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MSGID/MARADMIN/CMC DCI IC4 WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS 2022 SEMI-ANNUAL MICROSOFT 365 MICRO-APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE RESULTS//
REF/A/DOC/MARADMIN 049-22/14 FEB 2022//
REF/B/DOC/TALENT MANAGEMENT 2030/NOV 2021//
NARR/REF A IS DEPUTY COMMANDANT, INFORMATION’S SOLICITATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE MARINE CORPS 2022 MICROSOFT O365 APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE NUMBER 1. REF B IS THE COMMANDANT’S STRATEGY TO DEVELOP AN INFORMATION AGE PERSONNEL SYSTEM REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE FUTURE FORCE.//
POC/HENRY COSTA/CIV/DCI IC4 ICN/TEL: 571-256-9081/EMAIL: HENRY.COSTA@USMC.MIL//
POC/COLIN CROSBY/CIV/DCI SDO/TEL: 703-256-9096/EMAIL: COLIN.CROSBY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The purpose of this message is to announce the results of the Marine Corps 2022 innovation challenge, spring iteration.
2. Background. Per Ref a, the Innovation Challenge is intended for uniformed and civilian personnel to take advantage of the Marine Corps investment in the O365 suite of capabilities and produce meaningful Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) applications that have the potential to increase productivity beyond their local units, across any one or more warfighting functional areas. Participants were encouraged to specifically consider developing applications that support the objectives of Ref b.
2.a. From 28 Feb to 3 Jun, Dir IC4 hosted the spring iteration of the 2022 Innovation Challenge. Participation in this event was open to Marines and DoD civilians from across the MCIEE. Individuals or teams competed in developing applications using O365 seeded-capabilities to develop software-as-a-service applications designed to improve individual and unit readiness, mission effectiveness, and increase productivity beyond their local unit or command, across any one or more warfighting functional areas.
3. Selectees. 13 total applications were submitted for consideration from the following units: MCIWEST, MARFORPAC, DCI IC4, DC P&R EBT, MCTSSA, 3RD MAW, network activity reserve, TECOM, MACG-38, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and HQMC FSB. The HQMC Information and Knowledge Management Steering Group (IKMSG) evaluated all submissions and offers sincere congratulations to all for a job well done.
3.a. The top 10 applications are listed below:
3.a.1. 1st place Personnel Management – MCIWEST – team members/sponsor: Rosenberry CIV Wayne, Rouse CIV Daniel P, Giraldo CWO3 Juan A, Escalera Cpl Robert A Jr, Gomezcruz LCpl Juan, Hofer Sgt Joshua, Saldana LCpl Paul Jr, Romero Cpl April,
3.a.2. 2nd place Aviation Maintenance Capacity Model – MARFORPAC – team members/sponsor: Kline LtCol Thomas D, Dusenberry MGySgt Travis,
3.a.3. 3rd place (tie) Organization-Agnostic Morning Report – DCI IC4 – team members/sponsor: Karkovice MSgt John M,
3.a.4. 3rd place (tie) Mixed Civilian Military Accountability App – DC P&R EBT – team members/sponsor: Wescott Capt Shane t, Medeiros Maj Jeffrey J and Brink Clapp Sgt Davin T,
3.a.5. Event Tracking Portal – MCTSSA – team members/sponsor: Mulcahy CIV Sean P,
3.a.6. Incident Reporting System - 3d MAW – team members/sponsor: Barton Capt Jeremy C, Dunn LCpl Steven E, Blackburn CIV Fernado S,
3.a.7. Comprehensive Resource Management Dashboard System – I MEF – team members/sponsor: Broussard CIV Robert W Jr, Franco SN Brendon Z.
3.a.8. Accountability Tracker – Network Activity Reserve – team members/sponsor: Lee CIV James,
3.a.9. MCCRE Evaluation App: Training Evaluation Rating Form (TERF) – TECOM – team members/sponsor: Penrose CIV Craig B, McGary CIV Morgan l,
3.a.10. Equipment Tracking – MCIWEST– team members/sponsor: Rouse CIV Daniel P, Giraldo CWO3 Juan A, Escalera Cpl Robert A Jr, Romero Cpl April, Nicks CIV James M, Jones Cpl Zachary R, Pocrnich Cpl Michael J, Roseberry CIV Wayne D,
3.b. An honorable mention goes to the AUTOSAAR app developed by a team at FSB, Reisig CIV Myles T, Miller CIV Kyle W, Rivas CIV Allbey J. The I/KMSG recognizes this effort as it touches upon a process that effects every user in the Marine Corps.
4. Future opportunities to participate. The solicitation message for the fall iteration of the 2022 Innovation Challenge is forthcoming. The fall iteration will feature the use of power apps premium licenses. Application proposals selected by the USMC IKM steering group will have the option to use premium capabilities, such as the data verse, when developing their applications. The USMC IKM steering group will host 3-day training session with Microsoft for those selectees to support their development process.
5. Release authorized by BGen J. A. Matos, Director, Information C4 Division, Deputy Commandant for Information.//