Reference: Concept of Operations (CONOP) for the National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC)

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NMIC ConOps
NMIC CONOP

Rear Admiral Gilbride has promulgated the Concept of Operations (CONOP) for the National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC), effective 19 August 2009.

It is quite good and serves as a model for all others.  it is, as of now, the single best attempt to truly integrate the concerns and capabilities of the inter-agency community of interest.

A few shortfalls are easily corrected.  The Department of Agriculture and food security, for example, are not embraced.  That needs to be corrected.  The CONOPS is also too focused on security and avoids both protective and enabling opportunities for maritime intervention.  Environmental Impacts, for example, focuses only on weather and the opening of the Northwest Passage, not on pollution or other maritime dumping activities that further toxify 75% of our Earth.

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