Ms. Tamara North
Director Information Warfare Readiness
20 September 2020
Ms. Tamara North is the Director of Information Warfare Readiness (DIWR) at Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR). She is responsible to the Navy’s Information Warfare Type Commander for IW Readiness across the Navy, including Fleet Units such as Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS), Naval Communication Telecommunication Stations (NCTS), and Maritime Operation Centers (MOCs). Also, for afloat IW Readiness in support of the Information Warfare Commanders (IWCs) and their teams in Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) and Amphibious Readiness Groups (ARGs). Readiness of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), United States Tenth Fleet (C10F), and Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), and NAVIFOR’s subordinate shore commands are also included in this responsibility.
Ms. North has served the Navy for over 30 years, as an Enlisted Sailor, a Cryptologic Warfare Officer, and in Civilian Federal Service. She is a Defense Acquisition expert, serving at PEO C4I as the Assistant Program Manager (APM) for multiple programs, including Distributed Common Ground System-Navy (DCGS-N) Increment 1 (ACAT I), Spectral (ACAT II), and the initial transition of the current Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment Modification (SSEE MODS) program (ACAT II) from Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group (NCWDG) and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to PMW 120.
She served in myriad active duty Navy tours, including as the Force Information Warfare Officer (IWO) at Naval Surface Forces Pacific (CNSP) from 2011-2014. Additionally, she served as the Combat Systems Assistant Department Head and the C4I Division Officer at Afloat Training Group Pacific (ATGPAC) from 2004-2007. Other highlights include a tour conducting Cryptologic Direct Support (DIRSUP) operations at Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) San Diego, where she deployed with Carrier Strike Group Three (CCSG-3) onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2002-2003.
Ms. North is DAWIA Program Management (PM) Level III certified and was selected as an ASN (RDA) SIGMA by Secretary Geurts in October 2018, a cohort of promising acquisition professionals driving innovation in Defense Acquisition. She was selected as the NAVIFOR Senior Civilian of the Year in 2019 and awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Her personal military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, and numerous Navy Commendation and Achievement medals. Ms. North holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems Management.