This issue of the Strategy and Innovation Newsletter focuses on three success stories of Innovation Seed Funding as well as projects that are implementing High Velocity Learning throughout the Department. We have also included some articles on unmanned systems and, of course, a look at the history of innovation within the Department.
This issue of the Strategy and Innovation Newsletter highlights the FY18 Secretary of the Navy's Naval Innovation Advisory Council as well as spotlights many innovative projects from warfare communities across the Fleet and the Force.
In this issue, we focus on the 2016 SECNAV Innovation Awards and the achievements of the winners. The awards program recognizes top DON individuals or teams making significant problem solving contributions. The caliber and quantity of entries is a testament to the talents of our Sailors, Marines, and Civilians.
In this issue we explore the budding frontiers of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Sophisticated additive manufacturing tools and techniques have increasingly demonstrated the potential to enhance the Department of the Navy's logistics, supply-chain, and acquisition systems. There is a growing effort within the enterprise to make this technology accessible to more Sailors, Marines, and DON Civilians-motivating and empowering the innovators of the future.
We're excited to announce the launch of our November Strategy & Innovation newsletter! Explore fresh news from around the Fleet and Force, and learn what our team has been working on to fuel the culture of innovation within the DON.
In this issue, Mr. Thomas Hicks, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Management), provides context for innovation as a leadership focus during preparations for a new administration; we welcome the FY17 SECNAV Innovation Advisors; provide details on the 2016 SECNAV Innovation Awards (nomination deadline 31 December 2016); and much more.
Welcome to the first edition of the DON Innovation newsletter! In support of SECNAV's Innovation Vision, this newsletter is intended to promote information sharing and exchange, support the ideation process, and showcase the creativity, expertise, and insight of our Sailors, Marines, and Civilians.
In this edition, we feature key naval innovation organizations, stories submitted from the DON community, and "The Hatch" -- a platform for you to submit ideas that can be implemented for the benefit of the DON.