Thursday, April 15, 2010

Deputy Director Attended Naval Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) Techincal Forum

Deputy Director at the Center for Asymmetric Warfare (CAW), Joyce Borgen, attended the Naval Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) Technical Forum at the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head, MD on 24 – 25 March 2010.
The Naval C-IED Technical Forum was primarily attended by analysts and developers throughout the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) community with the majority of presentations focused on the developments in C-IED technologies. NPS CAW is recognized for expertise in the execution of integrated events that focus on multi-Service and interagency coordination, which complements the Naval Postgraduate School’s on-going research efforts in support of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) requirements.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Public Information Officers Meet to Train for Operation Golden Phoenix (OGP)

Local Public Information Officers (PIO) Design Training Team Members discussed the roles the PIOs will be playing in the upcoming Operation Golden Phoenix 2010 (OGP-10) exercises and events at their recent meeting on 6 April.

The meeting included representatives from the Center for Asymmetric Warfare (CAW) who is organizing OGP’s events and exercises and President Dave Lamensdorf of Safe Environment Engineering ICBRNE SME – Department of Homeland Security.

The overall goal of OGP, an Integrated Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosive Detection System Project, is to strengthen emergency preparedness and response systems using an integrated emergency management approach based on all-hazards emergency management domain.

This program, which will use a weapons of mass destruction scenario as its baseline event, addresses the need to reduce communication gaps between local, state and federal systems. It is an annual large-scale training and demonstration exercise whose purpose is to provide first responders and emergency managers, federal, and military assets an opportunity to validate local, state and federal capabilities.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CAW Attends Job Fair at the 3rd Annual Military Business and Community Expo

On March 25 CAW attended, as an exhibitor, the Job Fair at the 3rd Military Business and Community Expo hosted by the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) TRIAD, Regional Defense Partnerships for the 21st Century (RDP-21) and USNL.

According to representatives at the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) over 300 people registered for the event.

The event provides information to businesses on how to engage with the military and navigate the contracting process.

This year a job fair was added to the expo and the Naval Base Ventura County Director of Human Resources provided a seminar on, “How to Get a Job on Base”.

“It was an opportunity to engage with over one hundred potential applicants to see if there are candidates that would benefit our organization,” Alan Jaeger, Business Operations Manager at CAW said, “It also gave us the opportunity to engage with the hosts of the conference, whom we recognize as valuable community partners.”

CAW IT Manager Attends CENIC Conference

Center for Asymmetric Warfare’s Information Technology manager, Ron Kimmelmann, attended the Corporation of Education Network Initiatives (CENIC) Conference in Monterey, Calif. from March 8 – 11. CENIC designs, implements, and operates CalREN, the California Research and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network.

The purpose of the conference was to discuss and design network architecture between CAW, CENIC and NPS, to meet CENIC leadership and to discuss CAW technology implementation with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).

At the conference, Mr. Kimmelmann was able to showcase CAW’s technical accomplishments, future technology execution, current network topology, and IA posture.

He discussed the CAW VoIP Phone System, which utilizes wireless G IP phones and the CAW Net-in-a-Box, which incorporates Hyper-V and VoIP technologies as a field deployable, full featured mobile wireless network.

The desire for the center to operate in its own address place was also discussed. CAW will have the route implemented and will receive its own class C network.

CAW has also been invited to make a technical presentation at next year’s annual CENIC Conference.