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NEWS | March 1, 2023

Naval Oceanography Hosts Naval Information Forces for Operations Tour

By By. Jonathan B. Holloway, U.S. Naval Meterology and Oceanography Command

Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) recently visited Naval Oceanography for a two-day tour of its facilities and familiarization with its current operations, plans and programs.
Ms. Elizabeth Nashold, Deputy Commander, NAVIFOR and CAPT Dave Kuehn, Chief of Staff NAVIFOR attended the visit and tour, engaging Sailors and Civilians for an in-depth look at how the Naval Oceanography enterprise conducts business.
Nashold led an ‘All Hands’ call with the Naval Oceanography enterprise at Stennis Space Center, where she stood in-front of an intrigued audience——held at the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) ——for a detailed presentation of NAVIFOR’s structure and, its current and future operations.
During the ‘All Hands’ call, Nashold made sure to communicate the ‘how’ and ‘why’ NAVIFOR executes its mission.
As a tour stop, the Navy DOD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) opened its doors to Nashold and company, featuring its newest High Performance Computer (HPC), the NARWHAL; combined with four other HPC systems as the largest unclassified HPC system in DOD’s modernization program.
NAVIFOR generates, directly and through our leadership of the IW enterprise, agile and technically superior manned, trained, equipped and certified combat-ready IW forces to ensure our Navy will decisively deter, compete and win.
Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command directs and oversees more than 2,500 globally-distributed military and civilian personnel who collect, process and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to make better decisions faster than the adversary.

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