In June of 2012 we did a soft launch of news.unsi.org as a response to the overall enthusiasm and recommendation by our Members to address issues faster than the monthly rhythm of Proceedings allows and the fairly lengthy lead time inherent in print publishing. Our goal is to complement, not to substitute for, our flagship Proceedings. Based on the first six months, we have done some fine-tuning and have now formally launched USNI News in a digital format available and easily accessible on every platform—tablets, phones, and Web. It also invokes the forward-thinking platform of responsive design.
USNI News is a source of curated, news-to-you content and, more important, provides better context on current topics for our Sea Services. Though the platform is new, it is firmly rooted in the Institute’s vision to advance the naval profession and provide an open forum for informed discussion of the Sea Services and other national-security issues. We seek to provide timely information and news naval professionals can use.