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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC DCI IC4 WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/2021 INAUGURAL MICRO-APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE RESULTS//
AMPN/REF A IS THE MARADMIN FOR THE SOLICITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARINE CORPS INAUGURAL MICRO-APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE//
POC/S.R. KAISER/MAJ/UNIT: IC4/TEL: COM (703) 695-0995/EMAIL: SEAN.KAISER@USMC.MIL//
POC/H.S. HALL/MAJ/UNIT: IC4/TEL: COM (571) 256-9066/EMAIL: HENOK.HALL@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Director, IC4 is pleased to announce the results for the FY21 Inaugural Micro-Application Development Innovation Challenge. This event recognizes the outstanding achievement of Coding Teams representing I, II and III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). The products engineered by each team VIA THE Marine Corps Business operations Support Service (MCBOSS) showcased the exceptional talent within our force and validated theory which conceived this challenge. Given the right resources, talented Marines across the MOS spectrum can design and deliver software capabilities that can enable and efficiencies from tactical to strategic level.
2. 2021 FY-21 Innovation Results:
2.a. The voting Panel has selected I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) as the winner of the FY-21 Inaugural Micro-Application Development Innovation. The development work – titled GCSS Reconciliation Operations Organizational Tool (GROOT) –achieved excellent grading marks across all evaluating criteria and demonstrated near-term deployment feasibility across the enterprise.
2.b. The GROOT application enables marines to conduct reconciliation and easily display trends of their GCSS-MC status reports. The application is in production and available for Marines across the FMF at https:(slash)(slash)groot.apps.stg.mach9.usmc.mil/
2.c. I MEF Coding Team.
Name Rank MOS UNIT
Castro, Victor Maj 0602 15 MEU
Rydman, John Capt 0605 1st MIG
Glen, Joseph CWO3 0670 1st MLG
Hopkins, Evan Cpl 5948 MACS-1
Crum, William LCpl 0671 9th CommBn
3. Congratulations to each MEF Coding Team whose members dedicated personal time to participate in this inaugural challenge. Your collective performance in this evolving technical field is commendable and has inspired meaningful and warranted strategic deliberation concerning instituting Coding Teams within the Fleet in order to increase unit effectiveness. IC4 thanks you for your participation and encourage your contribution in future innovation events.
4. Release authorized by BGen J. A. Matos, Director, Information C4 Division, Deputy Commandant for Information.//