Members and friends of the CNO's Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) discuss their projects and how to grow a culture of innovation within the Navy and military at large.
info_outline 37: CRIC Director CDR Ben Salazar 09/07/2014
37: CRIC Director CDR Ben Salazar Managing CNO's maniacs is not an easy job, but somebody has to do it. Join CDR Ben Salazar and me as we talk about some of the back room difficulties and successes of the CRIC, what NWDC actually stands for, and what to expect for the next round of CRIC accessions.
info_outline 35: Robotics with Paul Scharre of CNAS 08/10/2014
35: Robotics with Paul Scharre of CNAS What's the difference between the Army's approach to using unmanned aircraft vs the Air Force's? Why does it matter? Join robotics expert Paul Scharre and me as we discuss these issues and why it is going to take a major change in mindset to get the most use of our drones.
info_outline 34: Connecting People with Lyndsay Westby-Gibson 08/02/2014
34: Connecting People with Lyndsay Westby-Gibson At the center of the Naval Warfare Development Command and its innovation mission is a connector who seems to know everyone in the innovation world. My guest today is Lyndsay Westby-Gibson, who has helped connect me with innovators and great guests in the past. We talk about what's going on over on the East Coast, and why MCPON is visiting NWDC later this month (we like to think it's because he loves the podcast).
info_outline 31: Innovation in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) World 07/13/2014
31: Innovation in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) World LT Deward Cummings, EOD Officer, shares with us how he managed to create a low cost solution to prevent Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) from harming local populations.
info_outline 30: Celestial Navigation Revised with LT William Hughes 07/06/2014
30: Celestial Navigation Revised with LT William Hughes LT Hughes takes a few minutes out of his Independence Day weekend to talk to us about the idea he had on USS Benfold that was pitched (and accepted) to CNO, how to get your message out there, and what life as a JO was like on the most innovative ship on the waterfront.
info_outline 29: Deckplate Entrepreneurship with DC1 Nisha Witt 06/29/2014
29: Deckplate Entrepreneurship with DC1 Nisha Witt DC1 Nisha Witt shares with me her budding company and how she found a way to apply a decades old technology to help improve our smartphones' battery life.
info_outline 28: Navy Retention with CDR Guy "Bus" Snodgrass 06/22/2014
28: Navy Retention with CDR Guy "Bus" Snodgrass CDR Snodgrass stops in to discuss why he wrote his viral 24 page white paper on Navy retention, offers insights on what is keeping people in as well as pushing them out. Which communities have the toughest time retaining folks? Check out this episode and find out!
info_outline 27: From Troubleshooter to Innovator with FC2 Mike Owen 06/15/2014
27: From Troubleshooter to Innovator with FC2 Mike Owen FC2 Mike Owen of USS Benfold and I discuss his winning Athena project, maintenance, and what it's like to work with SPAWAR scientists.
info_outline 26: Crowdsourcing Wargames with Chris Kona and LT Matt Hipple 06/08/2014
26: Crowdsourcing Wargames with Chris Kona and LT Matt Hipple This week's podcast is a crossover with CIMSEC.org and a blog post by Chris Kona on his CRIC project. My guests are Chris Kona and LT Matt Hipple, and it's all about gaming: war- and video-. Find out which games are great to learn about battle, and which are garbage!
info_outline 25: Veterans Administration and the EVA app with LT Diptee 06/01/2014
25: Veterans Administration and the EVA app with LT Diptee Returning guest LT Darryl Diptee updates us on the progress of his discusses some health care laws dating to the mid 19th century that are harming our Vets, and exploiting your social network for maximum reach.
info_outline 24: The Future of Drones with Kelsey Atherton 05/25/2014
24: The Future of Drones with Kelsey Atherton Popular Science blogger Kelsey Atherton and I discuss drones in real life and in science fiction, some of their wilder uses in the next few years, and how they might have changed the Civil War.
info_outline 23: History of Naval Innovation with LCDR Claude Berube 05/18/2014
23: History of Naval Innovation with LCDR Claude Berube Naval Reservist and Academy Professor Claude Berube talks about the original naval innovation group, the Naval Lyceum, and its legacy today. We also discuss intellectual curiousity and why it is important to vigorously debate with others outside one's comfort zone.
