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Navy, General Dynamics Assess Flight IIA Destroyer Systems, Delivery Readiness

USS Daniel Inouye

A Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ship General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works subsidiary built for the U.S. Navy underwent in-port and at-sea assessments as part of builder's trials. The branch's inspection and survey board will inspect and evaluate all systems of the guided missile ship in the upcoming trials to ensure operational readiness before delivery.

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Navy Uses AI, Data Analytics to Address Aircraft Readiness Issues


The U.S. Navy is working to improve the readiness of its aircraft fleet using artificial intelligence, data analytics and the concept of reliability control boards. Robert Smith, head of the reliability control board data analytics team at NAWCAD, told the network in an interview about the Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System and how it could help advance predictive maintenance using data.

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BWXT Names Ret. Adm. John Richardson to Board of Directors; John Fees Quoted

John Richardson, BWXT Board of Directors

BWX Technologies (BWXT) has appointed Adm. John Richardson (ret.) to its board of directors. Richardson served for nearly four decades with the U.S. Navy. “Given his impeccable national security credentials and broad executive skill set, Admiral Richardson is exceptionally well suited to join our board,” said John Fees, chairman of BWXT

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AFS Wins US Navy Task Order to Support Enterprise Transformation; Vince Vlasho Quoted

Vince Vlasho, Defense Lead of Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture, has been awarded a five-year, $38 million task order to help the Department of the Navy drive an enterprise transformation strategy. “We’re honored to help the Department of the Navy manage its digital, data and IT services so they can focus critical resources on mission-specific requirements,” said Vince Vlasho, who leads Accenture Federal Services’ Defense portfolio.

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Department of the Navy to Conduct IT Infrastructure Portfolio Review

ICT Supply Chain

The Department of the Navy (DON) has issued a memo on plans to conduct a review of the service’s information technology infrastructure portfolio. The IT infrastructure portfolio review seeks to “identify potential courses of action to improve the value produced by the substantial annual IT spend in order to reinvest in IT priorities and return funds to the broader DON."

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Lockheed Wraps Up USS Cooperstown Acceptance Tests

USS Cooperstown

Lockheed Martin has concluded a series of acceptance trials for the U.S. Navy's 12th Freedom-class littoral combat ship. The future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23) performed maneuverability tests, a full-power run and surface and air detect-to-engage operations at Lake Michigan as part of the trials. LCS 23 will enter final outfitting and fine-tuning activities prior to its delivery to the Navy.

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Navy to Name Guided-Missile Frigate as USS Congress; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has announced its intent to name its second Constellation-class guided missile frigate as USS Congress. FFG 63 will be the seventh vessel to carry the name Congress following ID-3698. The first Congress vessel is one of the six original frigates built and authorized by the Navy under the Naval Act of 1794.

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Parsons Wins Contract to Support NAVFAC SW Rebuilding Efforts; Chris Alexander Quoted


Parsons Corporation has been awarded a four-year, $37 million contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) to support rebuilding efforts at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. "Parsons has a long and successful history of partnering with the Department of Defense on large, complex programs," said Chris Alexander, Parsons' executive vice president, and engineered systems market leader. 

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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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