Chapter News

September's luncheon featured guest speaker Roger Thorstenson, an information technology systems analyst in the Architecture and Interoperability Directorate of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration. His responsibilities include strategic planning, development of information support plan (ISP) guidance and policies and coordinating the reviews of maritime- and missile defense-related ISPs. Thorstenson specifically addressed the enhanced ISP process. He said this is a new and improved way of developing and reviewing ISPs using XML, which will become a mandatory way of creating ISPs in a data-centric process through which discovering, sharing and reusing ISP data becomes easier.