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Our NavalX Workforce Agility team helps Naval teams tackle important challenges every day--including how to best address...
07/22/2021
Navy Experts Meet to Discuss, Align Programs Developing Tough, Resilient Warfighters

Our NavalX Workforce Agility team helps Naval teams tackle important challenges every day--including how to best address mental health in the fleet.

Last week, subject matter experts from the Navy’s Medical, Training, Personnel and Chaplain communities, and the Navy’s Fleet and Family Support Program met at NavalX for facilitation as they discussed plans to execute the Chief of Naval Operations’ intent to bring together existing Navy Warrior Toughness and Sailor Resiliency programs.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Subject matter experts from the Navy’s Medical, Training, Personnel and Chaplain communities, and the Navy’s Fleet and Family Support Program met at the NavalX facility in

Interested in presenting at our NavalX Agility Summit? The deadline to apply is quickly approaching—you must register by...
07/20/2021

Interested in presenting at our NavalX Agility Summit? The deadline to apply is quickly approaching—you must register by August 5th!

What you will be provided as a Presenter:
✅~30 minute slot(s) to present your program in an room/stage during Agility Summit 2021.
✅Your program will be advertised in the Agility Summit 2021 Program (logo/photo and paragraph)
✅Attendance by interested Agility Summit attendees. Attendees will be a range of participants from Warfare Centers, Program Offices, innovative organizations, and active military and federal employees who want to explore ways to get involved in improving how the Department of the Navy functions.

What you will be provided as an Exhibitor:
✅Table space to showcase your program

Check the flyer for more info and register at: http://mtr.cool/rbjvryabcm

Interested in presenting at our NavalX Agility Summit? The deadline to apply is quickly approaching—you must register by August 5th!

What you will be provided as a Presenter:
✅~30 minute slot(s) to present your program in an room/stage during Agility Summit 2021.
✅Your program will be advertised in the Agility Summit 2021 Program (logo/photo and paragraph)
✅Attendance by interested Agility Summit attendees. Attendees will be a range of participants from Warfare Centers, Program Offices, innovative organizations, and active military and federal employees who want to explore ways to get involved in improving how the Department of the Navy functions.

What you will be provided as an Exhibitor:
✅Table space to showcase your program

Check the flyer for more info and register at: http://mtr.cool/rbjvryabcm

It's important to take the time out to get to know your teammates and build team trust, especially for our NavalX team w...
07/16/2021

It's important to take the time out to get to know your teammates and build team trust, especially for our NavalX team which relies on rotationals and is constantly shaking up. In order to build this trust quickly, we host #teambuilding activities such as the Emergenetics training we participated in today!

It was great to see our newer rotational team members Renee Reynolds, Ngoc Lund, Caitlin J. Vallandingham, Mark Patterson, Mark Meehan, Michael Confessore, and Melissa Filsinger, MBA participate as they continue to get comfortable and share their perspectives. And we can't forget our shout-out to our four-legged participant, Winston!

#navalagility #navalx

Kicking off today! The Navy is seeking novel designs for a modular, expeditionary security Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV...
07/14/2021
LIVE EVENT: Industry Day & Prize Challenge Kickoff - Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) for Waterside Security - 401 Tech Bridge

Kicking off today! The Navy is seeking novel designs for a modular, expeditionary security Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) and is seeking written proposals via a prize challenge.

The Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) for Waterside Safety challenge carries an award of $50,000! Those submitting top-rated design proposals may have the opportunity for continued work for prototype development under a follow-on Other Transactions prototype, in the amount up to $1 million.

Check out the challenge below!

Wednesday, July 14, 20213:00-5:00PM EDT401 Tech Bridge Advanced Materials & Technology Center in Portsmouth, RI FEATURING: Steve Bordonaro, Director, Naval X Northeast Tech Bridge Prizes and challenges are competitions among...

