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NSWC Crane hosts Under Secretary of the Navy for first-ever visit

By NSWC Crane Corporate Communications | Sept. 4, 2019

CRANE, Ind. – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) hosted the 33rd Undersecretary of the Navy, Thomas Modly, on Tuesday (August 8) in Crane, Indiana. This is the first time an Under Secretary of the Navy has ever visited Crane.

Secretary Modly learned more about NSWC Crane’s advanced capabilities.

“I was impressed with the work being done at NSWC Crane,” says Secretary Modly. “NSWC Crane is on the forefront of providing effective technology solutions to meet evolving mission needs. Crane’s unique test capabilities, combined with the planned infrastructure, makes NSWC Crane a vital mission component to the Navy. The dedicated workforce is creating technology and solutions that are directly supporting the warfighter.”

Dr. Brett Seidle, the Technical Director at NSWC Crane, says the visit was an opportunity for Crane.

“It was an honor to host Secretary Modly on his first-ever visit to NSWC Crane,” says Dr. Seidle. “It's a testament to our technical rigor. We were able to show Secretary Modly first-hand the vital role we play in ensuring warfighters have the tools they need to complete their missions and come home safe.”

Secretary Modly serves as Chief Management Officer and Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Navy, where he focuses on increasing agility and accountability throughout the Department’s workforce and in vital business operations, including information management, that support warfighting wholeness for Sailors and Marines.

NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with mission areas in Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. The warfare center is responsible for multi-domain, multi- spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability to today's Warfighter.