Navy Researcher Receives Award for Technology Achievement

Jennifer Huergo
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-696-0950
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: Jennifer_Huergo@onr.navy.mil
Arlington, Va.—Jeffrey G. Morrison received the 2004 Dr. Arthur E. Bisson Prize for Naval Technology Achievement May 12, 2006, from Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral William E. Landay, III, in a ceremony at the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Morrison works at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center – San Diego, and is being recognized for his work in the development and application of state-of-the-art decision support technologies, advanced human computer interaction, and collaboration technologies.

Under Dr. Morrison's leadership, the Knowledge Web, Knowledge Wall, and Knowledge Desks—a suite of decision support tools—were rapidly developed and adapted to meet Navy certification requirements and the operational needs of carrier strike groups. The Knowledge Web has transitioned to the fleet after having been deployed aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during Operation Enduring Freedom, and again with the USS Constellation (CV 64) Carrier Strike Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Knowledge Web has become a seminal idea for transforming the use of web technologies to support command and control and is now being deployed across the fleet as part of the Navy's Global Command and Control System program of record.

The prize is named in honor of the late Dr. Arthur E. Bisson (1940-1996), who provided a model of principled, effective leadership in transitioning science and technology (S&T) to naval capabilities. In his last assignment, Dr. Bisson was Director of Science and Technology for ONR. He was a prime mover in the integration of all naval S&T in a single command, capable of managing new technology from earliest scientific concepts through prototyping and manufacture. His integrated program provided the Navy with a wholly new paradigm for faster, better coordinated, and more predictable S&T transition to acquisition and operations.
Jennifer Huergo
Office of Naval Research
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: 703-696-0950
Fax: 703-696-5940
E-mail: Jennifer_Huergo@onr.navy.mil

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