Know a creative, #STEM-minded high-schooler? The Office of Naval Research is putting on the Naval Horizons essay contest...
07/09/2021

Know a creative, #STEM-minded high-schooler? The Office of Naval Research is putting on the Naval Horizons essay contest introducing these students to topics impacting the Navy and Marine Corps including autonomy, oceanography, cybersecurity, undersea medicine, and more.

Students will learn from DoN scientists and engineers through a series of videos and will be asked to write responses explaining how ONR's research and people inspire them and how they see the future of the Navy and Marine Corps innovation. There will be up to 5,000 winners of $200 cash prizes and the contest is open for submissions until July 30th! ✏

Learn more about the contest and participate here: http://mtr.cool/dxhhsrenlk

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Know a creative, #STEM-minded high-schooler? The Office of Naval Research is putting on the Naval Horizons essay contest introducing these students to topics impacting the Navy and Marine Corps including autonomy, oceanography, cybersecurity, undersea medicine, and more.

Students will learn from DoN scientists and engineers through a series of videos and will be asked to write responses explaining how ONR's research and people inspire them and how they see the future of the Navy and Marine Corps innovation. There will be up to 5,000 winners of $200 cash prizes and the contest is open for submissions until July 30th! ✏

Learn more about the contest and participate here: http://mtr.cool/dxhhsrenlk

#NavalSTEM

Happy Independence Day from NavalX! In honor of our Nation's 245th Birthday, we're sharing throwback photos from our Nav...
07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day from NavalX! In honor of our Nation's 245th Birthday, we're sharing throwback photos from our Navy and Marine service members and civilians as they documented Independence Day celebrations throughout the years and around the world. Check out their fantastic, creative work!

1. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary Ward
2. U.S. Navy photo by James Woods
3. Official Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Levi Schultz/Released
4. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Drew Williams
5. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Musician Adam Grimm/Released
6. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gian Prabhudas
7. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick T. Bauer/Released
8. Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/ Released

Thank you to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Bill Lescher, for stopping by our NavalX offices last week for ...
07/02/2021

Thank you to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Bill Lescher, for stopping by our NavalX offices last week for a round table on naval innovation and a NavalX overview brief! We always appreciate the opportunity to talk to naval leaders about our NavalX mission and to show off our office ship 😎.

#navalx #navalagility #innovation

Thank you to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Bill Lescher, for stopping by our NavalX offices last week for a round table on naval innovation and a NavalX overview brief! We always appreciate the opportunity to talk to naval leaders about our NavalX mission and to show off our office ship 😎.

#navalx #navalagility #innovation

During the last two days of the NavalX Tech Bridge Quarterly, Tech Bridge teams from across the network came out to show...
06/28/2021

During the last two days of the NavalX Tech Bridge Quarterly, Tech Bridge teams from across the network came out to show their support for the SoCal Tech Bridge's Electric and Unmanned Logistics Demonstration, and Electric Mobility Symposium. Congrats to the SoCal team for an awesome event! Check out the photos below!

Our NavalX Tech Bridge Quarterly kicked off today with a group exercise addressing the applications of sensors in sub-su...
06/22/2021

Our NavalX Tech Bridge Quarterly kicked off today with a group exercise addressing the applications of sensors in sub-surface mine detection, anti-drug trafficking and resupply. Small groups broke off to explore possibilities and think of ways to better apply existing sensor technologies to address these key focus areas.

Check out the photos below and keep an eye out for more!

06/19/2021

Today, NavalX is celebrating Juneteenth, a day for reflection and celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On this day in 1865, U.S. Army Soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to share the news that all slaves were free. Since then, the day has been commemorated and known by many names such as "Freedom Day" and "Emancipation Day".

06/18/2021

Registration is still open! Our NavalX SoCal Tech Bridge and their Partners will be hosting demonstration of state-of-the-art electric and unmanned systems for the battlefield at MCAS Miramar on June 23! Sign up today at canallc.com/eul-demoday

We love to see our teams collaborate and support one another! This week, Bobby Hanvey, the Director of our Mid-Atlantic ...
06/15/2021

We love to see our teams collaborate and support one another! This week, Bobby Hanvey, the Director of our Mid-Atlantic Tech Bridge has joined the CAW team's class as a facilitator.

