By Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Dec. 13, 2012

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Professor Derek Reveron, EMC Informationist Chair at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), reviewed highlights of his 2012 chair activities in an annual report, on Dec. 12.

Cover of EMC Informationist Chair 2012 Annual ReportWith cyber issues drawing increased attention within the national security affairs environment, exploring the intersection between national security and information technology supports the development of thinking about intelligence, cyberspace and national security.

Reveron's report reviews workshops and talks conducted during 2012, relaying highlights and presenting initial findings.  Chair activites also supported the improvement of maritime domain awareness in the Andean ridge and a trip to U.S. Cyber Command for NWC students in the "Information Operations and Cybered Warfare: Current Issues in the Information Environment" course.

Looking ahead, Reveron wrote in the report's introduction, "As we enter 2013, I will return to the roots of this Chair and emphasize intelligence and information sharing."

2013 plans include a workshop called "Intelligence, National Security, and War," as well as continued efforts in the Andean Ridge.

"Through collaborations like these, we explore areas of common operational interests and share best practices on teaching the important topics of maritime security and information sharing," wrote Reveron.

The EMC chair engages with leaders from academia, industry, and the Department of Defense to consider how knowledge is created, shared, and managed.  With a specific emphasis on intelligence, cyber, and maritime security, the EMC Chair supports research and teaching activitiesand explores information sharing between industry and government and between developed and developing countries.

The 2012 EMC Chair Annual Report is available online at

Posted by Cmdr. Carla M. McCarthy
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