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Naval Engineers Descend On D.C. To "Build Freedom's Future"

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will gather at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., from March 13-15, in order for its members and guests to participate in technical demonstrations, educational seminars and product exhibits. The event, ASNE DAY '96, has been themed "Building Freedom's Future," and will feature more than 20 papers on a variety of naval engineering topics, including combat systems, structural loading, ship design, ship systems and HM&E, life cycle acquisition and modeling, testing and simulation. The society's "Best of '95" papers from regional symposia, which include papers on fleet maintenance and environmental issues, will also be presented.

John Kamensky, director of the National Performance Review, will be the keynote speaker at the event, and will discuss managing resources in a balanced budget environment. The plenary session will discuss current initiatives, replacements for government standards and ISO lessons learned. The expected panel members are: Frank Doherty, OUSC (A&T); Glenn Ashe, ABS America; Capt. Ronald Marafioti, U.S. Coast Guard Yard; and Capt. James Baskerville, NSWC Carderock. Other industry figures scheduled to speak at ASNE Day include Admiral Jeremy M. Boorda, USN, chief of naval operations, and Admiral Robert E. Kramek, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard. For more information on the event, contact Sally Cook at ASNE, 1452 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-3458, tel: (703) 836-6727; fax: (703) 836-7491.

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