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Coevolution of NCW: Challenges with Cyberspace and Organizational Development

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST
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The U.S. military is facing an entire new front in warfare, the cyber domain. Controlling and dominating this new technological theater is becoming critically important as U.S. Military leadership relies heavily on computer networks to communicate, gather INTEL, and even launch weapons and coordinated strikes. At the same time the military is striving to perfect the concept of Net Centric Warfare to effectively use technology to gain advantage and superiority over enemy forces. Two main obstacles may stand in the way of a successful transformation from the current haphazard state of cyberspace operations to a more productive future state required of Network Centric Warfare (NCW). The first obstacle is the military’s lack in knowledge of cyberspace operations. The second obstacle is the difficulty in understanding organizational change. This Webinar first presents a working definition of NCW to show how cyberspace and organizational change are related in the form of coevolution. It then discusses the organizational growth challenges faced by any organization operating in this domain, with a focus on the security missions likely to be given to cyber commands.

In this webinar participants will learn:

  • An Operational Illustration of NCW
  • Key Challenges in Cyberspace:
  • Technical Environment: Cyber Triad
  • Non-Technical Environment: Organizational Design

This Webinar has been brought to you by IQPC’s NCW 2011: Network Enabled Operations. For more information visit: www.ncwevent.com

Presenter:

Maj. Trisha Carpenter

United States Marine Corps

Major Trisha Carpenter enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995 and earned a commission in 1999. Completed the Command and Control Officers Course in 2001, and received orders to 8th Communications Battalion. During this assignment served as S-3 Information Technology Officer, Data Platoon Commander, OIC Battle Griffin Detachment, and 26 MEU JTF Enabler and Comm Det OIC. In 2003 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and JTF Liberia. Earned a B.S. in Information Systems Management from University of Maryland University College in May 2005.   

Following was an assignment to the Marine Cryptologic Battalion. Served as the National Security Agency’s liaison to the USMC, platoon commander, and Company B’s Executive Officer. Subsequent to this assignment, attended non-resident Command and Staff at the Naval Academy and graduated in 2008.

Major Carpenter was selected for the Special Education Program for Information Systems Technology, reported to Naval Postgraduate School in July 2008. She just graduated in the information assurance track completing a thesis titled Organizational Design and Analysis for Cyber Operations Applicable to the USMC in Sep 2010.

Personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.