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VADM Hilarides presents letters of appreciation at NSWCDD ceremony

By NSWCDD Corporate Communications Division | Aug. 18, 2015

DAHLGREN, Va. - NSWC Dahlgren Division awardees Christopher Nerney, Donna Wheater, Melanie Lunney and David Luck, l to r, are pictured with Vice Adm. William Hilarides, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, moments after the admiral presented them with letters of appreciation at an Aug. 11 awards ceremony. Hilarides commended the team, including Michael Clark and Adrienne Phaler, for supporting the Cybersecurity Technical Exchange Meeting sponsored by NAVSEA. "This meeting brought together leaders from Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and United States Tenth Fleet in one place to discuss and 'connect the dots' pertaining to cyber-related work spanning the Navy enterprise," said Hilarides in the letter. "Your behind the scenes involvement in this technical exchange was paramount, enabling both current and future cyber deliberations that are of the highest importance to the Navy." Describing the accomplishment as "a major milestone in charting Naval Sea Systems Command's way ahead for the Navy's implementation of the cybersecurity mission priority," Hilarides thanked, "the men and women of NSWCDD for taking a stake in the Navy's ability to promote cybersecurity operations through technical excellence and accountability."

(U.S. Navy photo by Jim Waits/Released)