Accession Number : ADA518406
Title : The EMC Informationist Chair: 2009 A Year in Review
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
Personal Author(s) : Reveron, Derek S
Report Date : 31 Jan 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : When RADM Wisecup appointed me the Naval War College's EMC Chair, I committed to focusing my research activities on maritime security, information sharing, and cyber topics. In doing so, I also adopted the term informationist to characterize my approach. Coined by EMC Vice President Chuck Hollis, an informationist understands the context of different kinds of information, the risks associated with different information types, and the opportunities associated with unlocking additional value of existing information. Guided by this, my first year was characterized by partnership, policy relevance, and transparency. To move discussions beyond Newport, I convened workshops in Washington, D.C., Mayport, Florida, and Bogota, Colombia. In doing so, I broadened the discussion of maritime security by bringing together participants who study maritime security and those empowered to improve it. This included faculty and staff from across the Naval War College, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, a special assistant from the National Security Council, and several heads of the maritime industry. The discussions were captured as podcasts, transcripts, and policy papers, which were disseminated near-real time. ... I am pleased to share these highlights of my first year as the EMC Informationist Chair.
Descriptors : *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL) , *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *NAVAL RESEARCH , COLOMBIA , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , NAVAL WARFARE , NATIONAL SECURITY , SYMPOSIA , UNITED STATES , CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY)
Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare
Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE