West Coverageold

February 2007
By Robert K. Ackerman

SIGNAL's Online Show Daily
West 2007
Day 3

Quote of the Day:
“The second mouse gets the cheese. We want to be the second mouse and feed off of industry.”
        
—Vice Adm. Mark J. Edwards, USN, deputy chief of naval operations for communications networks (N-6).

 

January 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

Quote of the Day:

“The electrons don’t care if they’re light blue, dark blue, green or khaki.”

—Dr. Linton Wells II, emphasizing the power of interoperability.

 

January 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

Quote of the Day:

“I can think of no better name for our next guided missile destroyer than the USS Stockdale.”

—Adm. Michael G. Mullen, USN, chief of naval operations, announcing that the Navy’s next destroyer will be named after heroic admiral James Stockdale.

 

January 2006
By Robert K. Ackerman

Quote of the Day:

“When you face an enemy that regards death as a promotion, it is different.”

—Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, USA (Ret.), speaking in a panel on delivering intelligence to the warfighter.

 

May 2005
By Robert K. Ackerman and Beverly P. Mowery

 
Vice Adm. Arthur K. Cebrowski, USN (Ret.), outgoing director of the Office of Force Transformation, gives the Kickoff Address at West 2005.
Much remains on the plate for post-Iraq military transformation.

May 2000
By Robert K. Ackerman and Beverly P. Mowery

New information networks, innovative devices and more ships are necessary for global coalition operations at distant sites.

The new network-centric U.S. Navy, flush with advanced information technologies, can expect greater challenges as it is tasked with more diverse and widespread operations well into the 21st century. Both the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps will be dealing with major operational issues involving a longer military reach amid greater geopolitical tension and more complex coalition operations. And, both services will be relying on as yet unfielded technologies to fulfill their missions.

Quote of the Day:

“As soon as we can implement jointness, we will pull away from huge standing joint staffs that have very little to do with jointness.”

—Vice Adm. Albert H. Konetzni Jr., USN, deputy and chief of staff, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

  
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