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Navy Innovation, Silicon Valley Style

SAN FRANCISCO (June 25, 2016) Participants brainstorm their methods of attack during the 2016 Navy “#HackTheSky” hackathon, hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), at Galvanize in San Francisco, California, June 25-26. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria Ochoa)

By Cmdr. Zachary Staples Director, Naval Postgraduate School Center for Cyber Warfare A diverse collective of nearly 150 of Silicon Valley’s best coders, hackers and all around cyber experts gathered June 24-26 at warehouse-turned-innovation hub Galvanize in the heart of San Francisco, California. Their charge was to hack into the …

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Operationalizing Innovation

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (March 26, 2015) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Recruit Daniel Banks, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), stands as the port lookout during a simulated bridge training exercise at Fort Eustis, March 26. Ford's Navigation and Deck Department Sailors participate in the monthly training exercise to prepare to successfully navigate an aircraft carrier at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kristopher Ruiz/Released)

By Cmdr. Christopher Angelopoulos Head of PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)’s Innovation Cell What? We’ve all heard it. We’ve all been confronted with the same reactions when introduced to new ways of doing business: “Been there, done that.” “We don’t have time.” It is possible to overcome resistance to change …

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ONR Reserve Component: At the Ready

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By Capt. Keith Krapels Office of Naval Research Reserve Component Among many Navy milestones in 2015, it was the Navy Reserve Centennial. Throughout the 70-year history of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Reserve Component (ONR-RC) has played an integral role in the application of advanced technology, and provided …

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