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10/14/2020

Learn about CAPT Todd Hutchison from Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and a guest appearance from Krista Michalis, Ph.D. , our Tech Bridge director for the Capital Tech Bridge.

In today's Quick Chat with Mohawk Matt, we learn a little about who Todd is as a person, outside the uniform and a few teammates in the NavalX family, Ashlee Floyd and Lauren "Tink" Hanyok.

#navalx #techbridge #navalagility #collaboration #mohawkmatt #quickchat

Naval Sea Systems Command Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division

CMDR Jen Franco jumping for joy for all those who served before her so that she could also serve! Happy 245th Birthday 🥳...
10/13/2020

CMDR Jen Franco jumping for joy for all those who served before her so that she could also serve!

Happy 245th Birthday 🥳 🎂 🎈to all our Sailors out there from your friends at NavalX!

Maybe Ashlee, Brad and CAPT Futcher didn’t get the memo about it being a party? 🎉 🎈

Flashback photo to the commissioning of the USS NavalX when Jim "hondo" Geurts set us out to sea.

#navalx #navalagility #navy

We love it when our department of defense friends come to NavalX to partner on future activities. David Schiff hosted Tr...
10/12/2020

We love it when our department of defense friends come to NavalX to partner on future activities.

David Schiff hosted Trish Martinelli, chandra osann, Sabra Horne recently for some collaboration about the Federal Innovators Salon.

Stay tuned, Mohawk Matt Just might be recording some videos or podcasts as we type that could be coming out soon as this team grows the effort and shares what they have been up to for the past few months.

Collaboration is the best past of our new space at the Garden and we enjoy sharing the space with amazing folks across the innovation communities.

Have a great Monday and see you online.

#navalx #navalagility #collaboration #partnership #dod #innovation

10/12/2020
Whos new in the NavalX Zoo

Listen to Podcast Episode 9 NOW!

Who’s New in the NavalX Zoo?

Meet 3 new NavalX teammates and hear about their backgrounds in Episode 9 of NavalX Connecx.

Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Soundcloud or find quick links here: https://lnkd.in/dDiKdvS

Join us as four teammates from different commands across the Navy talk about culture, innovation and what it’s like being a new NavalX teammate. They share where they come from across the Naval enterprise and their different backgrounds of expertise that make NavalX the melting pot that it is.

Mohawk Matt Denny is from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) China Lake and is joined by Commander Jen Franco who is a Navy Reservist with US Navy , Sondra Laughlin is from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Indiana and Christopher Capuano is out of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport , Rhode Island.

#navalx #navalxconnecx #podcast #navy #navsea #collaboration #innovation #agility #teamwork #startup #culture

Naval Sea Systems Command
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

10/08/2020
Other Transaction Elevator Pitch

Don't know what Other Transactions are?

Join Hallie Tremaine Balkin for her elevator pitch on OT's.

To get more in depth information about OTs? Listen to Hallie's, Cara's and Mohawk Matt's #podcast that dropped recently on NavalX Connecx. Available on Spotify, Apple, Google, and Sound Cloud

#DAU #navalx #othertransactions Defense Acquisition University

10/08/2020

Have you subscribed to our #podcast yet?

NavalX Connecx is on Apple, Spotify, Sound Cloud, Google Podcasts and a few others.

Upcoming topics include:

* who’s who in the NavalX Zoo - new blood

* NCIS’s interest in protecting technology and how it coincides with innovation

* The first enlisted Marine to attend Naval Post Graduate School in his field.

Link is in the comments or search NavalX on those platforms.

SUBSCRIBE and tell Mohawk Matt and team what you think and what you want to hear next.

#navalx #navalxconnecx #leadership #listening #connect

The Centers for Adaptive Warfighting is gearing up for the fall! We have in person and remote classes posted through Dec...
10/06/2020

The Centers for Adaptive Warfighting is gearing up for the fall! We have in person and remote classes posted through December!

