The iLab was established to improve organizational performance through cross-functional collaboration and improved business processes, structures and systems, and leverages transformational ideas and actively manages change. The iLab adds structure to ungoverned spaceóthose outside normal J-8 policies. The mission is simple: encourage new ideas, accept appropriate risk and develop new solutions that add value to the enterprise. Col. Nitzchke described the iLab as a catalyst playing a major role in providing proof of concept, performing pilot programs/projects and conducting trend analysis. He stated the iLab is able to offer a resource perspective, taking an idea from its inception through implementation. The iLab officially is scheduled to open in July.

Event Photographs:

Col. Stephen Nitzschke, USMC, director of the U.S. Special Operations Commandís Innovation Lab (r), is welcomed by Chapter President Col. Michael Hill, USAF, in June.
Col. Stephen Nitzschke, USMC, director of the U.S. Special Operations Commandís Innovation Lab (r), is welcomed by Chapter President Col. Michael Hill, USAF, in June.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Eimile Whalen
727-954-8719

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