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Underway for Science

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March 18, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) participates in a passing exercise with the Royal Danish navy frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (F362) and the French Marine Nationale anti-air frigate FS Forbin (D620). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Gaither/Released)

By Dr. Marcus Tepaske U.S. Fleet Forces Science Advisor I’m aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in a region of the world that isn’t a popular vacation destination for many Americans. The Sailors of the GHWB Strike Group, however, are here willingly, ready to put …

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Modernizing the Navy’s Mine Hunting Platforms

ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 2, 2016) From left to right, Machinist Mate 1st Class Micah Patterson, Boatswains Mate 1st Class Stephen Wodraska, Engineman 2nd Class Richard Meyer, Mineman 1st Class Coy Tully and Mineman 3rd Class Pete Calvert, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, launch a MK 18 MOD 2 unmanned underwater vehicle from a rigid-hull inflatable boat during Squadex 2016.

By Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens Director, Expeditionary Warfare (OPNAV N95)   Looking out on the future of the Navy’s mine warfare programs the expeditionary community faces the critical challenge of determining the best way to modernize aging mine hunting platforms. It’s an important topic that I discussed at the Mine …

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Navy Innovation, Silicon Valley Style

SAN FRANCISCO (June 25, 2016) Participants brainstorm their methods of attack during the 2016 Navy “#HackTheSky” hackathon, hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), at Galvanize in San Francisco, California, June 25-26. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria Ochoa)

By Cmdr. Zachary Staples Director, Naval Postgraduate School Center for Cyber Warfare A diverse collective of nearly 150 of Silicon Valley’s best coders, hackers and all around cyber experts gathered June 24-26 at warehouse-turned-innovation hub Galvanize in the heart of San Francisco, California. Their charge was to hack into the …

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