Do you have an innovative idea for the IDC or the Navy in general?

The CNO Rapid Innovation Cell is taking applications.

Our own Jason Knudson is a member:

“Recently Lt. Jason Knudson led an open architecture initiative for afloat platforms that resulted in multiple demonstrations of rapidly reconfigurable mission packages aboard STILETTO and in TRIDENT SPECTRE.”

From the article:

“The Chief of Naval Operations and the Navy Warfare Development Command invite Junior Officers and Enlisted, O-4 and below, to apply for the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell for 2016. Interested individuals can prepare now to apply by visiting Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2016.

Successful 2016 applicants will develop innovative technology or processes as part of the CRIC, established in 2012 to take advantage of opportunities outside the Navy mainstream. The CRIC empowers junior leaders with flag leadership advocacy and financial resources to develop prototypes that can be rapidly transitioned to the fleet.

Volunteers from cross-sections of Navy communities are sought to participate as a collateral duty without a geographic relocation or release from present duty assignment.”

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