SNA West Coast Symposium Highlights Maritime Strategy
Vice Adm. D. C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Forces and Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, kicked off the 10th annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) West Coast 2008 Symposium Aug. 28 at Naval Base San Diego. 'Executing the Maritime Strategy' was the theme of this year's symposium for which Curtis provided opening remarks. The event provided members of the surface warfare community an opportunity to discuss maritime strategy issues critical to the future success of the Navy. Some topics of discussion at the day-long symposium included international programs in support of Maritime Strategy, Maritime Strategy in Africa, Maritime Strategy in the Pacific, Maritime Strategy in the and Resourcing the Maritime Strategy.
Northrop Grumman Names Mehltretter VP
Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Robert J. Mehltretter as vice president of the company's Navigation and Positioning Systems (NAPS) business unit. In his new position, Mehltretter will have executive responsibility for all domestic and international programs within the NAPS business area, which is a leading provider of inertial navigation and positioning systems and sensor technologies for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, missiles, spacecraft, ships and land vehicles.
Port Management Program for Officials
Senior port officials and maritime industry executives interested in learning the latest port operation, planning and management techniques can participate in the 16th annual International Program for Port Planning and Management (IPPPM), to be held in New Orleans, March 13-24, 2000. The intensive training program offers maritime industry leaders from around the world a unique opportunity for further professional education and personal enrichment. IPPPM is sponsored by the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, the World Trade Center of New Orleans, the Louisiana State University National Ports and Waterways Institute and the University of New Orleans.
Leavitt tapped to head Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems Business
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) named Todd Leavitt, vice president of the company's Maritime Systems business unit, effective immediately. Leavitt will have executive responsibility for all Maritime Systems programs and products. He will lead all domestic and international programs within the Maritime Systems business area to include naval radars, electronic warfare capabilities, navigation systems, machinery controls, and power and control systems. Leavitt joined the company in 2007 as manager, Surface Navy Futures. In 2010, he was appointed director, Maritime Sensors and Shipboard Integration, and served in that role until his present appointment. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Leavitt served 21 years as a surface warfare officer in the U.S.
SNA West Coast Symposium Set for San Diego
The Surface Navy Association's annual West Coast Symposium is scheduled for August 28 at Naval Station San Diego. The presenters are expected to discuss how surface warriors are making a difference around the globe. CAPT R. VADM Derwood C. RDML Nevin P. Carr, Jr. RDML Philip H. Greene, Jr. RADM Charles W. RDML Scott H. CAPT Jeffrey L. FORCM(SW/AW) Michael D. VADM Bernard J.
Greece and Canada Partner on Maritime Training
The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) and the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean have signed a signed a Bilateral Agreement to develop faculty and student exchange programs as well as marine-related training initiatives between Greece and Canada. The collaboration aims to boost educational and maritime opportunities between both nations while continuing to build on Canadian-Greek relations. The partnership was announced during an event in Athens…
Northrop Grumman Announces Leadership Appointments
Irwin F. Edenzon, vice president and general manager for the Gulf Coast for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. Corporation announced two newly created and key positions at its Shipbuilding sector. Matthew J. Mulherin has been appointed sector vice president and general manager of Newport News, and Irwin F. Edenzon has been appointed sector vice president and general manager for the Gulf Coast. They will report to Mike Petters, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding…
General Dynamics Bags $ 47 mi US Navy Contract
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract to provide information technology services and security assistance support to the Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) and Navy International Programs Office. The 48-month contract value is $46.7 million. Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide the U.S. Navy with support for project, financial and logistical analysis and management; IT services; cooperative programs; and international training and educational programs.
Anteon Awarded $27M Navy Contract
Anteon Corporation, a leading information technology and engineering solutions company, announced today that it has been awarded a 4.75-year (six-month base, four option years and one three-month option) contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). The contract, valued at approximately $27.3 million if all options are exercised, provides support for the U.S. Navy's Aegis Shipbuilding Program. This contract is a follow-on contract for support that Anteon has been providing NSWCDD since 1996. Under this new contract, Anteon's team that includes Southeastern Computer Consultants Inc. and Engineering Services Network Inc.
Raytheon Appoints Hoeffler VP for DD(x) Program
Mike Hoeffler has been appointed vice president of the DD(X) program at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Hoeffler replaces Jack Cronin, who has been named president of Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL), Raytheon's United Kingdom subsidiary. Under the three-year $1.3 billion contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems serves as the weapon and electronic systems integrator for DD(X) -- the transformational next-generation destroyer for the U.S. Navy that will revolutionize naval technology for the 21st century. Hoeffler joined Raytheon in 1969 as an engineer and then moved into program management where he managed a number of military, commercial, and international programs.
Craine To Be Proposed as Interim President at SUNY Maritime College
Vice Admiral John W. Craine Jr. will be proposed as interim president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College next week. Craine recently retired as the Chief of Naval Education and Training for the Navy where he was responsible for all training and education programs across the Navy, including technical and flight training, and Naval ROTC programs. Trustees will vote on this formal appointment Oct. 23, and Craine will take office Oct. 24. Once approved, he will serve through June 2002. SUNY Maritime College is a four-year institution located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, N.Y. of special projects, including international programs and distance learning.
