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NRNW Hosts iShore 2 Conference

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Story Number: NNS100422-06

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (AW) Maebel Tinoko, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Det. Northwest

SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), regional commanders, installation commanding officers and other senior leaders from around the world gathered at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor Plaza April 19 - 22 for the iShore2 Conference.

The annual strategic planning conference enables leadership throughout CNIC to gather in a singular forum and focus on goals, innovation, state of the shore, upcoming initiatives and to demonstrate the initial business capabilities being developed by iShore in support of CNIC's mission to deliver effective and efficient readiness from the shore.

CNIC acts as a fleet "enabler" and provides shore installation management services to the fleet including ports, airfields, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Fleet and Family Support Center and housing.

"Navy Installations Command is delivering effective products and services today. Given the current and future funding constraints, and the fact that we are committed to maintaining our levels of service, we must become far more efficient. iShore is my initiative to standardize, align, synchronize, and innovate our enterprise to find those efficiencies. This iShore2 Conference is focused predominantly on establishing our strategic plan, enterprise architecture and innovation framework," said Commander, Navy Installations Command Vice Adm. Michael C. Vitale.

According to Naval Base Kitsap's (NBK) Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Olson, the iShore conference is the culmination of more than six dedicated months of work by the regional commanders, base commanding officers and senior staff under the guidance and vision of CNIC.

"Base commanding officers fully recognize the importance of their tenant commands' missions, and we maintain a constant emphasis on successfully supporting them," Olson said.

CNIC serves more than 1.2 million active duty service members, retirees and their families. According to CNIC Public Affairs Officer Capt. William Fenick, the ultimate purpose of the iShore process is for alignment of the 11 regions and 76 based worldwide to achieve efficiencies and effectiveness, while still supporting tenant commands in execution of their missions.

"It has been a great honor to host this extremely important event and show off NBK at the same time," added Olson. "I am extremely proud of the base and regional team who came together with the headquarters staff in Washington, D.C. to make this such a successful event."

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