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State of INFOCOM, July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010 13:00
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Greetings Marines,

First I would like to congratulate Mr. Hof on his appointment to the position of DCOINFOCOM. These past couple of weeks he has been moving from his small office in the basement to a top floor corner office in the Data Warfare Center. The only thing that has me concerned is that his office is now on the same floor as mine and so any accidents that he has may not only take out his office, but mine as well. I guess I should have building maintenance install a few force fields.

IC 2010 is now just under a week away. I would love to be there, but alas the time and money necessary for the trip have not materialized, so regrettably I am not going to be there. I will however be holding down the fort here at the Data Warfare Center making sure that the 2010 SFMC manuals are up on the sites. I am hoping that with IC 2011 being so close to the DWC next year that I'll be able to definitely make that IC.


New and Current

This section contains stuff that INFOCOM is currently working on that that is new and exciting (well to us it is!).
  1. SFMC Press Kit/Fliers/Etc.: Slated for later in 2010 this project entails the creation of a SFMC Press Kit and other promotional material.
  2. Recruiting Videos: These videos will be composed from various footage, and will showcase the SFMC. Mr. Hof has already put a call out for material. For more information regarding the project please contact him directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To date Mr. Hof has not received a single submission. With convention season upon us and with the IC coming up it would be nice to get some SFMC related video footage so that we can put something together.

SFMC Site Stats

This section contains some interesting stats for the SFMC sites.These stats are compiled from PingDom.com and Google Analytics.

All stats below are for the period of June 1, 2010 to JJune 30, 2010
  1. Server Uptime: There were a total of 0 outages translating to 0h 0m 0s of downtime. This translates to a 100.00% up-time for the month of June.
  2. Visitors: 1,564 visitors viewing a total of 17,921 pages spending an average time of 4 minutes on the site.
  3. Top 5 Countries visiting: Unites States (1,255), United Kingdom (82), Canada (64), New Zealand (53), Germany (25)
  4. Top 3 Browsers: IE 8, FF, Chrome
  5. Top 5 downloads from the SFMC library: MFM, SFMC Uniform Items List, MOS Manual,  Arms & Equipment Manual, June Attention on Deck! Extra
  6. Top 5 downloads from the SFMCA library: MOSC Application Package, MOS Manual, MFM, Arms & Equipment Manual, Special Operations Manual

Ongoing
While most of the items listed in this section hardly, if ever, change, they are included just as a reminder of some of the ongoing projects and activities that INFOCOM is involved in. Yes, we do more than get drunk and play ping-pong!
  1. INFOCOM is publishing the Attention on Deck! Extra. We would like to hear from you about how we are doing. Also don't forget to submit your stories and articles too! The AoD!E is totally reliant on submissions from the membership. If you would like to tell us how we are doing or would like to submit an article please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  2. Standard maintenance on the SFMC and SFMCA websites continues. If you notice anything amiss please do not hesitate to contact me. 
  3. SFMC Manual CDs are available from the SFMC QM store. All orders for CDs are forwarded to me once payment is received by the QM. Once I receive confirmation of payment I burn and ship them out from my location. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for delivery.

The Future
This section contains items that are on the roadmap for release at some future date or are just pipe dreams. But hey even pipes have to dream!
  1. Right now the Magic 8 Ball says the future is hazy, ask again later.

Staffing
Staff, volunteers, victims...they are all the same.
  1. PHP/Javascript/Flash Developer: With Sean O'Connell leaving FLEET and the SFMC INFOCOM is once looking for a PHP/Javascript/Flash developer for various projects. Applicants must have knowledge of PHP, Javascript, or Flash, and HTML. If interested please forward a copy of a STARFLEET and real world resume and if possible any examples of prior work to COINFOCOM.
  2. General INFOCOM lackey: INFOCOM has a lot of projects going on at once and so needs a few people to help out here and there. If you have any web design, graphics, publishing, presentation, etc... experience and are willing to help out, please by all means contact and send me your STARFLEET and real world resume and if possible any examples of prior work. Also be sure to specify what area you would like to help out in (graphic, web design, publication, etc...). This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to help out the SFMC on an international level and to get their foot in the door.

Awards

Add another ribbon to your fruit salad. Impress your friends! Get the Girl! Please note results may vary.

Do you or someone you know publish a newsletter or some other SFMC related literature or media (audio/visual)? Do you or someone you know design and create SFMC related websites? If you do then why not nominate that marine for the communications Achievement Award? To nominate a marine for the award just go here: http://bit.ly/cEQhPV (takes you directly to the award form). Please note that the site, newsletter, video/audio must be related to the SFMC in some way.

SFMC Calendar of Events
Did you know the SFMC site has a calendar of events? To access it just click on the link in the Knowledge base. Also on the pages of the site and to the left there is a mini-calendar that shows which days are important in the SFMC and right below that is a listing of the next 3 upcoming events. If you would like to have your SFMC related events listed on the calendar just email me with the information.

Need help with your groups website?
If there is any Unit, Battalion, or Brigade that needs help in setting up a website or fixing one please feel free to contact me and I'll be more than happy to see what I can do to help. Be sure to have an idea as to some of the site basics (what information is to be on the site, what you want the site to do for you, etc...) as it will help me help you.

SFMC Quartermaster Store

Did you know the SFMC QM has a website of its own? Well it is more than just a website, it is also a fully functional online store! So if you need some SFMC ribbons to complete your rack head to
http://qm.sfi-sfmc.org and purchase them  today.

The SFMC Quartermaster also has a Spreadshirt store. That store can be accessed right through the SFMC website under the "Stores" menu item.

What do YOU want from the SFMC?
If you have ideas you think we should take a look at, please let us know. You can reach the members of the General Staff  as follows:

SFMC Commandant: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
SFMC Deputy Commandant: dep This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sergeant Major, SFMC: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Commanding Officer, Finance Command: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Commanding Officer, Forces Command: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Commanding Officer, Information Command: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Commanding Officer, Training and Doctrine Command: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Remember, we are here to serve you and your needs. We can't do that without your input. Help us make the SFMC even better.

Until next time,

End Transmission....
End of Line
 
--
MGN Sean "Cerberus" Niemeyer, SFMC
COINFOCOM