info_outline 22: Enlisted Innovator Saves Millions with AT1 Rich Walsh 05/11/2014
22: Enlisted Innovator Saves Millions with AT1 Rich Walsh AT1 Walsh was quickly pulled from the ranks of the CRICx to the CRIC. Our talk explains the project and its importance, why supply may not be as bad as we think (at least according to Rich), and even CPO 365 training. Stick around after the outtro...there's a pretty good story at the end you won't want to miss.
info_outline 21: Crowdsourcing Innovation with Pete Stephens 05/04/2014
21: Crowdsourcing Innovation with Pete Stephens Pete Stephens, Director of Program Management for Local Motors, talks about micromanufacturing, collaborative manufacturing processes, and working with the Army's Rapid Equipping Force.
info_outline 20: Augmented and Virtual Reality with LT Josh Steinman 04/27/2014
20: Augmented and Virtual Reality with LT Josh Steinman LT Josh Steinman and I discuss augmented reality (AR) vs virtual reality (VR), current uses of AR in the Fleet and how Google Glass is an inexpensive way to experiment at the deckplate level.
info_outline 19: How to Win a $250 Million Wargame with Lt Gen Paul van Riper, USMC (Ret) 04/07/2014
19: How to Win a $250 Million Wargame with Lt Gen Paul van Riper, USMC (Ret) CRIC Marine Officer Capt Jerome Lademann interviews retired Lieutenant General Paul Van Riper, USMC, about critical thinking, innovation and how he disrupted the most expensive military exercise ever in 2002.
info_outline 18: More 3D Printing and Life Hacks with LT Benjamin Kohlmann 03/16/2014
18: More 3D Printing and Life Hacks with LT Benjamin Kohlmann LT Kohlmann returns to talk about his panel at SXSW, simple diet hacks and 3D printing in the Fleet.
info_outline 17: Mentorship with Information Warfare's Mario Vulcano 03/09/2014
17: Mentorship with Information Warfare's Mario Vulcano
info_outline 16: Next War's LT Matt Hipple on Social Media 01/19/2014
16: Next War's LT Matt Hipple on Social Media LT Hipple is the Director of Next War and a SWO. His podcast, , is your "moment of powerpoint rehab". We discuss life on the smallest Navy ships (PCs), why and how to take a stand on issues in the social media realm, and why Message to Garcia is a poor allegory for Sailors.
info_outline 15: Disrupting the IDC Reserves with LTjg Kevin Schmidt 01/13/2014
15: Disrupting the IDC Reserves with LTjg Kevin Schmidt Is the Information Dominance Corps Reserve missing an amazing opportunity? Author and Reservist Kevin Schmidt joins me as we discuss how the Navy might draw from innovators within the ranks of our part time shipmates.
info_outline 14: Combating Military Suicides thru Design Thinking with LT Darryl Diptee 01/06/2014
14: Combating Military Suicides thru Design Thinking with LT Darryl Diptee
info_outline 13: Give Yourself Permission to Act with CDR Sean Heritage 01/02/2014
13: Give Yourself Permission to Act with CDR Sean Heritage CDR Sean Heritage and I discuss mentorship, leadership and giving oneself permission. We also discuss his small part in helping take off.
info_outline 12: Doing More with Less with Coast Guard LT Heather Bacon-Shone 12/30/2013
12: Doing More with Less with Coast Guard LT Heather Bacon-Shone LT Heather Bacon-Shone is the Coast Guard liason to the CRIC. We discuss some unique challenges the CG faces, and offers the first (and last) public service announcement on this podcast.
info_outline 11: Front Line Improvisation with Capt Jerry Lademan, USMC 12/26/2013
11: Front Line Improvisation with Capt Jerry Lademan, USMC How does innovation play out in the United States Marine Corps? The CRIC's only Marine, CAPT Jerry Lademan and I discuss exactly that. We also weigh in on the new requirements for increased STEM degrees in NROTC candidates, and why that may not be as important as some believe.
info_outline 10: Creating a Culture of Innovation with CDR Rich LeBron 12/23/2013
10: Creating a Culture of Innovation with CDR Rich LeBron
info_outline 8: Tapping the Deckplates for Innovation with LT Dave Nobles 12/12/2013
8: Tapping the Deckplates for Innovation with LT Dave Nobles LT Dave Nobles, WEPS on board USS Benfolds, talks about the amazing Athena Navy project that has been giving Sailors a command sponsored conduit for innovation. No other ship is fostering a culture of innovation like Benfolds-find out how!