About Us


The Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6)

The Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6) sets policies, designates funding and oversees all aspects of the Navy information warfare (IW) mission.

Focusing on and organized around the three IW pillars (Assured Command and Control, Battlespace Awareness, Integrated Fires), the IWC officers, enlisted, civilians and contract personnel who work on the N2N6 staff in the Pentagon manage the requirements, policies, and resources needed to provide the Navy the IW capabilities, programs, and people necessary for the conduct of naval and joint operations worldwide. As the resource sponsor for IW programs, Vice Adm. Kohler and his team manage a $13 billion annual portfolio that includes over 200 Navy programs, ranging from enterprise networks to unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, and specifically including the next generation jammer, the Triton unmanned air system, and the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) system.


AFCEA International

AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, information technology, intelligence, and global security. AFCEA supports local chapters and sponsors events worldwide, brings the solutions of industry to the requirements of government, publishes the award-winning SIGNAL Magazine, promotes education, and provides member benefits – all with the purpose of equipping its members to meet government’s challenges and to further their careers. AFCEA and its chapters provide a common ground for learning that is unquestioned in its integrity and unequaled in the reach of its relationships. More than 33,000 individual members and over 1600 corporate members support AFCEA International for the same reason: we help them succeed and enable them to serve. For more information or to join AFCEA, please visit our website: www.afcea.org


Naval Intelligence Professionals

The goal of the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) is to further the knowledge of the art of maritime intelligence, and to provide a vehicle whereby present and former Naval Intelligence Professionals may be kept informed of developments in the Naval Intelligence community and of the activities and whereabouts of past shipmates.  Founded in 1985, NIP is a nonprofit organization incorporated to enhance awareness of the mission and vital functions of the Naval Intelligence community, as well as to foster camaraderie among Naval Intelligence Professionals.  It is an association of active duty, retired and reserve officers, enlisted personnel, and civilians who serve or have served within the Naval Intelligence community, as well as those in certain other categories who qualify as a nonvoting Subscriber.  For more information or to join NIP, please visit our website: http://www.navintpro.org