Warfare Innovation Curriculum (WIC) Workshop
CRUSER Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop 2019
Background: Starting in 2009, the NPS warfare innovation workshops have addressed self-propelled semi-submersibles, maritime irregular challenges, undersea weapons concepts and unmanned systems concepts generation. Participants in these workshops are junior officers from NPS, the fleet, and other DoD commands; and early career engineers from Navy laboratories, academia and industry.
Workshop: Given the design challenge How might advancements in autonomy, machine learning, manned-unmanned teaming, emergent technologies, and unmanned systems be employed to enhance cross-domain operations in highly contested environments to accomplish missions more effectively and/or with less risk? small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions. Teams will brief their best concepts to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.
Selected concepts will begin CRUSER’s next Innovation Thread, and members of the CRUSER community of interest will be invited to further develop these concepts in response to the next FY Call for Proposals. Technical members of the CRUSER community of interest will present proposals at a technical continuum gathering such as TechCon to test these selected concepts of interest in lab or field environments. A final report detailing process and outcomes will be released before the end of the that calendar year to a vetted distribution list of leadership and community of interest members. Results of experimentation will be presented to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) the following summer.
For the following workshops, final reports are available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop 2016: Developing Autonomy to Strengthen Naval Power
Workshop 2015: Creating Asymmetric Warfighting Advantages
Workshop 2014: Warfighting in the Contested Littorals
Workshop 2013: Distributing Naval Air and Surface Force Capabilities | Undersea Superiority 2050
Workshop 2012: Advancing the Design of Undersea Warfare
Workshop 2011: Revolutionary Concepts from Evolutionary UxS | Future Unmanned Naval Systems Wargame Competition