In January, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus established the Navy’s Task Force Innovation (TFI) and formed a group from across the department comprised of thinkers, experts, and warfighters with diverse backgrounds from every level. This group’s goal is to harness the creative energy of our Sailors and Marines, reinvigorate the culture while breaking down existing barriers to new ideas and concepts, and infuse ideas that could be integrated into our daily operations.
Following months of study and collaboration with the fleet, other governmental organizations, and the private sector, the task force reported their results and recommendations to SECNAV. In April, the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) Innovation Vision was announced. Five key focus areas were established, designed to make the Navy a more innovative organization.