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Navy to Perform Testing, Integration Efforts for DDG 51 Destroyers

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

The U.S. Navy has announced that the modernization effort for Arleigh Burke-class DDG 51 Flight III destroyers remains on track as the service branch moves to perform testing and integration activities for the vessels' ship systems. The Navy also installed AMDR arrays to initiate land-based tests for the destroyers' Aegis Combat Systems.

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SPA Wins SAIC Subcontract to Support US Navy Advanced Hypersonic Technologies; Dr. William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) has been awarded a subcontract on Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) five-year, $63.5 million prime contract to support the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Hypersonic Technologies. The U.S. Navy will develop Advanced Hypersonic Technologies through the Global Deterrence and Defense Department (Code GX) at the NSWC in Crane, Indiana.

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Navy Names Virginia-Class Attack Submarines as USS Tang, USS Wahoo; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

Kenneth Braithwaite

Kenneth Braithwaite, secretary of the U.S. Navy, has announced that the service branch will name two of its future attack submarines as USS Tang and USS Wahoo. The Virginia-class SSN 805 and SSN 806 submarines represent the third time that U.S. Navy submarines will carry the names Tang and Wahoo.

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SPA Wins Contract to Support Navy Analytics Office; Dr. William Vantine Quoted

Dr. William Vantine

Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) has been awarded a five-year Multiple Award Contract (MAC) to support the Navy Analytics Office (NAO) and other offices across the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. SPA will provide assessments to support Program Objective Memorandum (POM) budgeting decisions, campaign-related scenario and warfare modeling and simulation-based analytic services. 

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BAE Systems Wins $76M Navy Contract to Provide Maintenance, Modernization Services; Mark Whitney Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a $76.3 million docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and perform maintenance and modernization work on the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value to $100.5 million.

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Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes Nominated as Deputy CNO for Warfighting Development

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Hughes, commander of the Navy Personnel Command, has been nominated to serve as deputy chief of naval operations for warfighting development within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He assumed his current post in March 2018. Hughes joined the service in 1989 as a naval aviator. 

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Navy Eyes Consolidation of Info Warfare Ops; Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler Quoted

Vice Adm.

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct tabletop exercises and implement artificial intelligence and machine learning as part of efforts to centralize the service branch's information operations under a single component. “Windows of opportunity might be very short. The ability to take advantage, when we talk about the information age, it’s all about speed, it’s about the precision of information you get,” said Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler

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Navy, DoD Senior Leaders Talk Accelerating Zero-Trust Efforts to Support Telework Needs; Brandon Iske Quoted


Officials from the U.S. Navy and two Department of Defense (DoD) units have said that the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting need for telework drove a renewed push for zero-trust implementation. DDS operates a Commercial Cloud Computing Office that works to provide cloud resources to DoD organizations, according to the report.

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Navy Conducts Undocking Activity for USS Wayne E. Meyer; Capt. Greg Burton Quoted

USS Wayne E. Meyer

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) concluded undocking efforts for an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. USS Wayne E. Meyer is set to launch pier-side to undergo the final stages of its dry docking selected restricted availability. PHNSY & IMF tapped Vigor Marine to assist in undocking efforts. 

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Navy to Designate Expeditionary Sea Base as USS John L. Canley; Kenneth J. Braithwaite Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy will name its latest expeditionary base ship in honor of retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Major John Canley. The future USS John L. Canley (ESB-6) will work to support multiple operational phases across a range of military missions. USMC noted USS Lewis B. Puller, USS Miguel Keith and USS Hershel "Woody" Williams are currently undergoing optimization to support maritime-based operations.

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