Industry Day 2018
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26 February 2018
In the last couple months, we’ve seen the release of several key strategic documents that outline the DOD and Intelligence Community’s views of the world today and tomorrow.
The 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) Summary was recently released by SECDEF and the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community by DNI Dan Coates on 13 February. These documents, along with the CNO’s recent presentation on “The Navy the Nation Needs,” point to the ever-increasing requirement for the capabilities that the Information Warfare Community provides our Navy and Nation.
You cannot read any of these documents (I encourage you to do so if you have not already; they are all relatively succinct and very readable) without realizing that Information Warfare’s (IW) contribution to the fight is growing.
For example, the NDS calls for the modernization of key capabilities including, “Nuclear forces” (think Nuclear C2), “Space and cyberspace as warfighting domains,” “Command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR),” “Forward force maneuver and posture resilience,” and “Advanced autonomous systems” --- all directly related to our IW capabilities.
Those are areas we focus on… and where we need your help.
We hold Information Warfare Industry Day each year specifically to let you hear from our IW Leaders what we are working on, what our priorities are, and where we need your help. It is our one opportunity each year to do so in a classified forum.
We are still nailing down details on the agenda, so more specifics will follow. But I encourage you to register now! We will be in a new, smaller facility and that reduction in space means that the number of seats are more limited than in past years.
Don’t miss this opportunity to continue the dialogue!
Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, U.S. Navy
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6)
Director of Naval Intelligence