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1) Interesting to see Frank (along with Dodd) still maintaining any sort of legitimacy considering the central role played in the forming of the conitions leading to the mortgage "crisis". Sort of funny how this country hangs on to hubris (and continues to promote it). 2) A little over 60 percent of...
by yoshi
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Current News
Topic: U.S. Rep. Barney Frank calls for a 25 percent cut in military spending
Replies: 6
Views: 3256

concur totally with Mr. Saturn. I ran a shop of 103 contract and military linguists in GTMO, and it was pretty interesting. None of the work was connected to traditional IW stuff. It ran the gamut from many different -INT disciplines to producing data for FOIA requests and legal matters. Had nothing...
by yoshi
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Stupid Questions about Information Warfare
Topic: IA - Individual Augmentee
Replies: 9
Views: 6012

How about the Regional Studies students at NPS developing a community LREC strategy? I digress...but welcome ideas on how we might enhance the linkage between NNWC and our NPS investment. Well... ...aye, aye. I'll get with Dave, we'll get on it. Working to finish thesis, which should allow for some...
by yoshi
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:36 am
 
Forum: Required Reading
Topic: LCDR Chad Smith's NPS thesis - OPTIMIZING NAVY IW - A SYSTEMS ENGINEERING APPROACH
Replies: 12
Views: 7726

I agree with marrying up theses with a community need. It makes a lot of sense to me and would really have saved me a lot of time. It took me a long time to decide on my thesis because I had to guess about what i felt was most important to the community regarding my course of study. I hope I have do...
by yoshi
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:30 am
 
Forum: Required Reading
Topic: LCDR Chad Smith's NPS thesis - OPTIMIZING NAVY IW - A SYSTEMS ENGINEERING APPROACH
Replies: 12
Views: 7726

In my new attempts to curtail the ridiculous lengths of my post, i did not give background on what i have observed. I reported to my first duty station very early in 2005. Every JO who reported after me did an IA - voluntarily or otherwise - except for 3. My command did not factor direct support or ...
by yoshi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Stupid Questions about Information Warfare
Topic: IA - Individual Augmentee
Replies: 9
Views: 6012

Your chances of experiencing an IA in the first 4 years are about 90 percent. I think you should expect to do 2 IAs/GSAs within your first 8 years. Its not a Navy/leadership/service perspective, it is the reality of today's military involvement. There is no branch of the military which is spared. Yo...
by yoshi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:24 pm
 
Forum: Stupid Questions about Information Warfare
Topic: IA - Individual Augmentee
Replies: 9
Views: 6012

i, too, am a prior, who appreciates the problem confronted by the community. as i wrote last year when answering the question related to how the community could improve in retaining officers at the 20 year mark, i don't see how it will be fixed. too many priors do create a mid-level officer hemorrha...
by yoshi
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:27 am
 
Forum: Lateral Transfer
Topic: Lateral Tranfer, is it the right thing for us?
Replies: 25
Views: 17516

concept, were i you , i would carefully listen to what navy05 has to say. there is much that you can do with out going active. when i was on my IA, there were several reserve officers doing their part, and they were getting the same experience I was and in most cases contributing the same. one thing...
by yoshi
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:31 am
 
Forum: Stupid Questions about Information Warfare
Topic: So, what would you say you do here?
Replies: 13
Views: 7663

i applaud the idea, as well, and feel it is way over due. However, there are a few reservations I have. First, i personally am not about to drop anything on the ffc.mil domain. i don't have a CAC reader at home, so that means I would have to be at work to participate. Also, if the ffc site is anythi...
by yoshi
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:58 am
 
Forum: Navy Information Warfare
Topic: RADM Deets launches IW Community Blog
Replies: 21
Views: 11799

i read the JOE, and sort of felt like it wasn't saying much beyond the 'future is cloudy'. It is probably worth reading in order to understand the perspective of Joint Forces Command. However, when I consider to the amount of effort that goes into production and release of these type of documents an...
by yoshi
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Required Reading
Topic: JOE - JOINT OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Replies: 9
Views: 5241
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