How Do You Give the US Navy and Coast Guard “Friend Or Foe” Awareness of Any Ship, Crew or Cargo Afloat Anywhere in the World - Fast? Ask Mike Krieger.
The Situation. The 9/11 planes had crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. A year later a Cuban gunboat docked in Key West – undetected. The seas were wide open – and so were US ports. Neither the US Navy nor Coast Guard had “maritime domain awareness” – but needed it fast. But the information was locked up in stovepiped systems no one could share.
The Challenge: Get the services sharing information fast.
The Collaboration: Mike Krieger from the CIO’s office brought a small group of technically savvy, highly-authorized Navy, Coast Guard and Transportation folks together. Each had some of the data - none had the common operating picture. Krieger's goal: prove a solution not in years, but in 9 months. Read what happened next in this Bloomberg.com excerpt.