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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Spectrum Sciences & Software Completes Acquisition

Spectrum Sciences & Software Holdings Corp., focused on homeland security completed the acquisition of Coast Engine and Equipment Company, Inc. (CEECO), a Florida based company. CEECO is a profitable operation, which provides a diversified array of ship repair, metal fabrication, and design services to both commercial and governmental clients. be better positioned to pursue more contracts." Ham continued, "This acquisition is a positive step for Spectrum, as we continue to execute our stated business objectives. management in place and that was accomplished. We will enhance and aggressively expand on what CEECO has already accomplished, with clients such as the U.S. Navy, Disney Cruise Lines, the U.S. Guard and Rinker Cement.

CEECO Assists Restoration Efforts for Gulf Waterway Navigation

Spectrum Sciences & Software Holdings Corp. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Coast Engine and Equipment Company (CEECO), has been helping the U.S. Coast Guard rebuild portions of the waterway navigation system in the Mississippi River Delta damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This work, which has a total contract value of approximately $1.3 million, is expected to be completed in January 2006. CEECO has been building the mechanical structures for twenty-five ATON (aid to navigation) devices that house electronic equipment used to mark navigable channels and hazards. Without ATON devices, cargo, naval, and recreational vessels cannot safely move through the waters. CEECO's work has been part of the emergency effort to restore the ATON system to pre-hurricane conditions.

Alion Awarded $4.4m NOAA Contract

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) collection, analysis and dissemination of ecosystem information on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and seas, and land-masses is critical to public safety, protection of property, and the economic health and development of communities in the United States and globally. Under a contract valued at $4.4m, employee-owned technology solutions provider Alion Science and Technology will perform a wide range of radio frequency (RF) spectrum services for the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) Office of Radio Frequency Management (ORFM) that will help to ensure environmental data can be gathered and transmitted via satellite.

Port Security: There's More to it Than Containers

that exotic weapons -- nuclear, chemical or biological -- do not enter the United States. But that issue, while important, is only one of many in port security. attacks using simple weapons coupled with imagination. global economy. world. of protection to the port as a whole.

Tobin to Head Security Business Development at Thales

Thales North America has announced that Frank T. Tobin Jr., formerly Senior Vice President of Spectrum Solutions Group, has joined the company’s Business Development team in the newly created position of Vice President, Homeland Security. “Frank’s extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the homeland security and defense marketplaces make him an obvious choice for Thales as we step up our efforts to promote our extensive catalog of homeland security, IT, aerospace and defense products, technologies and services,” said Larry Cavaiola, Chairman and CEO Thales North America, Inc. Frank Tobin has begun engaging government agencies and industrial partners to showcase the extensive technology capabilities that Thales has to help improve US homeland security.

Alion, Navy Contract Valued up to $391M

Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, announced on Feb. 2, that it has been awarded a contract to support the Naval Systems Engineering Directorate (SEA 05) in providing technical and management services in all technical disciplines required to design and support the full spectrum of naval ship types. The award, a cost-plus, fixed-fee delivery order under the NAVSEA SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) contract, has a potential value of $391m over up to five years and extends Alion’s 35 years of continuous support to SEA 05. As with the recent CG(X) design and acquisition contract awarded to Alion, this delivery order calls on the fully integrated capabilities of John J.

U.S. National Ocean Policy Plan Released

The Obama Administration releases its final plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people. With significant public input from a wide spectrum of individuals and interests, the final Implementation Plan focuses on improving coordination to speed Federal permitting decisions; better manage the ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources that drive so much of our economy; develop and disseminate sound scientific information that local communities, industries, and decision-makers can use; and collaborate more effectively with State, Tribal, and local partners, marine industries, and other stakeholders. “Science is the foundation upon which sound management of ocean and coastal resources is based,” said John P.

