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The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) provides a national-level service to improve Global Maritime Community of Interest (GMCOI*) policy, increase data collection, broaden information sharing, enhance organizational and analytic integration, and advance technology improvements for national-level priorities against threats to, from, and in the global maritime domain.

Please review previous news events posted that NMIO's supported.

 

Joe Cunningham of the U.S. Navy's National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office in Suitland, MD, briefs participants during a table top exercise held in April in the Republic of Georgia. The exercise was attended by over 30 international participants from 15 agencies.

Participants from 15 agencies take part in facilitated discussions exploring information sharing considerations as well as response actions to identify, prevent, and respond to a variety of maritime threats.  U.S. Navy’s NMIO in partnership with U.S. Embassy Tbilisi and the Global MOTR Coordination Center, conducted this exercise with the Republic of Georgia in April.

The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO, in partnership with the Georgian Joint Maritime Operations Center (JMOC), the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, the U.S. Department of State's Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Global MOTR Coordination Center, facilitated a Tabletop Exercise (TTX) that seeks to strengthen the capacity and capability of JMOC to counter the array of maritime challenges. We collaboratively explored best practices for exchanging information and potential actions by JMOC to build a networked approach to identify, prevent, and respond. The TTX further explored information sharing considerations as well as response actions primarily through facilitated discussions surrounding scenarios. Substantive areas include the response to mines, sanctions enforcement, malicious cyber activities, and maritime domain awareness.

Through discussions and presentations, participants are encouraged to identify gaps

and potential solutions to more effectively counter information sharing and enforcement challenges.

The exercise was attended by over 30 participants from 15 agencies including the Georgian Coast Guard, Customs, Border police, Maritime Transportation Agency, and Ministry of Defense.

On 27 March 2024, RADM Mike Brookes, Director NMIO, addressed 800+ Department of Homeland Security-recognized fusion center participants at the National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) Annual Training Event in Washington D.C.  His comments focused on Maritime Domain Awareness and maritime security.   RADM Brookes also presented an award to Ms. Hilary Martinez from the Texas Department of Public Safety for her support to the NFCA Maritime Subcommittee.

 

 

 

From 28 February to 1 March 2024, Mr. Charlie Lenway, NMIO’s Latin American Portfolio Manager participated as a panel member at the 2nd Symposium on Remote Sensing Employment in Monitoring Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IUUF) in Brazilian Jurisdictional Waters hosted by the Government of Brazil in Salvador, Brazil.  Mr. Charlie Lenway is joined by panel members representing Brazilian agencies included Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MMA), Federal Police (PF), National Agency for Aquatic Transport (ANTAQ), and others. The symposium was held to discuss remote sensing systems and methodologies used in Brazil and around the world and focused on identifying forms of cooperation to curb illegal activity and work towards the sustainability of marine resources.  NMIO participated in the IUUF Symposium and provided an overview brief of the Maritime Information Sharing initiatives for the South Atlantic and East Pacific oceans.

 

12 FEB 2024, NMIO represented IC equities at the National Training and Simulation Association’s Congressional M&S Leadership Summit 2024, serving on a panel with DOD, DHS, DOE, and FEMA.  Discussion topics focused on the employment of advanced technologies by US government, academia, and industry to keep ahead of disruptive change and provide service to the nation.  A key commonality across all the Departments and Agencies was the need to build expertise in the government to properly employ industry to use these technologies for our varied missions.  Advanced M&S and AI tools provide great potential but will require reshaping of our work methodologies and professional development of our people.

 

 

From 5-7 February, NMIO participated in the 11th Annual Maritime Security Conference East (MSC-East) in Arlington, VA. Deputy Director NMIO, Captain Matt Waldron delivered the keynote on Interagency Collaboration and Information Sharing. NMIO recognized Mr. William Morrissey with the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Executive Steering Committee MDA award for coordinating and developing the Counter-Unmanned or Autonomous Maritime Systems (C-UAMS) National Action Plan."...read more 

CAPT Waldron presenter at the 11th Annual Maritime Security Conference East (MSC-East)

Deputy Director National Maritime Intelligence-Integration (NMIO), Captain Matt Waldron delivered the keynote on Interagency Collaboration and Information Sharing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Additionally, Mr. Jeffery Radgowski, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard and Co-Chair for the National Fusion Center Association Maritime Subcommittee presented on the Maritime Enhanced Engagement Initiative (MEEI) to increase information and intelligence sharing between federal, state, and local partners in the U.S.  The MEEI is an important domestic initiative for NMIO."...read more

Mr. Jeffery Radgowski presenter at the 11th Annual Maritime Security Conference East (MSC-East)

Mr. Jeffery Radgowski, Deputy Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard and Co-Chair for the National Fusion Center Association Maritime Subcommittee presented on the

Maritime Enhanced Engagement Initiative (MEEI) to increase information and intelligence sharing between federal, state, and local partners in the U.S.

 


 

 

 

“Principals gathered during the Maritime Domain Awareness Executive Steering Committee on January 8, 2024 to discuss National Action Plan and other maritime collaborative efforts.” Picture was taken by Mr. Richard Weber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RADM Brookes promotion to two star and bio attached and use the following caption:

“Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence Promotes to Two-star Admiral.”[Read More]

 

Additional News Events:

Below is a link to an article published by “Alaska Business.” Discussing AI and IUUF.

AI as a Weapon to Defend the Seas from Illegal Fishing - Alaska Business Magazine (akbizmag.com)

The article discusses the use of SeaVision by NGOs like Global Fishing Watch.

“Global Fishing Watched partnered with Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)  to run the xView3 Challenge program (a context to develop IUUF algorithms for AI).  The Coast Guard, NOAA and the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) also supported the challenge.”

The mission of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) is to advance maritime intelligence integration, information sharing, and domain awareness to foster unity of effort to protect the United States and its global interests, its allies, and its partners against threats to, in, or emanating from the global maritime domain.

 

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