Tamburrino is New NAVSEA Executive Director
Vice Adm. Philip M. Balisle, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), announced the selection of Pat Tamburrino as the organization's new Executive Director - NAVSEA's senior civilian position. "Pat brings experience doing business with and among the Pentagon senior leaders - both Flag and SES," said Balisle. Tamburrino began his executive career at NAVSEA where he served as the Cost Engineering Leader. He later served as deputy for Program Executive Office for Submarines. He is currently the Asst. Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Requirements & Assessments). Tamburrino will replace Pete Brown who will retire in May. Brown joined NAVSEA in 1981 and has served as Executive Director since 1998.
US Navy Evaluating SEWIP for LCS
The U.S. Navy is evaluating a scaled-down version of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) system for potential incorporation on future Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), Naval Sea Systems Command announced, Nov. 20. SEWIP is an evolutionary development block upgrade program for the SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare (EW) System and will be designated as AN/SLQ-32C(V)6. Still in the early stages of development, its purpose is to provide LCS with an improved electronic warfare suite to improve the ship's defense capabilities.
Navy Conducts DDG 1000 Round Testing
The long range land attack projectile (LRLAP), designed for the DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System, successfully completed two live-fire tests at the White SandsMissile Range in New Mexico, the Navy announced Sept. 22. The mission, conducted Aug. 30, was the first live-fire test to successfully demonstrate LRLAP effectiveness against targets. LRLAP is a 155 millimeter rocket-assisted guided projectile designed to support land-attack and naval surface fire support operations in conjunction with the Advanced Gun System on DDG 1000-class destroyers.
Navy Awards $11m Option to Alion
Alion Science and Technology announced the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Aircraft Carriers has funded the second, one-year option period under the Program Executive Office for Aircraft Carriers contract, awarding Alion $11m in funding for program management support. Alion is providing business and finance, engineering, logistics, integrated warfare systems and program management support to PEO Aircraft Carriers for the CVN-77 new construction, refueling and complex overhaul activities, In-Service, Smart Carrier, and the CVN-21 programs. The period of performance for this option runs from January 1 through Dec. 31, 2007. The initial support contract, valued at $125 million, was awarded in October 2003. The work is being performed at the Washington Navy Yard.
Maritime Interdiction Leaders Join to Improve Capabilities
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC)hosted organizational leaders at a conference Nov. 28-29 to organize the development of Expanded Maritime Interdiction Operations (EMIO)-related communications capabilities. EMIO refers to national and international partnerships of military and maritime law-enforcement entities which detain, divert, disrupt, or destroy vessels used to conduct illegal or hostile activities. “This was a good forum for gathering several organizations to coordinate and develop EMIO technologies,” said Cmdr. John Funn, assistant program manager for Expeditionary Systems, a division within Program Executive Office, Littoral Mine Warfare Afloat-Antiterrorism Program Office.
Navy Takes Delivery of RMMV
The Navy took delivery of the third low-rate production model Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) on Dec. 21. Formerly known as the Remote Minehunting Vehicle (RMV), the RMMV was originally designed to detect and classify sea mines. The name was changed because RMMV missions are being expanded to include anti-submarine warfare applications and maritime reconnaissance. The RMMV is a robust unmanned, semi-submersible, semi-autonomous vehicle that can be adapted to a broad spectrum of applications and missions, including towing variable-depth sensors to detect, localize, classify and identify undersea threats at a safe distance from friendly ships.
Standard Missile Shows Versatility with “Juliet” Flight Test
The Navy executed a successful flight test of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) at White Sands Missile Range Aug. 14. During flight test “Juliet,” the Navy examined the missile's ability to intercept a subsonic, low- altitude target over land. Juliet is one of 10 follow-on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) events planned for SM-6's missile performance and demonstration. "This event demonstrated SM-6's ability to detect and engage a slow moving target in the presence of complex land clutter…
Alion Part of Navy Contract, Advanced Above Water Sensors
Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, in conjunction with fourteen other companies, was awarded a $134m contract from the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) to support the development and procurement of Navy above water sensors. Work under the contract will result in more efficient office and project management functions and continuity over the entire acquisition cycle. PEO IWS 2.0 is the Above Water Sensors Directorate within PEO IWS. Working with prime contractor Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., Alion will provide support in the areas of program and financial management, engineering and test and evaluation.