MAN's Part-Load Optimization a Fuel Saver

close-up on engine (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Part-Load Optimization is a tuning method designed to optimize fuel-oil consumption during the part-load operation of four-stroke, small-bore MAN auxiliary engines. “Part-Load Optimization works on the principle that fuel consumption is reduced at low and part load at the expense of a higher fuel consumption in the high-load range, without exceeding the IMO NOx limit,” explained Finn Fjeldhøj – Head of Small-Bore, Four-Stroke Engineering – MAN Diesel & Turbo. “We can deliver new engines pre-optimized or retrofit as necessary.

Spectrum Signal Processing to Support the U.S. Navy Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc., a subsidiary of Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. announced that the Government Communications Systems Division of Harris Corporation has selected Spectrum's flexComm SDR-4000 rugged software defined radio (SDR) solution to be deployed in field trials of the United States Navy's Multi-Mission Unmanned Surface Vehicles (MMUSV). Under the agreement, Spectrum will supply the signal processing system onboard the MMUSV that communicates with a processing system aboard a Littoral Combat Ship. Field trials for the MMUSV are scheduled to begin in early 2007. The MMUSV, a vessel similar to a rigid inflatable boat, is one of the mission modules that can launch from a Littoral Combat Ship.

Ten Institutes Join the Nereus Program

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Ten new research institutes from Europe, North America and Australia have joined the Nereus Program research partnership, bringing the total to 17. Launched in September 2011, the program is an international collaboration between The Nippon Foundation and the University of British Columbia with the aim to make comprehensive forecasts of the ocean’s future, the program has grown into one of the world’s largest research initiatives in its field. Principle investigators from eight…

Predicting the Motion of the Ocean

(Photo: General Dynamics Applied Physical Sciences / U.S. Navy)

For thousands of years sailors have looked out to sea, anticipating the motion of their craft from the waves they see coming. The nature of this constant motion, phasing in and out with the groups of waves, influences the safety of operations, from moving about the deck or rigging to transferring people and materials between craft. Waves and the resulting motions are a key factor in deciding whether to perform an operation. Could you do better than your eyeball for predicting when that next big wave is going to knock you off your feet? When the U.S.

3e Technologies Awarded $1.1m Navy Contract

EFJ, Inc., said that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a contract for $1.1 million to develop a wireless, spectrum management system for a U.S. Navy customer. 3eTI will be providing a solution to improve wireless network performance by using spectrum data and wireless activity to dynamically optimize wireless network implementation.

Agnes Candies Completes First Saturation Job for Spectra Energy

The Deep Marine Technology, Inc. long term leased Agnes Candies Saturation Dive Support Vessel has completed its first job in the Gulf of Mexico. Working for Spectra Energy in 315ft water depth at Main Pass 282, the DPII Agnes Candies vessel, working with a 24hr crew on board, safely and efficiently performed Pipeline Remediation tasks for the Client. The Agnes Candies can be adopted for a large spectrum of work ranging from Repair and Installation to Inspection and Plug and Abandonment. Other possible uses for the vessel include platform repairs; riser, anode, and hot tap installations; subsea tree and valve assistance; and platform and pipeline inspection.

Firewall Connectors Available from API Technologies

Firewall Connectors Now Available from API Technologies' Spectrum Control Product Line. API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) ("API" or the "Company"), a provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, announced today the availability of Firewall Connectors from its Spectrum Control line of military circular connectors. Firewall connectors are highly reliable and designed to prevent fire or spark from penetrating t hrough a sealed bulkhead. "We have combined our expertise in military circular connectors with our own structural ceramics incorporating firewall features to make these bulkhead connectors an ideal choice for high performance aircraft…

New Scripps RV Honors Sally Ride

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the nation’s newest research vessel will be named R/V Sally Ride, in honor of the former UC San Diego faculty member who was the first American female astronaut and the youngest American to fly in space. The ship is owned by the U.S. Navy, will be operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and will have its home port at the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma on San Diego Bay. “Scripps has a century-long history of seagoing excellence that is vital to the well-being of our planet and its pressing environmental challenges…

