SPAWAR unveils draft 2017 strategic plan
Before an audience of mostly defense contractors, Rear Adm. Dave Lewis, commander of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) unveiled for the first time publicly the draft 2017 SPAWAR strategic plan.
“What you’ll see is we’ve drilled down one more level,” he said at the C5ISR Summit in Charleston, South Carolina on Dec. 7. “If you go back to ’15, our first strategic plan was high level and lacked specifics. ’16 started to get in to the particulars. ’17, now we’ve clearly identified our weak areas and we’re drilling down to very specific areas.”
The draft includes five “end states,” along with strategic objectives, that the force is looking to drive toward: •Accelerate and streamline delivery: Increase commonality in the deployed C4I configurations; increase quality of installations and decrease installation timeline cost.
•Enable modern IT service delivery: Transform and modernize IT infrastructure; deliver mobile capability to the workforce.
•Own cyber technical leadership: Protect, improve, cyber hygiene, develop standards and target architecture; respond to cyber incidents/recover to ensure capability restoration.
•Reduce the cost of operations: Optimize information for effective decision making; optimize lab infrastructure at SPAWAR.
•Optimize our organization and workforce: Manage workforce talent.
Lewis also drilled down on cybersecurity, a major priority for the Department of Defense and specifically the Navy, especially following a high-profile break of networks by the Iranians in 2013 that led to initiatives aimed at identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities.
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