ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR INFORMATION DOMINANCE (N2/N6)

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R 292237Z OCT 09

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NAVADMIN 316/09

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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR 
INFORMATION DOMINANCE (N2/N6)//



REF/A/RMG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/012135ZOCT09//

AMPN/NAVADMIN 286/09 PROVIDED AN UPDATE TO THE N2/N6 REORGANIZATION AND 
ANNOUNCED OFFICIAL CONSOLIDATION AND REALIGNMENT OCCURRING FOLLOWING 
SENATE CONFIRMATION OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR 
INFORMATION DOMINANCE (N2/N6) NOMINEE.//

RMKS/1. PURSUANT TO REF A, THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE 
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR 
INFORMATION DOMINANCE (N2/N6) EFFECTIVE 02NOV09. THE SENATE HAS 
CONFIRMED VADM JACK DORSETT AS THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR 
INFORMATION DOMINANCE (N2/N6).

2. THE STAND UP OF N2/N6 REPRESENTS A LANDMARK TRANSITION IN THE 
EVOLUTION OF NAVAL WARFARE, DESIGNED TO ELEVATE INFORMATION AS A MAIN 
BATTERY OF OUR WARFIGHTING CAPABILITIES, AND FIRMLY ESTABLISH THE U.S. 
NAVY'S PROMINENCE IN INTELLIGENCE, CYBER WARFARE, AND INFORMATION 
MANAGEMENT. TOWARD THIS END, THE STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF N2/N6 ARE TO:
A. ELEVATE INFORMATION TO A CORE NAVY WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY.
B. FUNCTIONALLY INTEGRATE INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION WARFARE, 
INFORMATION/NETWORK MANAGEMENT, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND GEOSPATIAL 
INFORMATION FOR INFORMATION AGE OPERATIONS.
C. DELIVER ASSURED COMMAND AND CONTROL AND INFORMATION ACCESS TO 
OPERATIONAL FORCES.
D. BOLDLY INTRODUCE GAME-CHANGING CONCEPTS, STRATEGIES, AND 
CAPABILITIES.
E. COORDINATE RESOURCE INVESTMENT TO DELIVER INFORMATION-CENTRIC 
CAPABILITIES AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES.
F. AGGRESSIVELY ACCELERATE EXPERIMENTATION AND INNOVATION WITH 
INFORMATION CAPABILITIES.
G. DELIVER DEEP MULTI-INTELLIGENCE PENETRATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF 
POTENTIAL ADVERSARIES, MELDED WITH DEEP MULTI-DOMAIN UNDERSTANDING OF 
THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT.
H. DELIVER REMOTELY PILOTED, UNATTENDED, AND AUTONOMOUS CAPABILITIES 
ADAPTIVELY NETWORKED TO EXTEND REACH, PENETRATION AND PERSISTENCE IN 
DENIED AREAS.

3. EFFECTIVE 02NOV09, N2/N6 ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTELLIGENCE, 
INFORMATION, INFORMATION WARFARE, CYBER, COMMUNICATIONS, NETWORKS, 
OCEANOGRAPHY, AND SPACE, AS WELL AS MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS AND NAVY 
UNMANNED SYSTEMS. OPNAV RESOURCES ASSOCIATED WITH INFORMATION-CENTRIC 
PROGRAMS ARE CONSOLIDATED UNDER N2/N6 SPONSORSHIP.

4. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL SAM J. LOCKLEAR III, DIRECTOR, NAVY 
STAFF.//

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