Second Generation Performance Dashboards (D2)

Power Ten, Inc. has been at the forefront of USMC command and control efforts since its inception. As the author of numerous doctrinal publications that define command and control concepts, Power Ten has also pioneered the use of digital decision support tools designed specifically for commanders, tactical watch standers, and decision makers. With its acclaimed Second Generation Dashboards (D2), Power Ten has re-engineered OODA loop decision making and enabled real-near time collaboration across the MAGTF ACE.

Capabilities / Expertise:

  • MAGTF Command & Control
  • Decision Support Systems
  • C2 Systems Integration
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Performance Dashboards (D2)
  • Air & Fires Integration
  • Functional Tools and Doctrinal C2 Products

For more information, download the P10 C2/D2 Brochure.

Selected Contracts:

Contract/Task Order: HQMC(A) BCD and C2 Doctrinal Publications

Power Ten provides technical services to develop Battle Command Display Primer to serve as the cornerstone of USMC aviation performance dashboard development. Subsequent iterations were developed for HMX-1 in concert with the White House Communications Staff. Additionally, Power Ten published several Primers and doctrinal publications to support aviation command and control. These include: Site Command Primer, MAGTF Fires Reference Guide, and the MEB ACE Primer.

Contract/Task Order: Office of Naval Research (ONR) Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Second Generation Dashboard (D2) Project

Power Ten provides Marine Corps Systems Command technical services for the development and implementation of a framework of user-configurable, operational dashboards built upon an open-source, services oriented architecture (SOA) that provides information sharing and collaborative linkages between aviation commanders, staffs, and tactical decision makers.

Selected Personnel:

Michael Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy is the Chief Strategy & Planning Officer for Power Ten, Inc. and Director of Command & Control and Second Generation Dashboards (C2/D2) Business in addition to being a Senior Systems Analyst. Mr. Kennedy entered industry from the U.S. Marine Corps after a distinguished career in aviation and MAGTF fires as an F/A-18 pilot. His career highlights include Deputy Commander of an Expeditionary Strike Group, command of a fighter Squadron, experience as a MEF level Force Fires Coordinator, and extensive experience in education and training management. His individual training experience as squadron pilot training officer included graduation from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). As the Executive Officer of Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific, he exercised oversight of a 250 personnel accredited school house providing multi-site instruction in multiple disciplines such as strategic sealift and airlift, landing craft air cushion crew and maintenance training, staff planning and expeditionary logistics. Mr. Kennedy has over 25 years experience developing, implementing and improving training systems and instructional techniques; developing tactics, techniques and procedures; creating concepts of operations, directing high tempo operations, managing projects management, reducing operational risk and managing complex operations in a resource constrained environment. He is well versed in MAGTF C2 issues and co-authored a 250 page doctrinal training manual currently in use at tactical and operational-level schoolhouses. He has also authored numerous articles published in multiple professional journals and periodicals shaping ideas that have since been adapted for use in military doctrinal publications. Mr. Kennedy’s educational background includes a B.S. in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. in Technology Management from National University.

Mark Harrington

Mr. Harrington is the Program Manager and Focus Area Lead for our Command & Control and Second Generation Dashboards (C2/D2) capability. Mr. Harrington recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Marine Corps with 24 years of service as a Program Manager, Supply and Logistics Manager, and Information Management Officer. He has held positions at the strategic, operational and tactical levels and his skills and certifications include: DAWIA level III in Program Management and IT and level II in Logistics; Supply Chain and Logistics certifications from Penn State University, the U. S. Army and the University of North Carolina; Lean Six Sigma (green belt) from the Department of the Navy. He leads executive level solutions involving organizational and process mapping and improvement, decision support and analysis, strategy development and customer support. Mr. Harrington was a lead program manager for GCSS-MC and for establishing and managing the Command Information Office for an organization of 9000 people at 3d Marine Division. He has a B.A. in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University and a M.S. in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Mr. Tom Mayhew

Mr. Mayhew is a senior business development executive with significant industry and military experience. He served as a senior sales and consulting executive with Oracle Corporation, a leading software company, for fourteen years.  He led several global internet-related business initiatives that introduced new electronic commerce products and services to various vertical markets.   He served on the board of a major defense industry association and was a founding member and elected chair of the Network-Centric Operations Industry Consortium, which is comprised of over 100 companies and government agencies. Mr. Mayhew is a Captain in the Navy Reserve and recently completed a three-year active duty mobilization as Assistant Operations Officer with the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing.  He directed long-term force planning, mobilization support, and technical oversight for the Naval Air Systems Command’s combat support missions that introduced new engineering, maintenance, and technology capabilities into Iraq and Afghanistan.  He previously deployed to Iraq with 2d and 3d MAW as commander of the Joint Combat Assessment Team (JCAT), which conducts forensic analysis of enemy fire against U. S. combat aircraft.  The JCAT assessments help aviation combat leaders adjust their warfighting tactics and identify improvements to aircraft survivability equipment. Mr. Mayhew has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.  He holds a JPME Level I certification from the Naval War College and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps with DAWIA Level II certifications in Program Management and Systems Engineering, and Level I in Test and Evaluation. Prior to attending college, Mr. Mayhew served in the Army’s 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment as an air cavalry scout, flying reconnaissance and strike missions aboard OH-58A helicopters.