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Navy Announces Availability of AWS Secret Region for Impact Level-6 Projects

AWS Secret Region IL-6

The research and development arm of the Department of the Navy has launched an Amazon Web Services-supported cloud environment where Impact Level 6-classified information can be stored and processed. The AWS Secret Region IL-6 environment enables classified secret level workloads to be tackled through the commercial cloud.

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Navy Eyes Four Tests for Network Integration

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy plans to conduct four tests to assess its network integration capabilities in 2021. Gilday said the tests will enable the service to merge more systems with new applications and combine siloed networks into the “network-of-networks” operation to provide internet of things (IoT)-like capability for the Navy. 

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Navy Lays Keel of USS Harvey C. Barnum, Jr. Destroyer; Capt. Seth Miller Quoted

USS Harvey C. Barnum

The U.S. Navy has laid the keel of a future guided-missile destroyer in Maine, signifying the start of the ship's construction. Marty Fish, a welder at BIW, helped Barnum sign the keel plate, which now also features the initials of Hill as the ship sponsor. BIW also produces the Carl M. Levin, Louis H. Wilson Jr., Patrick Gallagher and John Basilone destroyers.

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Navy Based Future Fleet Projections on Expert Stakeholder Assessments

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy used input from defense, industry and academic experts to establish plans for a “bigger, better” Navy. Gilday said that experts from the defense, industry and academic sectors provided input for the Future Naval Force Structure Assessment released in Dec. 2020. 

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Amentum Awarded $57M Task Order to Provide U.S. Navy Maintenance, Sustainment Services; Dr. Karl Spinnenweber Quoted

Dr. Karl Spinnenweber

Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, announced on Tuesday that the company has received a potential three-year $57 million task order to provide maintenance and sustainment services for the Commander, Electronic Attack WING U.S. Pacific Fleet under a Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract. Amentum will provide a wide range of services at Whidbey Island, Wash. 

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Navy Applies Virtual Anti-Submarine Update With Shortened Timeline; Capt. Jill Cesari Quoted

USS William P. Lawrence

The U.S. Navy has virtually augmented the anti-submarine warfare of the USS William P. Lawrence or DDG 110 destroyer over two days, a rate faster than usual. The ship virtually features the ACB-19 software, an update to the previous ACB-13, allowing for modern and improved ASW performance. Visit to register for the 2021 Navy Forum on May 12th. 

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CBO: Navy Submarine Fleet Could Exceed Shipyard Maintenance Capacities in 30 Years

Navy Submarine Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report states that the size of the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet is likely to exceed shipyards’ capacity to maintain the vessels in 25 to 30 years. According to CBO’s report, the Navy’s modified fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding plan directs the procurement of 61 attack submarines within 30 years.

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Navy Develops Energy Efficiency Tool for Ground Forces; Richard Stroman Quoted

U.S. Navy

Naval Research Laboratory has created a software application designed to inform the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps on how to efficiently use energy resources. The IPOWER application, accessible via a web browser, simulates how the service branches store, gather and move energy resources. IPOWER determines how energy moves in a unit based on climate data, mission timelines and equipment models.

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Navy Releases Environmental Assessment of MQ-25A Refueling Drone Operations in California

MQ-25A Stingray

The U.S. Navy has issued an environmental assessment stating that home-basing 20 Boeing-built MQ-25A Stingray refueling drones at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Point Mugu, California, will have no significant impact on the environment. Activities that will take place at the naval base include over 960 annual Stingray flight operations and related stationing support for approximately 730 personnel and their families. 

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