Register here: https://lnkd.in/gx46YfB
(CAC Required)

Don't take our word for the value of these courses, check this out directly from a marine at Marine Logistics Command -

"Recent" SCRUM training was hands down the best training I have ever attended. If I owned LOGCOM every team, every center, every DEPOT, every warehouse, every repair shop, etc. etc. would have a SCRUM board. I would hire a SCRUM master yesterday.... It was also good to see 100s of young Marines working hard and training. That visual reminded me of what our job truly is for. "

Upcoming Course Dates:

Military Scrum Master (Agile Scrum)
* MCAS New River - Oct 21-22 (In person)
* Camp Pendleton - Oct 28 (In person)
* REMOTE Online - Nov. 4-6
* NavalX HQ - Nov. 11-12
* Okinawa - Nov. 23-24 (In Person)
* REMOTE Online - Dec. 2-3
* Okinawa Dec. 14-15

Human Centered Design (Warfighter)
* NavalX HQ Nov 10
* Remote Dec. 1

#navalx #centersforadaptivewarfighting #humancentereddesign #scrum #marines #sailors

10/05/2020
AT1 Rich Walsh - One Innovative Sailor

#Podcast Episode 8 of NavalX Connecx is available now! So Excited!!!

Join Richard Walsh - One Innovative Sailor, as he talks with Mohawk Matt about his 17 year #navy career and a turning point that he decided to focus on the hardest challenges he could find.

Search and Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Soundcloud or find quick links here: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/agility/Pages/podcast.aspx

Sailors in the US Navy, tend to follow a tailored path based on their job type. Meet Petty Officer First Class Rich Walsh, a sailor who decided to take on the hardest challenges he could and become a household name in the innovation space across the Department of Defense. Rich currently works at the Navy’s N7 - Strategic Warfighter Innovation Cell, at the Pentagon.

#navalx #navalxconnecx #podcast #navy #innovation

10/04/2020

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Agility Summit this year!

We have more pictures, videos and such coming soon for those who could make it but wanted to express our gratitude as a team!

What was your favorite thing?

What should we change for next year?

#navalx #gratitude #agility

10/02/2020
Meet Danielle and Sandy - NAVAIR

Meet Danielle and Sandy, two people that came together to accomplish a similar mission, creating a Naval Digital Engineering Body of Knowledge (Naval DEBok).

Danielle Franklin works for the Modeling and Simulation and the Naval High Performance Computing Office and Sandy Neville is the Outreach Lead for the Digital Systems Engineering Transformation Initiative.

In this Quick Chat with Mohawk Matt “Mohawk” Denny, Danielle and Sandy are asking YOU for help! They are trying to break down the communication silos, bring the community together, and make the data out there accessible to all who need it in the Department of Defense.

“If you have an idea, a product, an effort, even if you have the right culture, the right feeling or the energy, we want you to be part of this because we want to make sure that at the end of the day when we're doing digital engineering that we're not creating bigger silos” – Danielle.

If you are interested in joining the Naval DEBok effort reach out to Danielle and Sandy via email at [email protected]

#navalx #agility #navalagility #navy #marinecorps #collaboration #innovation #digitalengineering

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Have you subscribed to our #podcast yet? Direct links here: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/agility/Pages/podcast.aspxDon't ...
09/30/2020

Have you subscribed to our #podcast yet?

Direct links here: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/agility/Pages/podcast.aspx

Don't miss who Mohawk Matt chats with next ... these are the "who" so far:

Episode 1 - We pay people to think, building Trust - Jaimie R, Cindy Shaver

Episode 2 - What and who is NavalX? - Frank Futcher

Episode 3 - Tech Bridges and Naval interest in Private Capital - Sam Gray

Episode 4 - Pursuing innovation from the Pentagon - OPNAV N7 - Benjamin Van Buskirk

Episode 5 - Young Naval officers - Agents of change - Adam Johnson, Jasmine Carpenter

Episode 6 - Other Transactions, an acquisition tool - Hallie Tremaine Balkin, Cara Little

Episode 7 - the Naval IT Cloud and new playbook - Jonas Lazo, MBA, David Spencer

COMING SOON!!! - Episode 8 - Innovative Sailor - Richard Walsh

Know anyone we should invite on next? Who/What should we talk about next.

