Celebration of Life Service for CAPT Lou Martinez, USN-Ret.

NIPMates, the following information is passed to ensure the broadest dissemination of information on the Celebration of Life for Captain Lou Martinez, USN-RET. Lou passed this last Sunday, 22 March 2015 at his home. There will be a celebration of…

NIP Spring Luncheon – 24 April 2015

The NIP Spring luncheon will be held on Friday, 24 April 2015 at the Army Navy Country Club (ANCC) in Arlington, VA. This beautiful venue is only minutes from the Pentagon, ONI, is easy to get to, and has plenty…

Stand Up of Navy Information Dominance Forces Command (NAVIDFOR)

SUFFOLK, Va. – Navy Information Dominance Forces (NAVIDFOR) Command will hold an establishment ceremony this Wednesday, Jan. 28, starting at 9 a.m. in the Information Dominance Corps’ Heroes Auditorium at 112 Lake View Parkway aboard the DOD Complex in Suffolk, Virginia. The ceremony commemorates…

RADM(Ret.) Sam Cox to lead Naval History and Heritage Command

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Rear Adm. (Ret.) Samuel Cox recently assumed responsibilities as the new director of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). As the director of Naval History and curator of the U.S. Navy, Cox now has oversight of…

Taps: CAPT Larry Dean Silvey, USN, Ret.

20 January, 2015. CAPT Larry Dean Silvey, USN, Ret.  Born on February 24, 1946 to Lawrence and Yvonne Silvey in Amarillo, TX. After graduating from West Texas State University in 1968, he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Larry retired from the…

Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets

Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets The Washington Post © JASON REED/Newscom/Reuters The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons…

TAPS – Captain August Von Borne Millard

27 September 2014. Captain August von Born Millard, USN-Ret., of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, after about a month’s illness. As long-time NIP/NiF stalwart Sid Wood recalls, “Von was a 1630 officer who served under Capt Dean Cullison and with me on the…

Passing of Former Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Denny Harman

On Monday, July 21, 2014, Dennis P. Harman passed away at his home in Ashland, Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne, and three children: Gregory (and Laura) Harman, Julie (and Roy) O’Hanley, and Dennis (and Liz) Schleider…

Intelligence in Print: Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army

Intelligence in Print     Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971) War Minister Gen. Mohamad Fawzi’s Memoirs, 1967–1971 Youssef H. Aboul-Enein CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein is a long time NIP contributor, lecturer and author. His career has been the…

Tish Long retires / New IDC Flag Officer assignments

Secretary of Defense Names New Director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency The Department of Defense announced today Robert Cardillo as the next director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The current director, Letitia A. Long has announced her decision to retire…

Promoting Joint Education

Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence/Cyber Staff and Operations Course (JC4ICSOC): What’s in your future? Will you soon be serving at a corps/theater level J2 or J6 staff in support of a Joint Task Force (JTF)? Will you be…

Putin Proves ONI Right

Putin Proves ONI Right William H. J. Manthorpe, Jr.   Introduction The recent Russian invasion and takeover of the Crimea, a part of the neighboring sovereign state of Ukraine, has surprised U.S. and NATO strategic decision-makers. There are some people,…

Q&A: Rear Admiral Paul Becker

Intel Director: Intel Must Be Part of War Winning, Not Just War Fighting Interviewed by Geospatial Intelligence Forum Editor Harrison Donnelly Q: What is the overall mission of the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate (J2)? A: It’s important to start with…

ADM Nimitz “Grey Book”

Nimitz’s Grey Book Now available online for free “The Command Summary of FADM Nimitz was compiled by the War Plans Section of the Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii during World War II. It contains daily estimates of the situation, command…

Will the U.S. ‘Rebalance’ to Asia find that China has already conducted its own pivot – to the Middle East?

A New Alliance Will the U.S. ‘Rebalance’ to Asia find that China has already conducted its own pivot – to the Middle East? LT Neil Curtis AMOC Thesis Paper For over a decade now, China has engineered one of the…