SSC Pacific's Transducer Evaluation Center (TRANSDEC) pool is getting ready for the 21st International RoboSub Competition, Aug. 1-5. More than 500 students from eight countries will be competing. The facility on Catalina Boulevard was built in 1964, holds six million gallons of water and offers a perfect environment for the testing of autonomous underwater vehicles.
#FeatureFriday - We recently supported the migration of the U.S. Marine Corps’ entire Office IT equipment inventory of more than 188,000 computer assets from Windows 7 to Windows 10 operating system.
“The #SSCAtlantic Enterprise Staging and Warehousing team became a part of history as this was the largest single IT fielding effort in the Marine Corps to date," said Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) Portfolio Manager, Supporting Establishment Systems, Col. Benjamin Stinson.
Did you know that SSC Pacific, formerly the Navy Electronic Laboratory Center, operated a satellite communication facility in the Laguna Mountains at LaPosta for many years? Used to develop ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications, it also monitored solar disturbances during a number of NASA space flights! #SPAWAR, #SSCPACIFIC
SPAWAR in Signal Magazine for flexible contracting platform, the new Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) Consortium.
Meet #SSCAtlantic computer science intern Kate Letchworth from Old Dominion University! Kate is working on the Space and Equipment Planning System project at Naval Station Norfolk. She is learning the intricate details of the web-based application as well as viewing the inner workings of SPAWAR. #WorkforceWednesday #PeopleMatter
We've got some great news coming out of the SPAWAR Space Field Activity (SSFA)! In a recent visit by VCNO, ADM Bill Moran, SSFA's LCDR Marcela Zelaya received her Information Dominance Warfare Specialist pin AND YN2 Zeck Lee was meritoriously promoted to YN1. Congrats to you both! #USNavy #PeopleMatter #ForgedbytheSea
Feeling pretty honored that 17 of our employees have been recognized with the Dr. Delores M. Etter Tops Scientists and Engineers Award! Read more about it: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=106168
#BestandBrightest #NavyTheNationNeeds #PeopleMatter #TechTuesday
Members of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) visited SSC Pacific's Trasducer Evaluation Center pool, the Navy's landmark acoutically perfect underwater facility, to coordinate efforts with local first responders, the San Diego Police Department Bomb Squad, and members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to evaluate and compare standards for underwater remotely operated vehicles. Pictured is Ken Kimbal from NIST checking the readings for one of the vehicles being tested. #SSCPacific #SPAWAR #BuildingabetterNavy
We recently delivered a state-of-the-art communication facility to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
"We listened to the warfighter and developed a state-of-the-art facility that not only meets the needs of today, but is scalable in design for the needs of tomorrow." - Dave McLaughlin, #SSCAtlantic joint command and operations center team lead
SPAWAR executive director, Pat Sullivan, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), Bill Bray (via VTC), introduced the U.S. Navy-wide strategic initiative to accelerate acquisition through rapid prototyping today at #SPAWARHQ. The Accelerated Acquisition War Room West is the first satellite installation of the war room and provides sessions that are facilitated to capture new ideas, approaches and potential pilot efforts for the cross-SYSCOM "fast lane" initiative. #NavytheNationNeeds #Seabed2Space #NavyReadiness
Today we awarded an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for our Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) to Advanced Technology International for the IWRP Consortium management.
"The IWRP OTA will accelerate acquisition and bring non-traditional sources, research and development labs, and industry together to provide new, innovative information warfare solutions" - Rear Adm. C.D. Becker, SPAWAR commander.
Watch the video below to learn how to engage with our newly awarded IWRP OTA. #NavyInnovates
Students from Charleston-area schools were able to beat the summer heat by participating in a cybersecurity camp last week. In an effort to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and to enable our nation to meet its cyber defense needs, this year’s camp continued the tradition of giving high school students hands-on skills and experience geared toward encouraging interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
"Our goal was to share with our African nation partners how the Navy trains communicators and delivers essential capability to warfighters," said SPAWAR Commander Rear Admiral Christian Becker. "We provided the attendees a U.S. Navy perspective on the significance of information warfare, with a broad view on the communications profession. It was an honor for SPAWAR to host these extraordinary military leaders from across the African continent."
Read more about it: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=106076
Thanks for the visit, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)!
It's #WorkforceWednesday! Meet #SSCAtlantic's Sierra Williams. As a systems engineer in the Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR), Sierra provides support and expertise through all phases of the CSRR process, including requirements, design engineering and procurement, integration, installation and post-delivery support. #PeopleMatter
More than 200 Hampton Roads employees, family and friends attended #SSCAtlantic Family Night at the Norfolk Tides game this weekend!
Did you know America’s pastime has many ties to America’s away team? Learn more at http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2016/04/01/batter-up-sailor/ #USNavy #NavalHistory