Navy Employee Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offenses with Multiple Victims

November 7, 2019 – A Navy employee, who resided in Silver Spring, Maryland, before moving to Japan, was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for the production, transportation and possession of child pornography. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur of the District of Maryland and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office made the announcement. Spencer E. Steckman, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm of the U.S.…

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Final Official Report to the Secretary of the Navy Covering the period of March 1 to October 1, 1945

UNITED STATES NAVY AT WAR Final Official Report to the Secretary of the navy Covering the period March 1, 1945, to October 1, 1945     by FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST J. KING Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations     [2] Dear Mr. Secretary: On 1 March of this year I presented to you my second annual report of the progress of our naval operations and the expansion of our naval establishment during the preceding year. Since the terminal date of my second report major…

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CACI Awarded $385 Million Task Order to Modernize HR Systems for U.S. Navy

October 7, 2019 – CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a four year and eight month task order, with a ceiling value of $385 million, by the U.S. Navy’s Sea Warrior Program to support MyNavy Human Resources (HR) Transformation, the Navy’s Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) human resources modernization campaign. Under the task order, CACI will consolidate more than 200 applications supported by 50 disparate Navy HR systems to create an interoperable solution designed to improve delivery of essential HR services to all…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 1, 2019

Progeny Systems,* Manassas, Virginia, was awarded a $25,689,916 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost only contract for the procurement of Navy systems engineering. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $98,044,894. Work will be performed in Middletown, Rhode Island (70%); and Manassas, Virginia (30%), and is expected to be completed by September 2021. If all options are exercised, work will continue through September 2027. Fiscal 2019 research, development test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $800,000 will be obligated at time…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 30, 2019

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $2,195,644,813 modification (P00011) to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification definitizes the production and delivery of 112 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force, 46 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps, and 25 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy. In addition, this modification definitizes award of long lead components, parts and materials associated with 129 F135-PW-100 and 19 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales…

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Leidos continues submarine detection sonar services through TRAPS award

September 18, 2019 – Leidos was awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Navy to provide submarine detection sonar services. The single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price award has a three-year ordering period and a total value of approximately $73 million. Work will be performed in Virginia and Mississippi. Leidos engineers will help the Navy’s Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office achieve long-range detection and classification of submarines in deep water environments through the fabrication, testing, and delivery of Transformational Reliable Acoustic Path System (TRAPS) prototype units. Leidos originally developed…

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Naval Special Warfare Acquisition Corps Established

September 16, 2019 – Navy announced the establishment of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Unrestricted Line (URL) Officer Acquisition Corps (AC) and Major Program Manager (MPM) career path in NAVADMIN 214/19, Sept.16. The NSW URL AC will professionalize an acquisitions career path for SEAL officers and build a cadre of leaders who can expertly develop, field, and sustain capabilities needed for NSW’s and the Navy’s future operating environment. Experience, education, and certification requirements for major acquisition command selection result in career patterns different from URL officers who serve exclusively in…

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Teledyne Awarded $22 Million AUV Contract

August 19, 2019 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments, Inc., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and related monitoring and communications acoustic systems. The initial 2019 value of the contract is approximately $5.4 million. The award has a maximum value of $22.2 million through December 2024, if all contract options are exercised. “For more than a decade, Teledyne has been the leading provider of autonomous underwater gliding vehicles to the…

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BAE Systems to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard large deck U.S. Navy ships and new construction aircraft carriers

August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration, engineering, assembly, testing, and installation focused task orders awarded throughout an eight-year ordering period. The work will be performed to enhance a variety of distributed systems that provide network capabilities,…

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Collaboration Between U.S. Navy, NOAA, and Global Space Agency Scientists Advances Monitoring and Forecasting of Tropical Cyclones

June 24, 2019 – On the morning of October 7, 2018, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, began issuing advisories on the newly formed tropical depression Michael. Armed with an impressive observation network comprised of aircraft, radars, buoys, and state-of-the-art sensing technologies to monitor the system’s position, intensity and size, the NHC’s forecast track had Tyndall Air Force Base directly in its crosshairs. Thanks to these advisories, base commanders had sufficient time to evacuate all personnel and many aircraft to safe locations. Unfortunately, they would soon…

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Navy to Conduct Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019

June 20, 2019 – Navy installations in the Pacific will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise June 24-28. Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019 is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy security forces in order to effectively respond to threats to installations, commands and units. Joint Region Marianas, Navy Region Japan and Navy Region Hawaii along with their installations will participate in the exercise. This annual exercise, which is conducted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander, Navy Installations Command, uses realistic scenarios to ensure U.S.…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy Conduct Joint Submarine Training During CARAT Thailand 2019

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted joint submarine knowledge exchanges and simulations at Sattahip Naval Base during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 from May 28 to June 8. Training events included subject matter expert exchanges focusing on submarine operation procedures and tactics, along with simulated, integrated watch team scenarios conducted inside the RTN submarine simulator. “I am very pleased to see submariners from both sides learn from each other throughout several activities, from classroom training and seminars to integrating a submarine…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy conclude CARAT Thailand 2019

June 10, 2019 – The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand concluded during a ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Antietam (CG 54) at Sattahip Naval Base, June 8. The exercise, designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthen partnerships, included practical training covering the entire spectrum of naval operations, subject matter expert knowledge exchanges, and community outreach events. “This year marks a significant milestone in the U.S.-Thailand CARAT series because it represents a quarter century of a partnership that grows in strength and value every…

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USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) Arrives in Bremerton for Decommissioning

May 30, 2019 – The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence the inactivation and decommissioning process, May 28. Under the command of Cmdr. Jason Deichler, a Pittsburgh native, the submarine departed Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, and made its first arctic transit for its final homeport change. “We are the first second flight 688 to complete an arctic an arctic transit from Groton to Bremerton for an inactivation,” said Deichler. “It was an amazing transit, one that it…

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