#podcast #trust #industry #privatecapital #leadership #othertransactions #cloud #innovation

The Agility Summit Challenge 2020 - The App to bridge the Gap!The winning team was made up by Midshipman Jack Murray,  M...
09/29/2020

The Agility Summit Challenge 2020 - The App to bridge the Gap!

The winning team was made up by Midshipman Jack Murray, Midshipman Joshua Kaplowitz, and Midshipman Chike Otaluka. They are all students at the United States Naval Academy. Lt. John Rex Spivey was their team facilitator.

A platform for Sailors and by Sailors, a phone app that is allowing them to post challenges and add solutions. Each post comes with an upvote and a downvote feature. Instead of traditional comments, sailors can add ideas to the post, contributing to the problem or comment.

The app is a solution for the modern day Navy, where Sailors and Marines can easily collaborate with leadership to solve issues in a way that attracts and makes sense to them.

At the end of the weeklong challenge, teams presented to Naval Senior leaders: Sec. Jim "hondo" Geurts, VADM Lisa Franchetti, Mrs. Joan Johnson and RADM Lorin Selby.

The challenge consisted of 4 teams. Two teams from the United States Naval Academy, one team from Naval Post Graduate School and one team from Navy Information Operations Command Texas.

Special thanks to Naval Junior Officer Counsel (NJOC) for facilitating the challenge.

Congratulations to the winning team and thanks to all who participated!

#navalx #navy #marinecorps #innovation

09/29/2020
IT cloud and cloud playbook

the Naval IT Cloud and new Playbook - that’s the topic of our latest #podcast episode for NavalX Connecx.

Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Soundcloud or find quick links here: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/agility/Pages/podcast.aspx

Jonas Lazo, MBA and David Spencer have a Naval IT Cloud conversation. Learn the basics of what the IT Cloud is, how the Navy and Marine Corps are looking at the cloud and what is this new Cloud Playbook, as Jonas calls it, the mother of all cloud playbooks. Jonas is the Naval Tech Warrant and David is the Cloud Lead at the Enterprise Systems and Services PMW-250 program office.

To learn more about the Cloud playbook or the Naval Cloud adventures, send an email to [email protected] with cloud in the subject line.

#navalx #navalxconnecx #podcast #cloud #informationtechnology #navy #marinecorps #IT #cloudasaservice
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)

Great conversation about leadership, innovation, agility and more happening right now during our Agility Summit with Sec...
09/24/2020

Great conversation about leadership, innovation, agility and more happening right now during our Agility Summit with Sec Jim "hondo" Geurts, Steve Blank and CMDR Sam Gray.

Video clips will come out at a future date.

#leanstartup #innovation #navy #agility #agile #navalx #risk #leadership #marinecorps

Demonstrate your 5G Enabled Technology at the NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge and NSIN - National Security Innovation Network 5...
09/23/2020
National Security Innovation Network

Demonstrate your 5G Enabled Technology at the NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge and NSIN - National Security Innovation Network 5G Pitch Competition, applications close on September 30th!

The Department of Defense is making significant investments in 5G, deploying infrastructure and looking to support 5G enabled startups.

NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge in partnership with NSIN - National Security Innovation Network is running a national search to identify 5G enabled technologies to participate in a Pitch Competition, known as Starts. The top ten applicants will participate in a virtual pitch event on October 27; the top four companies will be awarded $50,000 and have the opportunity to pilot their technology at MCAS Miramar’s 5G living lab.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Learn more and apply here:

https://www.nsin.us/events/navy-usmc-5g-event/

Application Deadline:

September 30th

Prize Awarded:

$50,000 to the top four companies

Naval Sea Systems Command
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
Office of Naval Research

#navalx #agility #navalagility #navy #marinecorps #innovation #collaboration #pitchcompetition

Events NSIN Starts presents: Navy & Marine Corps 5G Time 27 Oct 2020 Location Virutal/Online The DoD is making significant investments in 5G, deploying infrastructure and looking to support 5G enabled startups. The Department of Defense is making significant investments in 5G, deploying infrastructu...

09/22/2020
Dr. Waleed Barnawi - The Cyber Dude

Meet Dr. Waleed Barnawi, the cyber dude. He is the Expeditionary Cyber Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research.