Cross-collaboration between our teams is important in keeping them engaged with each other. Additionally, when teams engage with one another, they are able to provide each other with fresh perspectives.

Happy #FlagDay from NavalX! In honor of the day our flag was adopted, we’re sharing some quick facts about the flag and ...
06/14/2021

Happy #FlagDay from NavalX! In honor of the day our flag was adopted, we’re sharing some quick facts about the flag and how to best honor it!

What we're reading: a look at the $250 billion bill aimed at curtailing Chinese industrial power and its influence over ...
06/10/2021
Senate approves sprawling $250 billion bill to curtail China’s economic and military ambitions

What we're reading: a look at the $250 billion bill aimed at curtailing Chinese industrial power and its influence over critical civilian and military affairs.

The Senate voted Tuesday to adopt a roughly $250 billion bill to counter China’s growing economic and military prowess, hoping that major investments in science — and fresh punishments targeting Beijing — might give the U.S. a lasting edge.

NavalX Director, Capt Benjamin Van Buskirk, spoke during TEDX DAU, sharing how changing the way the Navy approaches crit...
06/09/2021

NavalX Director, Capt Benjamin Van Buskirk, spoke during TEDX DAU, sharing how changing the way the Navy approaches critical thinking and decision making can help us tackle complex challenges and retain a competitive advantage on the Global Stage during his talk “Decision Making as a Platform”.

During his talk, Capt Van Buskirk shared how applying the open system interconnection (OSI) model to decision-making can create a revolutionary change to how quickly and effectively business gets done.

Check out some key points from Ben’s speech below! A recording of the entire TEDX DAU event will be available at http://mtr.cool/fouugzvrev so keep an eye out!

06/08/2021

Our listeners who love new perspectives will enjoy our latest episode of NavalX Connecx, with a guest from the Army!

In this episode, Lieutenant Colonel Raphael Jimenez, Brigade Support Battalion Commander of 725 in Anchorage, Alaska, shares his view of leadership and how new leaders can be created and cultivated from the ranks.

"Those young leaders and paratroopers that we have in the brigade, those are the next. As they come in, we give them the opportunity to do something that they won't do in any other unit. They're going to be better for it when they leave, and they'll continue to lead in the Army."

Raphael also talks about working in extreme conditions, teamwork, giving constructive feedback, and redefining failure to keep the battalion moving forward.

To listen, subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Soundcloud and see the direct link to the episode on Apple Podcasts in the comments.

06/08/2021

“Mental Health is something critically important for our force. You gotta take care of your mind, just like you take care of your body!”

Tom Harker, Acting Secretary of the Navy, sits down for a Quick Chat with Mohawk Matt Denny about the importance of mental health across the Navy and Marine Corps. He also shares his desire to reduce the stigma around mental health.

SECNAV ends by sharing his love for volleyball, rowing machine and exercise with his kids as a way to decompress and recharge.

“I encourage all of you to go out and seek treatment if you need it; or if you see a buddy that’s struggling, get them to go get some help,” Harker added.

See the comments for link to mental health resources in the government.

#navalx #mohawkmatt #mentalhealth
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06/04/2021

Learn about the recent Military Scrum Master course taught to MARSOC last week.

Thanks to Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah for hosting the Centers for Adaptive Warfighting and our volunteer facilitators from the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force.

As usual Mohawk Matt talks to LT AK about their experience.

#training #military #navalx #leadership

06/04/2021

Happy Pride Month from NavalX!

NavalX recognises the strength that comes from diversity in the workforce and in the fleet. We are proud to support all those we work with regardless of who they love or how they identify.

Register now! The Defense Acquisition University is hosting their June 9 flagship event. The program will include a numb...
06/03/2021

Register now! The Defense Acquisition University is hosting their June 9 flagship event. The program will include a number of speakers addressing themed platforms. "Burning Platforms" will include NavalX Director Benjamin Van Buskirk discussing Decision Making as a Platform.

