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January 2018

Military Sealift Command Knowledge Management Team Recognized for Cyber and Information Technology Excellence
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By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs

Military Sealift Command’s Knowledge Management team was recognized for its efforts by receiving the 2017 Department of Defense Chief Information Officer award for cyber and information technology excellence at an awards ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., Nov. 30.

The DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) annual awards program recognizes individuals and teams within the DoD Information Technology (IT) community for exceptional achievements in delivering forward-leaning and strategically impactful technology capabilities and IT management practices.

According to the DoD Chief Information office, “Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Knowledge Management Team received an award for changing the way the MSC and other DON commands operate in the digital workplace. Their efforts were critical to the successful fielding of the Navy’s only authorized intranet environment, the iNAVY portal.”

“Our Knowledge Management team consists of knowledge managers, records management and operations research, business intelligence staff personnel,” said Chris Trimpey, MSC’s Director, Knowledge Management. “We provide support to the MSC staff for the iNAVY portal, Classified Fleet Forces Online, records, and operations research across the spectrum of Knowledge Management, records administration, and operations research to include studies, metrics, key performance indicators and modeling.”

‘MSC is the first of seven major Navy commands to migrate their command INTRANET/SharePoint environment to the Defense Enterprise Portal Service (DISA DEPS),” according to Trimpey.

DEPS is Cyber-Hardened portal that permits MSC users to share knowledge and collaborate across the MSC Worldwide Enterprise, a 10,000 person diverse workforce consisting of Federal service civilian employees, civil service mariners, contract mariners, service members, and contractor workforce.

“MSC also became the first Navy command to make the significant upgrade to SharePoint 2013 and employ advanced SharePoint tools such as NINTEX, a workflow automation software program,” Trimpey added. “DISA’s Chief Enterprise Applications Branch stated ‘MSC was the Path Finder for the subsequent onboarding of ALL other Navy Commands on DEPS’.”

“An additional leading-edge initiative performed by the MSC iNAVY Portal Team was the capture and development of a Lessons Learned which was shared with the MSC community,” said Trimpey. “The Lessons Learned proved to be critical in the migration of larger commands such as Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Naval Sea Systems Command.”

MSC is routinely called upon to provide Subject Matter Expert support to other commands.

“The DoD CIO awards are based on achievements furthering and accomplishing the goals and objectives set forth in the Aug. 20, 2016, “DoD CIO IT Environment Way Forward” strategy for cross-cutting and high priority advancements in IT capabilities and disciplines in the Information Enterprise Mission Area,” said Trimpey. “Successful realization of these goals and objectives impact and benefit DoD Components as well as depend upon their collective contributions, collaboration and expertise.”

The MSC Knowledge Management team is comprised of Federal civilservice employees and contractor personnel who work at various locations throughout the United States.