Panel Session II
“Warfighters Speak Out on Collaboration: Current State of the Practice in Collaboration Systems”
The 2003 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS'03)
January 19-24, 2003 Orlando, Florida, USA
To provide attendees to CTS2003 with warfighters’ views of collaboration systems. The panel members will discuss operational requirements for collaboration from their operational perspective. The focus will be on building a bridge between the R&D community and the warfighters, addressing issues including:
· What are the Services requirements for collaboration systems?
· How are current operational systems used?
· How could collaboration technology be used better, i.e., what organizational and process improvements could be affected by collaboration?
· How will the Services achieve interoperability across different commands, different acquisition systems, and different requirements?
· How can researchers and developers work better?
· How are organizations acquiring collaboration systems?
The proposed panel will consist of uniformed members of the Armed Services who are in a position to acquire, evaluate, or use collaboration systems. Current panelists include:
Lt Col David Hagopian Lt Col Walter Price LCDR (sel) Tom Labor
US Marine Corps US Air Force US Navy
Panel members will be giving a 20 - minute presentation each, followed by a 30-minute question and answer/discussion session for a total of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
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Panelists Short Bios:
David Hagopian: Lieutenant Colonel David Hagopian,
United States Marine Corps, is the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff resident
expert in Knowledge Management and Collaboration. He brings a measure of operational reality to
this effort based on Fleet Marine Force service, including naval deployments to
Thomas P. Labor: LT Labor is Deputy Director of COMMANDER
THIRD FLEET – Network Centric Innovation Center (NCIC). His NCIC staff of military personnel is
complemented by technology and business consultants to identify, collect,
assess, and facilitate the implementation of innovative practices and
technologies to optimize the execution of operational missions. In his current position, he uses his command
and control background to tailor Network-Centric solutions to Carrier Battle
Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups. He is an E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight
Officer with two deployments to the Western Pacific and