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Sonatech to Provide Sonar Transducer for United States and Japan

December 8, 2014

Sonatech Inc., doing business as Channel Technologies Group, Santa Barbara, California, is being awarded a $34,384,013 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets. The TR-343 transducer is part of the AN/SQS-53 hull-mounted sonar array assembly, which is a component of the AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar weapons system. The AN/SQQ-89(V) is a fully integrated surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capability to search, detect, classify, localize and attack submarine targets. The contract will provide fabrication, assembly, inspection, test and delivery of TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets. The contract will support the new construction of DDG Arleigh Burke-class Navy destroyer ships. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (85 percent) and the government of Japan (15 percent). Work will be performed in Santa Barbara, California, and is expected to be completed by December 2019. Fiscal 2014 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,122,489 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, is the contracting activity (N00164-15-D-GP71).

 

Chertoff Group Adds 6 Senior Advisers

December 9, 2014

The Chertoff Group, Washington, D.C., has added six senior advisers: Dr. Chris Bronk, Dr. Rupert Herbert-Burns, Rear Adm. Robert Day, USCG, John Sano, Dr. Gerry Sleefe and Teri Takai.   

Reck Assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa

December 9, 2014

Capt. Thomas G. Reck, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa, Naples, Italy.

Price Assigned to U.S. 10th Fleet

December 9, 2014

Capt. Gene F. Price, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as Reserve deputy commander, U.S. 10th Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.

MacDonnell Assigned to Information Dominance Corps Reserve Command

December 9, 2014

Rear Adm. Daniel J. MacDonnell, USN, will be assigned as commander, Information Dominance Corps Reserve Command, Fort Worth, Texas. 

Jackson Assigned to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

December 9, 2014

Rear Adm. Lawrence B. Jackson, USN, will be assigned as reserve deputy director, Warfare Integration Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N-9I, Washington, D.C.

Griffin Appointed Deputy Undersecretary of Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate

December 9, 2014

Dr. Robert Griffin has been appointed deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, Washington, D.C.

NORAD Launches Santa Tracker Site, App

December 4, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Ho ho ho—it’s that time of year again, and though Christmas Day is a still a few weeks away, the folks at NORAD have launched their wildly popular Santa Claus tracker apps and website, giving children (big and small) a chance to play games, watch movies and countdown to Santa’s departure from the North Pole.

Schneider Named Executive Vice President of SolPass

December 4, 2014

Former AFCEA president and CEO Kent R. Schneider has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of SolPass LLC, Denver.

 

Squire Assigned to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

December 4, 2014

Capt. Todd J. Squire, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as director for international engagement, N-52, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. 

 

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