MCIP-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

MCIP: Overview and Opportunities

Abstract

The Multinational Communications Interoperability Program (MCIP) is a world-leading collaborative multi-national, multi-entity Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief communications planning effort covering the large and disaster-prone Asia/ Pacific region (the US Pacific Command - PACOM). MCIP uniquely includes the entire International Humanitarian Community (IHC): MIL, GOV, UN, NGO, INDUSTRY, and ACADEMIA. All aspects of MCIP will be presented, including: Pacific Endeavor (PE) annual workshop, Endeavor Modules, Table Top Exercises, Tools (Mercury, APAN).

Bio

Scott Griffin is a Department of the Defense, Civilian employee, GS-13 rating, serving as the Technical Director for the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program (MCIP), Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, headquartered at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. As Technical Director for the MCIP program, he is responsible for all technical aspects related to the program to include establishmentof the framework for the development and management of all MCIP processes and procedures. He retired honorably from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer after 21 plus years of active service. His final assignment was as the Chief, Plans and Programs division, SOJ6, Special Operations Command, Pacific. In that function, he led and managed joint service personnel in the planning for several major theater exercise and operational deployments annually of more than 2,000 special operational forces. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business from Wayland Baptist University, a Master degree in Information Systems Management with specialization in Information Assurance from TUI University and is presently completing the Pacific Leadership Academy, Senior Leaders Program, with scheduled completion in July, 2013. His many military awards and decorations include Naval Airborne Communications Supervisor/ Instructor Designation, Officer in Charge Designation (Ashore), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Navy Achievement Medal (with 3 Gold Stars), Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal (with one bronze star), Sea Service Award (with two bronze stars) and Rifle/ Pistol Marksman Expert Medals.