Spectrum in Somalia Seismic Pact

Spectrum 2D Survey Offshore Somalia

Spectrum ASA entered into a Multi-client master co-operation agreement with the federal government of Somalia during a signing ceremony on September 5th at the SYL Hotel, Mogadishu. The agreement allows Spectrum to acquire approximately 28,000 km of long offset 2D seismic data offshore south Somalia. The new acquisition has been specifically designed to complement 20,000 km of existing seismic that was acquired in 2014. Spectrum has also been granted the marketing rights for this data.

US Navy Strengthens Battlespace Situational Awareness

Image: BAE Systems

The U.S. Office of Naval Research has awarded BAE Systems an $11 million contract to develop next-generation electronic warfare (EW) technology that will quickly detect, locate, and identify emitters of radio frequency signals. Known as the Full-Spectrum Staring Receiver (FSSR), this technology will enable near-instantaneous battlespace situational awareness, emitter identification and tracking, threat warning and countermeasure and weapon cueing. Conventional situational awareness systems are not able to deliver the high level of coverage and responsiveness that FSSR will provide.

RADAR vs MOBILE PHONE

2% (or $1.3 trillion)* of World GDP is accounted for by the mobile telecommunications industry. By comparison, the minute fraction of this that the marine radar industry accounts for has probably not been discovered yet. So what chance does radar have against such overwhelming authority, or should we say, financial might? Marine radar operates in two main frequency bandwidths, 3GHz and 9GHz. The mobile phone and wi-fi industries also like the 3GHz arena, and have their frequency allocations virtually adjacent to our very own S-Band radar, and therein lies the problem.

Jo Johnson Becomes UK Shipping Minister

Photo: Jo Johnson's Official Twitter Account

UK Prime Minister Theresa May reshuffled the cabinet replacing John Hayes as the shipping minister with Jo Johnson. Later the government sources confirmed that Jo Johnson was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Transport and Minister for London on 9 January 2018. Jo was Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation from July 2016 to January 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Orpington in May 2010 and re-elected in May 2015. May announced her intention to refresh the cabinet last week.

New Strathclyde Marine Institute, Glasgow

Photo courtesy University of Strathclyde

A new institute dedicated to pioneering research and technology for the marine sector has been launched at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Scotland's Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Anne Glover, met with researchers from the institute, which aims to contribute to the UK's marine economy by providing industry and government with cutting-edge research into marine energy, the environment and transport. The Strathclyde Marine Institute will combine expertise from the fields of engineering…

HII Hosts STEM Call-to-Collaboration Conference

Technology abstract: File image

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) informs that it has hosted a STEM Workforce Call-to-Collaboration conference to help increase the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and the quantity of STEM-educated graduates for the future workforce. The two-day conference featured insight from HII President and CEO Mike Petters, Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who provided a keynote address via video. Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association and the Aerospace Industries Association…

NIMASA Set to Acquire More Fast Intervention Vessels

Dr. Dakuku Peterside. Photo provided by NIMASA

In line with the recent approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA is set to acquire strategic maritime safety and security assets, which are also in line with the total spectrum of maritime security strategy. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who made this known in Lagos recently, also announced the establishment of a command and control center as part of the strategic initiative. “The four components of the initiative are situational awareness…

Rolls-Royce Rewards School's Science Teaching

Science prize presentation: Photo credit Rolls-Royce

UK school, the Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School from Rothbury, Northumberland, has been named as the winner of the 2013 Rolls-Royce Science Prize; an annual competition which celebrates and rewards excellence in science teaching. Each year, Rolls-Royce awards a total of £120,000 in cash prizes to schools who implement motivational science teaching. 2,000 schools and colleges registered for this year's prize, and the winning school was selected from a group of nine finalists who attended an awards ceremony at London's Science Museum.

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