NAVSEA Leadership Gathers in Washington
WASHINGTON - The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) held its annual Commander’s Conference Nov. 15-16 at the Washington Navy Yard. Leaders from across the entire Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) organization, including the various field activities and the five NAVSEA-affiliated Program Executive Offices - Ships, Carriers, Submarines, Integrated Warfare Systems and Littoral and Mine Warfare - gathered to discuss the organization’s direction for future. “We discussed how we will conduct the ‘business’ of NAVSEA,” said Vice Adm. Paul Sullivan, NAVSEA commander. A focal point of the two-day discussion was the evolving Naval Enterprise Construct and NAVSEA’s role in it. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Mullen, addressed the conference and explained the construct.
Northrop Grumman Awarded $15m Naval Contract
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. is being awarded a $15.4m cost-plus-award-fee modification under previously awarded contract to exercise an option to provide integration services for mission packages that will deploy from and integrate with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The contract comes from The Naval Sea Systems Command. This modification supports the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Module Program Office (PMS 420), Program Executive Office, Littoral and Mine Warfare. LCS Mission Packages will be optimized for flexibility in the littorals. Work will be performed in Washington, D.C. (43 percent); Bethpage, N.Y. (32 percent); Panama City, Fla. (19 percent); Hollywood, Md. (2 percent); San Diego, Calif. (2 percent); and Dahlgren, Va.
Navy UUV Program, Small Businesses Develop Energy Technology
In a partnership that will benefit both the government and commercial enterprise, the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV) Program Office (PMS 403), small businesses and the NAVSEA Undersea Warfare Center are developing safer, more efficient energy sources for UUVs. “Our efforts promise to pay dividends not only for the [military] user community, which will end up with safer products for use aboard fleet platforms, but for small business as well, which has an opportunity to expand a market and make a key contribution to our mission,” said Capt. Paul Ims, UUV program manager. PMS 403 is responsible for developing UUV platforms and payload technologies to meet a broad spectrum of mission requirements.
Navy Forms New Team for Acquisition and Modernization
In order to better oversee the Surface Navy’s growing number of complex acquisition and modernization programs, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition and Naval Sea Systems Command have realigned resources to create a new organization called Team Ships. Under the new model, mirrored after the successful Team Subs approach, the Program Executive Office, Ships, will continue to manage the development, acquisition and fleet introduction of new ship classes, and a new NAVSEA code, SEA 21, will mange the complete life-cycle support for all non-nuclear surface ships and be the principle interface with the Surface Warfare Enterprise. Team Ships officially stood up June 22. Rear Adm.
Alion Awarded $5.6m Contract Option
The Naval Sea Systems Command has exercised a $5.6m contract option for Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, to provide acquisition management support to its Program Executive Office Ships Acquisition Management (PEO Ships AM) Directorate. The option, which runs from June 1, 2007 through June 6, 2008, covers ship project directive (SPD) execution planning and financial execution; government furnished equipment (GFE) acquisition, delivery management and production management; configuration management; program management and Lean Six Sigma support; and business and financial planning. The contract runs for a total of five years, including a one-year base period and four, one-year options.
McKean Defense Appoint Fleet Programs Strategy Advisor
Guy Holcombe has been hired to strengthen McKean's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) business. Mr. Holcombe has had a distinguished career directing operations and business development for organizations focused on maritime support. He most recently served as a Director in Northrop Grumman's Defense Systems Division, managing $280M of business with 1,000 employees. This position was the culmination of a 30-year career that began in 1980 when he joined SYSCON Corporation as the Deputy Program Manager for AEGIS Programs. Mr. Holcombe's responsibilities include developing strategies to increase McKean's presence in NAVSEA Fleet engineering and technology initiatives. He will also be responsible for leading efforts to integrate activities across McKean's diverse Navy customer base.
