Watch live: NOAA expedition to unexplored waters off U.S. Southeast coast

June 20, 2019 – Curious about what lies and lives deep beneath the surface of the ocean? Now’s your chance to see it with your own eyes. From June 21-July 11, tune into NOAA’s live video broadcasts of dives to depths as deep as two miles (3,200 meters) as part of an expedition off the southeastern coast of the United States. After collecting high-resolution mapping data of the seafloor and water column, we’ll use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) deployed from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to explore deep-sea coral and sponge habitats, potential shipwrecks, submarine canyons and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 21, 2018

Stratascor LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is awarded a $210,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price contract for command, control, communications, and computer system afloat operations and sustainment support for capabilities aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet of ships, and the MSC network operations centers. This contract includes a five-year ordering period. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is scheduled to commence Jan. 1, 2018, and is expected to be completed Dec. 31, 2023. Navy working capital funds and U.S. Transportation Command working capital funds in the amount of $500,000 will be…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 5, 2018

Enterprise Services LLC, Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a modified indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum potential value of $787,318,898 for the existing Next Generation Enterprise Network contract (N00039-13-D-0013). This modification will add a new option period that will extend the potential ordering period by 12 months from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019. Current and future work will be performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Guam, Korea and Japan. No additional funding will be placed on contract or obligated at the time of modification award. This contract modification was not competitively…

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Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder commissioned in Atlantic Beach, NC

The Coast Guard commissioned North Carolina’s first Fast Response Cutter, the Richard Snyder, during a ceremony in Atlantic Beach, April 20th. FRCs feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment that allow their crews to more effectively conduct the Coast Guard’s statutory missions. The cutter is named after Richard Snyder, a World War II hero known for his brave actions in battle defending troops coming to shore on the Island of Biak at the western edge of Papua New Guinea. Snyder was awarded the Silver Star, and…

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USCGC Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington from a successful 65-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific today. The crew interdicted four high speed suspected smuggling vessels, detained 13 suspected drug traffickers and seized approximately 2,850 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $90 million. In addition to conducting law enforcement activities, the Diligence crew crossed into the southern hemisphere, a historic first for many crew members. The equator crossing is a major milestone for mariners and is celebrated with a formal ceremony. During their patrol, the crew also spotted and…

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