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Innovation Lab Hosts Modeling and Simulation Toolbox Hackathon
February 10, 2022
IMAGE: On Jan. 27, 21 scientists and engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division’s seven technical departments participated in a modeling and simulation toolbox (MAST) hackathon at the iLab. The model is accessible to all NSWCDD programs and projects and does not require advanced programming experience.

NSWCDD Leadership Participates in iLab Wargaming Event
November 24, 2021
IMAGE: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Stephen “Casey” Plew, plays Simulated Practice Integrating New Technologies (SPRINT) during a wargaming event at NSWCDD. SPRINT is a game which allows users to defend their designated ship using an array of weapons systems.

VCU’s Future Scientists Tour NSWCDD’s iLab
October 25, 2021
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Oct. 22, 2021) – Eric Hayes (right), an information systems technician specialist with the NSWCDD Innovation Lab (iLab), explains a computer numerical control (CNC) machine to students from the da Vinci Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, during a tour of the iLab. The iLab empowers innovators to test ideas and solve naval warfare challenges. (U.S. Navy photo released)

NSWCDD Technical Departments Compete at iLab’s JCORE Wargaming Hackathon
August 19, 2021
IMAGE: (Left to right) NSWCDD Integrated Combat Systems employees Justin Foulks, Katelyn Barbre and Brandon Marine troubleshoot their solution at the NSWCDD Innovation Lab’s wargaming hackathon on Aug. 11. Teams used their artificial intelligence and machine learning backgrounds to compete against other departments at the event Aug.11-13.

NSWCDD Focuses on Quantum Computing with its First-Ever Hackathon
June 10, 2021
IMAGE: The teams finished up the event with presentations, followed by the hosts awarding the three top teams. Along the back (from left to right) B Department DevOps Lead Corwin Daigle, E36 Department Scientist William Carter, E17 Department Scientist Spencer Beloin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer Karen Smith, Chief Technology Officer Jennifer Clift, Microsoft Technical Strategist Monica DeZulueta, iLab Director Dr. John Rigsby, Deputy iLab Director Tamara Stuart, iLab System Engineer Eric Hayes, V12 Department Software Engineer Devin Drake, H24 Department Software Engineer Israel Johnson, H Department Scientist Ethan Hada and M Department Coder Michael Hurbert. Along the front (from left to right) Analyst for the A department Robert Pullin, B Department Scientist Stefano Coronado, E Department Test Engineer Scott Heyman, V Department Cost Analyst Katelyn Barbre and B35 Department Scientist Ryan Olk.

NSWCDD Innovation Lab Empowers Innovators to Test Ideas, Solve Naval Warfare Challenges
April 21, 2021
IMAGE: Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Technical Director John Fiore interacts with a concept captured in virtual reality that would enable the collection, curation, collaboration and conduction of Next Generation Combat Information Center (CIC) data and missions. Fiore engaged in the immersive experience made possible by the Next Generation CIC Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation Project developed by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab scientists and sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency to create engagement and awareness around CIC possibilities through speculative design, looking ahead to 20 years in the future.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for RD&A Tours NSWCDD
July 3, 2018
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (June 28, 2018) - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Chief Innovation Officer Nelson Mills demonstrates the Bluescape collaboration software for James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research for Development and Acquisition, during his tour of the NSWCDD Innovation Lab (iLab). NSWCDD Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes looks on as Mills explains how the virtual workspace allows for real-time cloud-based collaboration. Virtualization and directed energy were among the briefs NSWCDD scientists and engineers presented to Geurts who also observed a laser demonstration. As the Navy's acquisition executive, Geurts has oversight of an annual budget in excess of $60 billion and is responsible for equipping and supporting Sailors and Marines with the best platforms, systems and technology as they operate around the globe in defense of the nation.

NAVSEA Commander Launches Tour of Navy Warfare Centers, Sees Campaign Plan in Action
January 31, 2018
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Jan. 16, 2018) – Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Innovation Lab (iLab) Director of Innovation Nelson Mills briefs the Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, NAVSEA Command Master Chief Robert Crossno, and NSWCDD Commanding Officer Capt. Gus Weekes, on the use of digital collaboration tables as visual aids for surface ships. The collaboration table could provide capabilities to view ship doctrine, navigation tracks, radar information, and Automatic Identification System information for situational awareness. The iLab – equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, services, and trained personnel – opened for business last summer as an intensive collaborative environment where the command's experts work to speed up and maximize corporate innovative solutions across the laboratory. 

The iLab was one stop in the admiral's tour of Dahlgren, which gave him an opportunity to meet with the command's leaders, scientists, and engineers. It was the first in a series of scheduled visits to the NAVSEA Warfare Center divisions under the theme of “Warfare Centers – The Campaign Plan in Action.” While at the iLab, Weekes briefed the NAVSEA commander on Dahlgren technical programs, including directed energy, electromagnetic railgun, chemical, biological, and radiological defense, as well as leadership development. Moore's Campaign Plan is focused on three mission priorities: on-time delivery of ships and submarines, culture of affordability, and cybersecurity. These priorities address today's challenges and provide the focus to achieve NAVSEA's mission and support the Fleet.