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Navy Announces Commision for 17th Virginia-Class Submarine

The U.S. Navy is set to commission the newest Virginia-class submarine during a ceremony this Saturday in Groton, Conn. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., will be administering the principal address of the future USS South Dakota's commissioning ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, the service branch said Wednesday.

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Navy Eyes Single Combat System for Entire Surface Fleet

U.S. Navy officials are looking into developing a single combat system capable of operating on any kind of ship in the surface fleet to reduce the challenges in integrating ships and training service members, Defense News reported Monday. The Navy currently uses different combat systems on its destroyers, amphibious ships and carriers.

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General Dynamics Shipyard Hosts Launching of Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Destroyer

The U.S. Navy launched the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson on Sunday at the General DynamicsBath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Monday. The multi-day launching saw the Zumwalt-class destroyer transferred from a land-level platform to a dry dock where fine-tuning operations will take place once the dock is flooded and the ship is afloat on the Kennebeck River.

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Navy Activates 66th Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has commissioned DDG 116 or USS Thomas Hudner, the service branch's 66th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. The branch said Monday it commissioned the ship on Saturday during a ceremony in Boston where Thomas Hudner III, son of the vessel's namesake, gave a speech.

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DIA Chief of Staff Suzanne White Named Deputy Director

Suzanne White, chief of staff at the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed as the agency's deputy director, effective Oct. 15. In her new role, she will serve as the DIA's second-highest official, succeeding Melissa Drisko, who is retiring from the agency after 37 years of service with the federal government, DIA said Wednesday.

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NIST’s Ron Ross: Cyber Adversaries Thrive in Complexity

Ron Ross, a senior computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has said federal agencies should address complexity with their technology platforms as they counter cybersecurity threats, MeriTalk reported Thursday. “The adversary works in the world of the stack, and that complexity is where they thrive,” he said …

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