Panama Canal CEO Receives Award
The Texas A&M University Zachry Department of Civil Engineering awarded Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta with the 2009 Distinguished Graduates Award on April 8. Mr. Alemán Zubieta received the honor for his professional achievements to date, including his current role at the ACP, the autonomous government agency that manages the Panama Canal. Alemán Zubieta earned dual bachelor of science degrees in civil and industrial engineering in 1973 and since…
URS Appoint Retired Rear Admiral Vice-President
Retired Rear Admiral Nevin Carr has been named Vice President for Surface Readiness & Future Capability at URS Corporation. In his new position, Mr. Carr will be responsible for expanding URS’ capabilities and solutions to meet the evolving needs of the surface warfare community. He will be based in the company’s Norfolk, Virginia office. Mr. Carr retired from the U.S. Navy in 2012, following a distinguished 34-year career as a surface warfare officer. Navy assignments in Washington included Chief of Naval Research…
General Dynamics Wins US Navy Training Contract
U.S. Navy to update curriculum and training-related programs for surface force operations and combat systems globally. General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded the Training Services for the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) contract by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The single-award contract has a potential value of approximately $244 million for a one-year base period with four option years. General Dynamics will provide training and training-related program support services, from curriculum development to advanced warfare training across the CSCS domain, which includes their 15 learning sites and detachments and International Programs.
Conference: A Look at a 200-Ship Navy
The U.S. Navy currently possesses approximately 280 ships, less than half the number during the Cold War. Between likely budget cuts, the increased cost of shipbuilding, and continued de-commissionings, the long-term outlook is that the fleet will continue its decrease in size, perhaps reaching as few ships as 200. "Allowing the current U.S. naval slippage to continue will result in a combat fleet of a size we haven't seen since 1911," said Seth Cropsey, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy. In order to address this issue, Hudson Institute is hosting a conference, “Don't Give Up the Ships - A Look at a 200-Ship Navy.” Speakers will include Rep.
Navigation Simulator Installed in Makarov Russian Maritime Academy
The largest navigational simulator in Russia was inaugurated on September 24, 2003, in the training center of Makarov State Maritime Academy in St.Petersburg, Russia. The simulator, supplied and installed by Transas, is meant for the professional training of navigators for transport and passenger ships under the Russian flag; Russian-language crews on commercial foreign vessels; and Academy cadets. The procurement of the new simulator complex is an important step forward for the Academy to offer high-quality training for marine industry specialists in accordance with European standards and IMO requirements. The Navi-Trainer Professional 4000 simulator comprises the full mission bridge of a modern commercial vessel with real navigational environment and 225 degrees visual range…
BOEMRE Seeking Accident Investigation Board Chief
WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced it is seeking to fill a senior position in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), one of the two agencies that will replace the former Minerals Management Service on Oct. 1, 2011. The position is being filled now to ensure a smooth transition. This position will serve as the Chief of the Accident Investigation Board, and will be located in the bureau’s office in Herndon, Va.
GE Taps Barnes to Lead Commercial Marketing
Jeremy Barnes Appointed GE Marine’s Commercial Marine Marketing Director. GE Marine announces it has appointed Jeremy Barnes as the Commercial Marine Marketing Director. In this role, Barnes is responsible for global commercial market development activities for GE’s full line of LM marine aeroderivative gas turbines, including industry analysis, strategic planning, customer education, and channel development. He is based at GE Marine’s Evendale, Ohio, headquarters. Barnes has gained valuable commercial experience through varied sales and marketing roles across multiple GE businesses.
Australian Navy Officers Excel with AEGIS Training
Royal Australian Navy officers were amongst the first to graduate from the new AEGIS combat systems course delivered at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site in Moorestown, New Jersey after completing a thorough and rigorous two months of training. Dr Darrell Tatro, director, Center for Surface Combat Systems International Programs, presided over the ceremony. “Today’s milestone event is the result of CSCS partners coming together to develop the Combat Systems Officer…
BMT and MSI in Joint Alexandroupolis FSRU Terminal Project Award
BMT and Metocean Services International (MSI) have been jointly awarded a contract by Gastrade to deploy an Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) and develop metocean criteria to be utilized for the design of the offshore moored FSRU and the subsea pipeline to shore. The Alexandroupolis FSRU will be located offshore Greece in the northern Aegean Sea in approximately 40m water depth and will connect to shore via a 24km subsea pipeline. The FSRU is part of the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System which aims to create a new natural gas gateway to central and south-eastern Europe.
Naval War College Contributions Recognized
U.S. Naval War College (NWC) leaders and alumni received a warm welcome on Capitol Hill, Oct. 7 during a congressional breakfast organized by Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed. The event offered a chance for members of Congress and their staff to hear details of how NWC educates and develops leaders, strengthens global maritime partnerships and supports Navy missions and combat readiness. "The war college is an extraordinary asset to the nation and the Navy," Reed noted. "[The value] is not just the instruction in the classroom…
New Platform for Managing Liquid Terminal Product Movements
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that its TerminalSmart platform can now be used to manage all liquid terminal product movements across the entire facility from the dock to tanks and pipelines. Proven at the dock where it has been used by major oil and gas companies and liquid storage terminals to significantly improve efficiency during a period of unprecedented growth in vessel transportation traffic, the platform now serves as the hub for all terminal logistics, from facilitating key performance indicators (KPIs) to warning users about scheduling conflicts.
Tajikistan to Use Caspian Sea
Tajikistan is interested in supplying cargoes to international markets through the Caspian Sea, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Azerbaijan to Azerbaijan Soli Rustam said during his visit to the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ACS). ACS Chairman of the Shipping Rauf Veliyev informed the guest about the activities, carried out in Azerbaijan in the field of maritime transport, the successes, achieved in the process of updating the fleets, and the contribution of AZerbaijan to the development of transport corridors.