Collaboration Means Sharing Informationation are critical elements of effective maritime domain awareness. They contribute to security in regions close to the United States as well as overseas where U.S. interests, citizens, and friends might be at risk from an array of threats and challenges. Indeed, they are central to the Chief of Naval Operations’ U.S. Navy Vision for Confronting Irregular Challenges and the Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower.
Mindful of this need, the office of the Department of Defense Executive Agent for Maritime Domain Awareness (EAMDA) is now integrating a suite of capabilities that support non-classified information sharing to build and expand partnership capacities and Theater Security Cooperation, the CNO-defined mission that helps nations improve their own security situations. This effort also directly supports the requirements identified and documented by the U.S. Defense Components in the 2009 Assessment of Annual Maritime Domain Awareness Plans.