1) Who/what determines the demand signal for our skills - is it us?
2) Understanding the eventuality of 18XX officers (1860) and the IDC idea, shouldn't we broaden the exposure at lower levels (O4/O5) to better prepare officers? (Navy already decided on generalists =IDC).
3) Current cross-detailing (largely to command) seems to follow a "do-no-harm-to-communities'-equities" approach. Does this demonstrate the communities are really "all in" with the IDC idea?
4) If breakage is a concern of cross detailing, how can IDC make sense (only some of the time at certain commands vs all of the time at every command?), particularly with no early broadening?
5) Why do each of the 4 communities continue to maintain pre-IDC manpower paradigms? Each community maintains commands (IW=NIOCs, Intel=ONI commands, OCEAN-O= FLTWEAXCENs, IP= NCTAMS) which are still almost wholly homogenous with respect to the rates and designators serving inside of them. There are exceptions, but they are few. Have we looked at all IDC commands to determine skills required for every billet assigned and identified opportunities to cross breed within the IDC where possible? Is this a feasible option and if not what is the inherent barrier? Why would this be a bad idea? (its been done at FCC, a recently stood-up command, but how about in Mississippi, FID/FIAFs, NIOCs, etc?)
6) Three gravitational forces in our community - Navy, FCC, and IDC. Which is/should be the a priori force influencing our community management? Or, are we simply hitting the pitches as they come (before they hits us)?
7) How has becoming an operational force (all "operational" now) affected/changed what we provide to the regular Navy (non-IDC commanders) in terms of billets/capability? (essentially, how to explain to fleet commanders, when asked)?
8) How does community strategy link to the IDC strategy? Which is predominant, or are they simply separate?
Not sure these aren't already answered somewhere, but these are some of the things about which I wonder. I don't think present w/c/s is sustainable, particularly where the IDC is concerned (has to get figured out - one way or the other - beyond paper and an OPNAV office supporting a 3 star (think utility)). Also, not sure what will happen once FCC turns over, whether it is next year or 7 years from now. That will definitely change the decision calculus. What is best for the community/IDC beyond turnover of FCC and NSA/CYBERCOM? That is where we should be focused, I think, particularly given the (assumption) IDC influence will dominate. Are we, today, building it right for the Navy and the people who will succeed us?