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Navy Appoints Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson as NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance & Industrial Operations

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson, fleet maintenance director at the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been named deputy commander of logistics, maintenance and industrial operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley and Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced Williamson’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published …

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Navy Implements Biometric ID System for Base Access

The U.S. Navy has started to transition access for all contractors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers and vendors who use the Navy Commercial Access Control System to a new base access control system. The service branch said Friday that NCACS cardholders have until July 15 to obtain a Defense Biometric Identification System credential from …

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GAO: Congress Should Delay $9B Frigate Block Buy Until More Data Becomes Available on Ship Design, Cost

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to delay its decision on the U.S. Navy’s authority request for a block purchase of 12 frigates worth approximately $9 billion in fiscal year 2018 until more data is available about the ship’s design, cost and capabilities. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that …

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Navy Tests MQ-8C Autonomous Helicopter Aboard Montgomery LCS

The U.S. Navy has evaluated the launch-and-recovery functions of a Northrop Grumman-built MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopter and its interoperability with a littoral combat ship as part of an interface test. The Navy said Tuesday its MQ-8C unmanned autonomous helicopter has returned from the USS Montgomery after the helicopter completed more than 37 recovery missions over a seven-day …

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Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Assumes Navy Installations Command Leadership

Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, former commander of Navy Region Southeast, officially assumed the role of commander of the Navy Installations Command during a change-of-command ceremony held Friday in Washington. The service branch said Friday Jackson succeeded Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, who served as the fifth CNIC and managed 71 Navy installations under 11 regions that include …

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Needs 2K Additional Civilian Employees to Address Ship Maintenance Backlog

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, chief of the Naval Sea Systems Command, has said the U.S. Navy needs to hire at least 2,000 additional civilian employees to help address the maintenance backlog at the service branch’s shipyards, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Scott Maucione writes the employment of additional civilians would help address maintenance …

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Capt. John Dougherty Named Navy Precision Strike Weapons Program Manager

Capt. John Dougherty, formerly class desk officer for the U.S. Navy‘s unmanned carrier aviation program office, has taken a new role as manager of the service branch’s precision strike weapons program office. The Navy said Thursday that Dougherty will oversee 30 programs that cost more than $4.7 billion combined, including the Naval Air Systems …

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SPAWAR Commander David Lewis Nominated to Lead Defense Contract Management Agency

Rear Adm. David Lewis, chief of the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has been nominated for assignment as director of the Defense Contract Management Agency and for promotion to the rank of vice admiral, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Lewis elevated to the role of SPAWAR commander in August 2014 after he …

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