Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Newport engineer Raymond F. Travelyn and retired employee David L. Culbertson have been named winners of the Office of Naval Research Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions
Tuesday, March 12
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) engineer Raymond F. Travelyn and retired employee David L. Culbertson have been named winners of the Office of Naval Research Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions. The award recognizes patented inventions that have had a significant impact upon the operation of the Navy as measured by the extent of its adoption for Navy use, cost savings, increased military capability, or increased quality of life of Navy personnel. The pair invented the Full Duplex Transceiver (FDT), also known as the TravPak, a communications device which dramatically increased data rates for error-free transmission via satellite aboard submarines. Previous systems required at least two days to transfer data for …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The total funded program of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport exceeded $935 million in 2012.
Friday, January 18
The total funded program of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport exceeded $935 million in 2012. Of its total operating budget, more than $581 million was spent by NUWC Newport in payroll, construction, facility support and local contracts, according to a recent report released by NUWC. The command is the largest federal activity in Rhode Island in terms of personnel and payroll. NUWC Newport’s employee base includes 2,748 government civilian employees and 31 military members with a total gross payroll of over $296 million. Of the full-time government civilian staff, 74 percent are classified as scientists or engineers and approximately 36 percent have graduate degrees. In addition to the government workforce, NUWC Newport …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Fourteen members of NUWC recently won awards in their field.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Fourteen members of a special study team at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport have won the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) Technical Achievement Award. This annual award program recognizes individuals and teams for outstanding achievement in applying instrumentation, information technology, modeling and simulation, time-space-positioning information, electro-optics technology, or other test and evaluation (T&E) technology to cause a T&E program to be better, faster, and less expensive. The Urgent Operational Needs (UON) Weapons Analysis Facility (WAF) Study Team responded to an anti-submarine warfare UON statement from the Navy’s Fifth Fleet which is responsible for naval forces in the Persian Gulf…
Friday, August 19, 2011
Base consolidations and realignments will add 863 jobs to Naval Station Newport.
A cost saving measure by the Department of Defense (DoD) will give a well-needed boost to Aquidneck Island, resulting in the creation of 863 new jobs. In 2005, Congress established the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC), which provided military base consolidations recommendations. According to BRAC, the program would save federal taxpayers $4.2 billion dollars annually. Although these realignment projects meant several closures across the country and included loses to Newport Naval Station as well, the impact to the Newport Naval Station was net positive for job creation. Of the 863 new jobs, 719 are military and 233 are civilian. Eight-nine contractor jobs will be lost to other bases. As part of this program, the Naval…