Posts Tagged: NAVY

Military Spouses: Government’s New Secret Weapon?

In any workplace, diversity is essential to success. This is doubly true in government. There’s one group of people, however, who are not often thought of when it comes to diversity: military spouses. That’s a shame. Read why here.

Using the Force in Government

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Actually, this is happening right here in our government. Yes, it’s true: DoD has become the new and modern Death Star! Okay, maybe not quite. But there is a super laser technology now used by the Navy, thanks to Peter Morrison, Program Officer at the… Read more »

USDA, Navy to Discuss Future Biofuel Procurement

The departments of the Agriculture and Navy are set to announce new biofuel procurement opportunities at a summit scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday in San Diego. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will make the announcement from Washington via teleconference, trade association and summit host BIO said Monday. Chris Tindal, director opf… Read more »

James Doyle: NRL Aims to Observe Ocean Battlespaces In Real Time

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed and demonstrated several tools for measuring atmospheric and ocean parameters to help predict the weather. NRL presented numerical weather prediction models and sensing systems at the U.S. Navy’s annual Trident Warrior sea trial exercise held from July 13 through 18, NRL said Wednesday. “These numerical experiments demonstrate, in… Read more »

Navy Officials Say There is a Submarine Shortage

According to senior Navy officials, there are not enough fast-attack and guided-missile submarines to meet the needs of commanders around the globe. These comments came at the 2013 Naval Submarine League symposium where officials said they might have to may delay the retirement of some Los Angeles-class submarines. “The submarines are needed because they provide… Read more »

William Hilarides at Helm of NAVSEA’s Post-Shooting Recovery

The head of the Naval Sea Systems Command has spoken to Defense News for his first public comments since the Sept. 16 shooting at the Navy Yard that killed 16 people. Vice Adm. William Hilarides spoke to reporter Christopher Cavas for an interview to discuss how he is working to lead the command after the… Read more »

MDA Exercise Test-Fires SM-3 with Aegis System

The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Navy sailors test-fired a Standard Missile-3 in the Pacific Ocean Thursday with an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense 4.0. system An SM-3 missile launched from the USS Lake Erie to intercept a target fired from a Kauai, Hawaii-based facility, the Defense Department said Friday. Flight testing started… Read more »

CH2M Hill Subsidiary to Repair, Study Options for NAVSEA HQ

A CH2M Hill subsidiary has been awarded a $6.4 million project by the U.S. Navy to restore a building at the Naval Sea Systems Command’s headquarters in Washington following the Sept. 16 Navy Yard shooting. CH2M Hill Constructors will also assess damages and develop alternative concept designs under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Navy said Monday…. Read more »

Navy to Hold UUV Briefing for Industry

The U.S. Navy plans to hold industry briefings in October on a program to build an unmanned underwater vehicle, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes Naval Undersea Warfare Center officials will discuss the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program with interested companies on Oct. 16 at Alion Science and Technology in Washington,… Read more »