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Navy Railgun Lines Named for Two Electromagnetic Railgun Visionaries at Ceremony
February 27, 2018
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes, right, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division commanding officer, and Donald McCormack, left, executive director of the Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers, present commemorative plaques to retired Adm. James Hogg, second from left, and Dr. Hans Mark, during an electromagnetic railgun line naming ceremony. As public servants, Hogg and Mark laid the foundation for the U.S. Navy Railgun Program and led the effort to explore and illustrate to senior leadership the warfighting advantages of this game-changing technology and were pivotal in gaining the initial funding necessary to demonstrate its feasibility. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

U.S. Navy Mission 22 Team Develops ‘Game Changing’ Unmanned Capability
November 9, 2017
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Sept. 12, 2017) - Navy Sly Fox Mission 22 junior scientists and engineers brief Lt. Akwasi Fosu on the new capabilities of Weaponized Autonomous System Prototype (WASP) after a demonstration held at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.  The seven-member Mission 22 team integrated WASP with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to provide an aerial perspective for increased situational awareness. Navy civilian and military personnel witnessed the Mission 22 demonstration of the Collaborative Aerial Network for the Autonomous Remote Engagement System – fully-integrated with the UAV, WASP, and a command and control station while detecting, tracking, and engaging targets on the Potomac River Test Range. Standing left to right are Jamshaid "JD" Chaudhry, Allen Woods, Fosu, and Chris Toney.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Researchers Present Findings
October 5, 2017
IMAGE: DAHLGREN, Va. (Sept. 29) - NSWC Dahlgren Division lead scientist Avory Bryant and mechanical engineer Brian Johnson shared the "Density-based Data Stream Clustering" capability at the In-House Laboratory Independent Research and Independent Applied Research review. Clustering of streaming data is a key knowledge discovery and data mining technique for the analysis of unlabeled big data.

Navy Mentors Get Middle School Students Excited about STEM and Internship Programs
July 6, 2017
KING GEORGE. Va. (June 28, 2017) - Middle school students use remote-controlled models to solve simulated naval robotic missions at the 2017 Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division sponsored STEM Summer Academy, held June 26-30. Camp activities included ten robotic challenges; building a water rocket and determining the optimal fuel loading to maximize height; exploring epidemiology; building and destructively testing a tower from balsa wood with the goal of maximizing the strength to weight ratio; predicting the number of each color of M&Ms in a large bag after compiling statistics on numbers in smaller bags; and building a boat out of foil and straws with the aim of maximizing its cargo carrying capacity.

Junior Navy Scientists and Engineers Make Early Warning CBR Detection via UAVs a Reality
June 22, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (June 15, 2017) - Navy scientist Charles Miller and mathematician Jessica Hildebrand perform pre-flight checks on the SCAPEGOAT chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) detection system. The SCAPEGOAT system - developed by a team of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division junior scientists and engineers - demonstrates the capability to deploy a modular CBR sensor system aboard multiple unmanned aerial vehicle platforms.

Boy Scouts Present Certificate of Appreciation to NSWCDD Commanding Officer
May 31, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (May 24, 2017) - Boy Scouts Drew Warder and Lucas Umberger present Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes with a Certificate of Appreciation after his speech to Boy Scout Troop 1404. Weekes spoke to the troop about his Navy career and world-wide travels, citing examples of the importance of being prepared and looking out for shipmates, fellow scouts, and teammates in any situation, to include hiking and camping expeditions.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Leader Retires After 34 Years of Navy Civil Service
May 24, 2017
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.  (May 18, 2017) - Bobby Starks is awarded a certificate of retirement from federal service by Cmdr. Andrew J. Hoffman, Commanding Officer of Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck. Starks retired after more than 34 years as a Navy civilian.

NSWC Dahlgren Division Personnel Awarded for Achievements Vital to Current and Future Fleet
May 18, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (May 17, 2017) - Kathleen Jones holds a framed certificate moments after receiving the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Annual Honor Awards ceremony. Jones was recognized for outstanding, significant, and substantial technical contributions to the Navy in Radar Systems. "Ms. Jones has demonstrated exemplary leadership in expanding her Division's portfolio and developing technically sound leaders to tackle current and future Naval radar challenges," according to the citation, adding that she, "established a culture where mentoring, collaboration, and teambuilding are the norm for developing innovative solutions to novel challenges introduced through the ever-evolving threat." Standing left to right: Combat Direction Systems Activity Commanding Officer Cmdr. Andrew Hoffman; Naval Surface Warfare Center and Naval Undersea Warfare Center Executive Director Donald McCormack; NSWCDD Technical Director John Fiore; Jones; and NSWCDD Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes.

Rep. Wittman to Navy Scientists and Engineers: Make Ideas Operational in the Fleet - Rapidly
May 12, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (April 25, 2017) - Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., tells Navy scientists and engineers that their innovative ideas - and ability to get new technologies and systems operational in the Fleet quickly - will be leveraged to the nation’s advantage. “Keep the ideas coming and let’s find a way to get them to the Fleet faster,” said Wittman who chairs the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. “We can bring innovation creation in a faster manner to our men and women out there in the front lines, and we can do things less expensively.” More than two dozen speakers, including the congressman, spoke at the conference on Mission Engineering & Analysis, and Integration & Interoperability, sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.  (Courtesy photo/Released)

NEEC Students Tour NSWC Dahlgren Division
May 10, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (April 26, 2017) - Roger Campbell, a Navy lethality engineer, explains the Laser Lethality and Development lab capabilities to undergraduate and graduate students touring Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) during the annual Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) meeting.  The students are looking through a 16" optic lens - part of the NSWCDD Laser Technology and  Analysis Branch laboratory's optics layout - used for evaluating laser effectiveness against various materials.