Mr. Frank DiGiovanni is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (OPNAV N1B), and also serves as the civilian executive advisor to the Chief of Naval Personnel. OPNAV N1 is responsible for the planning and programming of all manpower, personnel, training, and education resources, budgeting for Navy personnel, and for developing the information systems and tools to effectively manage active and reserve Sailors. He served as the Director, Force Training, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness. His responsibilities included policy and oversight of Service and joint training, training capability modernization, and enabling access to the land, air, and sea live training domains. Mr. DiGiovanni led the Department’s $540M Combatant Commanders Exercise Engagement and Training Transformation program; the development of Live, Virtual and Constructive Training Standards and Architectures; Cyber workforce development and training; and ensuring training is properly incorporated into major acquisition programs. He served as the National Co-Chair of the NATO Training Group for DoD training policies impacting NATO and PfP training, and led the DoD Credentialing and Licensing Initiative, including assisting transitioning Service members to attain civilian employment.
Learning Cyber Operations Through Gaming: An overview of current and up and coming gamified learning environments
Cyber warfare, cyberterrorism, and cybercrime are serious existential threats to the national security of the United States. This is driving a demand signal for expert cyber operators that is far outpacing the supply. As a result, there is a pressing…