ASNE to Hold Conference
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is holding its annual exhibition, conference and meeting on April 30-May 1 in Arlington, Va. ASNE Day 2001 kicks off April 30 with a plenary session. Keynote speaker is RADM Jay M. Cohen, USN, Chief of Naval Research. His address will focus on ASNE Day's theme, "Technology Insertion in the 21st Century Fleet." Following his address will be a panel discussion on Technical Insertion with senior representatives from Naval Sea Systems Command, Program Executive Offices and the Navy Laboratories. ASNE will recognize the technical program's authors and present prestigious awards at the Awards Luncheon.
AERA Receives Contract
Advanced Engineering and Research Associates (AERA) Inc., Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $5,046,276 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification under previously awarded contract to exercise an option for U.S. Navy, foreign military, and material management support services. planning Ship Project Directive configuration requirements, delivery schedules of Government Furnished Equipment and other related management functions, for U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) DDG class ships. This involves purchases for the U.S. Navy (90 percent) and the Governments of Japan (5 percent) and Spain (5 percent) under the FMS Program. Work will be performed in Alexandria and is to be completed by July 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. D.C., is the contracting activity.
NAVSEA Works to Hire Wounded Vets
The Naval Sea Systems Command joined more than eighty government offices and private companies at Walter Reed Army Hospital for Hiring Heroes, a one-day job fair held on June 20. Representatives from Corporate Operations, Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO), Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems and Team Submarine spent the day talking to potential employees, educating them about the command’s mission and its employment opportunities. “We brought thirty-seven questionnaires and resumes back from Hiring Heroes and we are now going through each one trying to match them up to open positions” said NAVSEA Human Resources Specialist Freddy Hoch.
Lockheed Martin Receive Navy Honor for Submarine Sonar System
Lockheed Martin engineers were part of an industry team that recently received the U.S. system that offers improved capabilities in the littorals. operations in coastal waters. was installed on USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) in Pearl Harbor in March. as well as meeting the U.S. requirements. submarines. At the recent award ceremony, U.S. Associates, as well as the Lockheed Martin engineers.
Lockheed Martin Engineers Receive U.S. Navy Honor
Lockheed Martin engineers were part of an industry team that recently received the U.S. Navy's "Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) Excellence in Engineering Award" for developing a new submarine sonar system that offers improved capabilities in the littorals. The Low Cost Conformal Array (LCCA) is a new sail-mounted acoustic sonar system that was developed to provide enhanced tactical control for operations in coastal waters. The advanced development model LCCA system was installed on USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) in Pearl Harbor in March. Taylor were responsible for the system's inboard processing and displays, as well as meeting the U.S. Navy's aggressive cost and schedule requirements.
NNS Wins Sub Development Deal
Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. was awarded on Mar. 31, 2004, a $17,212,146 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-01-C-2104) to exercise an option for development and design studies, design agent, engineering and technical support, test and evaluation efforts on current and future submarine platforms in support of the program executive office for submarines. Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by March 2006. Contract funds in the amount of $30,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.
Lockheed Martin $24M Anti Sub Systems Contract
Advanced acoustic processing and tracking capabilities provided by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will enhance underwater surveillance and help increase situational awareness for the U.S. Navy fleet. Lockheed Martin has been awarded a follow-on contract from the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to provide technology updates and new concepts to detect and track submarines. This contract extension is valued at $24m. The team will engineer enhancements to the Navy's common Integrated Undersea Sensor System hardware and software baseline, or Integrated Common Processor (ICP) system, which assists operators in localizing and tracking surface and subsurface maritime contacts.
Fifth USS Arizona Memorial Ferry Boat for Navy
The Navy officially accepted delivery of the fifth USS Arizona Memorial passenger ferry boat from Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Wash., June 25. This vessel is one of six boats being procured to replace the existing ferry boats that have reached the end of their service life. The boats, procured for the National Park Service by the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships, serve as a ferry service to shuttle visitors to and from the memorial, and continue to support the U.S. Navy's commitment to the National Park Service, as they tell the compelling stories of the Dec.
Navy Rolls Out Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Package
A ceremony to mark the rollout of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission module for the littoral combat ship (LCS) was held Sept. 19 at Naval Base Point Loma. The Program Executive Office for Littoral and Mine Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems, San Diego, hosted the event. According to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisitions, Anne Sandel, this is the third mission package to be released for use with the LCS class of ships.