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Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Profile: Kurt Mikoleit, Technical Warrant Holder for Electromagnetic Environmental Effects and Spectrum Supportability – Ships and Submarines (SEA 05W), NSWC Dahlgren
July 26, 2017
Kurt Mikoleit stands in front of an F-18 that is used as a ground plane for testing and evaluating the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance at NSWC Dahlgren 
Division’s Electromagnetic Environmental Effects test site.

NSWC Dahlgren Takes Ask, Share and Learn to Heart at 2017 LGBT Pride Month Event
July 18, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (July 7, 2017) - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes speaks to military, government civilian, and defense contractors at the NSWCDD-sponsored 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Observance. “LGBT Pride Month affirms our commitment to increase awareness, mutual respect, and understanding of all members of our workforce," said Weekes. "Let’s take the theme 'Ask, Share and Learn' to heart and embrace knowing more about our colleagues and celebrating our collective diversity.” Established by Presidential Proclamation in 2000, LGBT Pride Month is held annually and recognizes the importance of diversity within our society as well as the many achievements of LGBT individuals.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Patrick Dunn/Released)

NSWC Dahlgren Division Wins Award for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Contracts
July 7, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. (July 7, 2017) – Kris Parker, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) deputy for small business, is inspired by a quote – written on his whiteboard in the background – spoken by Sir Michael Gambon in Matthew Vaughn's Layer Cake: "The art of good business is being a good middleman". Parker is holding the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Program Award for NSWCDD’s first-time achievement of a statutory small business goal – three percent of total contracted dollars to service disabled veteran owned small businesses.  

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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.

Confessions of an Admiral - Piercey Reflects on his Family Heritage, U.S. History, and Strength in Diversity
June 7, 2017
DAHLGREN, Va. - Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, Naval Surface Force Atlantic commander, center, is pictured with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leadership at the command's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance. After his keynote speech, Piercey received technical briefings during a tour of NSWCDD facilities and laboratories dedicated to directed energy, surface warfare, and cybersecurity research, development, test and evaluation. Standing left to right: Dale Sisson, NSWCDD deputy technical director; Jim Yee, NSWCDD deputy department head for gun and electric weapon systems; Piercey; Gaurang Dävé, NSWCDD senior cyber technical advisor; and Capt. Gus Weekes, NSWCDD commanding officer.

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)