In this Quick Chat with Mohawk Matt, Dr. Barnawi tells us how he thinks about cyber. He uses the analogy that cyber is like a big hotel with continuous flowing traffic; some areas of the hotel are public while others are restricted.

“So my job, for the Naval forces, is how do I make sure that the right doors are open so people can communicate and talk to each other, but keep out all of those bad guys”- Dr. Waleed Barnawi.

Thanks for watching and make sure you keep only the right doors open 😉!

#navalx #agility #navalagility #navy #marinecorps #cyber #hotel #cyberdefense

Naval Sea Systems Command
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
Office of Naval Research

Exciting news for everyone in Okinawa, Japan! The Centers for Adaptive Warfighting (CAW) is going global!The two-day Mil...
09/21/2020

Exciting news for everyone in Okinawa, Japan! The Centers for Adaptive Warfighting (CAW) is going global!

The two-day Military Scrum Master Course is now being offered in Okinawa, Japan. Yep, JAPAN!!

Take advantage of a course that has been taught to over 1,500 service members and civilians. Learn a different way to prioritize requirements, reduce errors and waste, and increase collaboration.

Scrum Course details:

November 23rd -24th

December 14th- 15th

Sign- up here (CAC required):

https://www.secnav.navy.mil/agility/Pages/caw.aspx

Congratulations to the CAW team on a great achievement and an exciting road ahead!

#navalx #agility #collaboration #navalagility #innovation #summit #workshops #scrum

Naval Sea Systems Command
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
Office of Naval Research

09/21/2020
NavalX Connecx - Episode 6

A #podcast about Other Transactions or Other Transaction Authorities?

Podcast Episode 6 of NavalX Connecx is live and it is all about Other Transactions, an acquisition tool.

Join Defense Acquisitions Universities Lead authority on OTs and a lawyer from NAVSEA who created an OT working group to build a community around the topic.

Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Soundcloud or find quick links here: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/agility/Pages/podcast.aspx

Hallie Balkin and Cara Little discuss Other Transactions, an acquisition tool, and how they are able to be used for research and development type partnerships between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the private sector. Hallie is the OT Professor at Defense Acquisition University(DAU) and Cara is an OT user and Associate Council at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA.)

SUBSCRIBE and tell us what you want to hear next.

#navalx #navalxconnecx #podcast #dau #navy #marinecorps #othertransactions #navsea

Naval Sea Systems Command Defense Acquisition University

09/18/2020
Amberly Beckwith

Meet Amberly Beckwith who is the project lead for the Expeditionary Warfare Department at Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC LANT) located in Charleston, SC.

In this Quick Chat with Mohawk Matt, Amberly shares what her role as project lead encompasses, such as managing cost, schedule, and performance for the project. She also offers advice to other project leads based on her experience with the work.

“Remember that you’re there to do costs, schedule, and execution. You’re not there to be the technical expert. You need to lean on your engineers, your logisticians, all of your teammates to really do that part for you.” – Amberly Beckwith

Thanks for watching this Quick Chat, who else from the workforce should Mohawk Matt highlight next?! Tell us in the comments below or send us a message!

#navalx #agility #navalagility #navy #marinecorps #projectleadership #workforce #highlight

Naval Sea Systems Command
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
Office of Naval Research

The team is working hard to prepare for the NavalX Agility Summit 2020 happening next week, September 21st – 25th!Have y...
09/17/2020

The team is working hard to prepare for the NavalX Agility Summit 2020 happening next week, September 21st – 25th!

Have you registered yet?!

We will be having virtual workshops on various topics such as Partnership Intermediary Agreements, social media communications, and partnering.

On September 24th there will be a Seaside Chat on “Innovating in a Large Organization” hosted by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition Sec. Jim "hondo" Geurts and Steve Blank, who is a member of the Defense Business Board.

The Agility Summit is open to Government and Military Personnel only.

Learn more and register here:
https://www.secnav.navy.mil/agility/Pages/agilitysummit2020.aspx

If you have any questions, leave them down in the comments below and we look forward to seeing you there (virtually)!

Office of Naval Research
Naval Sea Systems Command
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)

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