Registration is only open for a few more days! Register at https://go.usa.gov/x6ghN

Register now! The Defense Acquisition University is hosting their June 9 flagship event. The program will include a number of speakers addressing themed platforms. "Burning Platforms" will include NavalX Director Benjamin Van Buskirk discussing Decision Making as a Platform.

Registration is only open for a few more days! Register at https://go.usa.gov/x6ghN

#ICYMI: check out an in-depth look at the Acting SECNAV's visit to NavalX. Speaking about NavalX Acting Secretary Harker...
06/01/2021
Acting SECNAV experiences innovation first-hand at NavalX

#ICYMI: check out an in-depth look at the Acting SECNAV's visit to NavalX.

Speaking about NavalX Acting Secretary Harker said, "The NavalX approach, to train the workforce and facilitate the rapid adoption of innovative products, allows us to not only better deliver solutions for a dynamic threat landscape, but also to invest in a more technologically diverse force.”

Read more below!

NavalX hosted the Honorable Thomas W. Harker, Acting Secretary of the Navy; The Honorable James F. Geurts, performing the duties of Under Secretary of the Navy; Ms. Joan Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation; and Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, C...

What we're reading: How the Navy Drives Culture Change and Scales Innovation: 3 takeaways from a 6-month rotation with N...
06/01/2021
How the Navy Drives Culture Change and Scales Innovation

What we're reading: How the Navy Drives Culture Change and Scales Innovation: 3 takeaways from a 6-month rotation with NavalX

Check out what Dr. Marina Theodotou learned about moving the levers of skills, motivation, and organizational infrastructure to enable culture change during her stint as NavalX's Director of Learning Experiences.

https://www.inc.com/marina-theodotou/how-navy-drives-culture-change-scales-innovation.html

#navalx #navalagility

3 takeaways from a 6-month rotation with NavalX

This #MemorialDay, we are remembering all the men and women who have given their lives in service of our country. Today ...
05/31/2021

This #MemorialDay, we are remembering all the men and women who have given their lives in service of our country.

Today and every day, NavalX is proud to live out our mission of enabling our workforce to think differently and deliver more effective solutions in support of our warfighters.

This #MemorialDay, we are remembering all the men and women who have given their lives in service of our country.

Today and every day, NavalX is proud to live out our mission of enabling our workforce to think differently and deliver more effective solutions in support of our warfighters.

Now accepting submissions--US Navy Challenge: Rapid Design Tool for Advanced Manufacturing! Our NavalX Northeast Tech Br...
05/26/2021
Funding Opportunities - 401 Tech Bridge

Now accepting submissions--US Navy Challenge: Rapid Design Tool for Advanced Manufacturing! Our NavalX Northeast Tech Bridge is collaborating with the 401 Tech Bridge and NAVSEA for a prize challenge meant to address a challenge related to a ubiquitous and seemingly mundane piece of equipment: the valve handwheel.

Navy ships have handwheels throughout and the range of sizes and sheer number makes having a stock of replacements for every single variation impossible. This challenge seeks an executable file that will automatically generate the necessary CAD files to allow on-demand manufacturing of specific handwheels onboard a Naval ship.

For more information visit:

Advanced materials are changing the face of virtually every industry, from aerospace and automotive to energy and oceanographic technology. Whether you’re a producer of advanced materials or a company in search of new solutions, 401 Tech Bridge is here to help you take your business to the next le...

05/24/2021

Emerging tech + Marines = 1 interesting podcast episode! Check out our newest Connecx episode to hear from Mel Mannor about how I MIG, helps put emerging technologies into the hands of the Marines to give them an advantage in the fight.

"Conventional Warfare is no longer conventional...now you know the battlefront is domains like cyberspace, electromagnetic spectrum, our battlefield is a lot broader than conventional warfare."

Mel also talks through the mentorship he provides, the innovation bootcamps he runs, his career and and all of the adventures he's along the way.

To listen, subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Soundcloud and see the direct link to the episode on Apple Podcasts in the comments.

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