Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CAW Annual YouTube Videos

At the 2009 CAW Annual, A panel discussion on Technology and Future Requirements followed. The panelist discussed the topic and gave insight on sharing information, the legal issues surrounding data gathering, as well as its uses and benefits. Here are the links to a YouTube video of the panel discussion, split up into 5 parts.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iBg0WKrr80

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5qsgSgK3hM

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kalikC_VOco

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ6YFTZzirg

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHCGw6O1SA

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dr. Carol Evans Receives NASBLA Award

Dr. Carol Evans from the Center for Asymmetric Warfare was recently presented with the President’s Award from NASBLA, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, at their 50th annual conference located in Corpus Christi, Texas on Sept. 26-30, 2009.

The NASBLA President, who is currently Richard Moore, selects certain people to honor for their contributions over the past year at every annual meeting. This year, Dr. Carol Evans was chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award. Evans has been an active participant in NASBLA’s Homeland Security and Emergency Response Committee for the past four years, concentrating on the maritime domain. Her work has created new opportunities and partnerships for NASBLA.

“CAW’s mission of building, coordinating and evaluating national level exercises has been a perfect complement to NASBLA’s innovative work in meeting the All-Hazards response gap, and our two organizations have worked on several joint projects on both the regional and national levels,” Capt. Richard Moore told the Ventura County Star. “Dr. Evans has helped us evaluate our progress and advocate on behalf of our own successes.”

Dr. Evans is the lead for the Center for Asymmetric Warfare’s East Coast operations. She is responsible for developing new programs with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. She is also responsible for the coordination and conduct of homeland defense and security exercises in the region, and for CAW’s educational outreach to NGO’s, universities, and think tanks. Dr. Evans has been at the forefront of integrating and developing weapons of mass destruction and counter-terrorist decision support systems for Homeland Security applications. She has helped lead several major Homeland Security exercises and has served with two Directors of Central Intelligence on their Science and Technology Advisory Panel, as member of the Defense Science Board, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as advisor to the National Ground Intelligence Center, Department of the Army.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

CAW Fast Facts

CAW FAST FACTS 10.15.2009

- Part of the Naval Postgraduate School - National Security Institute

- Located in Southern California at Naval Base Ventura County - Point Mugu

- Established in October 1999

Major Assets :
- CAW-1 85' Fast Patrol Boat
-Modeling and Simulation Center
-Asymmetric Warfare Integration Center
-Experienced Staff

Focus Areas:
- Federal Programs Domestic and International
- Regional Exercises Programs
- Littoral Dominance, COE
- Assessment and Training
- Testing and Evaluation
- Exercises and Experimentation
- Education and Research

- Exercises involving 12 states, 8 countries, and 7 protectorates in Micronesia
- Training and Exercises in all Navy regions, CONUS and OCONUS

Customers include:
-USPACOM, U.S. Navy, USARPAC, NGO's, DOT, FBI, and Local Municipalites

FY 2009 Projects Include:
- COASTAL TRIDENT: A port security and EOC exercise in Port Hueneme, CA.
-CARE-09: An agro-terrorism exercise in Monterey and Ventura Counties, CA.
- STAR-09: A school hostage exercise in Los Angeles, CA.
- KOH-09: A port exercise at Honolulu Harbor and Hilo, Hawaii.
- CNIC: Training, exercise, and readiness program, CONUS, OCONUS.
- NAVY: Special Warfare Assessments, Africa
- Vietnam: Assessment and Training
- DCO: Blue Pacific, Disaster Preparedness Hurricane, Honolulu, Hawaii.

For more information on CAW, visit http://www.cawnps.org/