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General Dynamics Launches Morgan County NextGen-911

  General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has implemented a NextGen-911 emergency service solution for Morgan County, Ohio. The NextGen-911 solution enables Morgan County to easily accept emergency information from a variety of sources and provides first responders with faster, more accurate details to aid in response. Morgan County's NextGen-911 system is one of the first to be compliant with the National Emergency Number Association's (NENA) i3 architecture standards, which facilitate local and nationwide interoperability. General Dynamics replaced

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RV Sally Ride Enters Dry Dock for Maintenance

15, 2017, to carry out modifications to superstructure and to perform general vessel maintenance. Named for the late astronaut Sally Ride, the ship is 238 feet long and incorporates the latest technologies, including high-efficiency diesel engines, emissions controls for stack gases, and new information technology tools both for monitoring shipboard systems and for communicating with the world. It will serve to provide scientists with the tools and capabilities to support ongoing research including the Atlantic, western Pacific and Indian Ocean regions across a wide variety of missions. The Sally

Petrobas to Beef Up IT Security After Alleged Hacking

Petrobras will invest R$ 4-billion in information technology and security in 2013
 demonstrating the company's commitment to protecting its data. Millions of e-mails were pre-emptively blocked iin the span of a recent month. The president of Petrobras, Maria das Graças Silva Foster said at a public hearing at the Senate, that the Company will invest R$ 4 billion in 2013 and R$ 21.2 billion between 2013-2017 in Information Technology and Telecommunications. During the joint hearing with the Parliamentary Commission for the Espionage Inquiry and the Economic Affairs and Foreign Relations

Kongsberg, Dynamic Graphics Aim to Improve Drilling Workflow

announced that it is cooperating closely with Dynamic Graphics Inc. (DGI), a innovator of analytical visualization software, to provide oil and gas operators with significant enhancements to their key workflows. KOGT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, offers a range of information technology solutions for drilling operations focused on getting the right data to the right people at the right time, to make efficiency and safety based decisions. DGI provides solutions to spatial analysis problems through the co-visualization of data essential for understanding the relationships

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Greensea Adds Wingart as Quality Control Engineer

methods for process control and quality assurance.   Prior to joining Greensea, Wingart worked as a principal engineer for ERIN Engineering and Research where he performed probabilistic risk assessment for nuclear power plants. Wingart served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an Information Technology Specialist and one year in the Peace Corps as a renewable energy technology transfer volunteer. He earned his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University.   “When customers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a day offshore

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General Dynamics to Continue ACV Testing

for the amphibious vehicle. The highly successful test was completed at the National Ordnance and Ballistic Test Center in Camden, Ark., and provided an early assessment of the low-risk, mature and affordable ACV solution that General Dynamics can deliver to the Marine Corps. General Dynamics Information Technology is working with General Dynamics Land Systems on the project.   General Dynamic

Swearingen Joins PMI Industries

and liaison between PMI and various domestic and international accounts, as well as other marine companies.  Swearingen brings 20 years of customer relationship management experience in various industries including: market channel development services, automotive, construction and information technology. He is skilled in sales, marketing, sales channel development, territory management, as well as strategy creation and implementation. A Kent, Ohio resident, Swearingen is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Communications Services. He has been a member of the Constructio

General Dynamics Tests U.S. Navy UUVs

program includes Bluefin Robotics (Quincy, Mass.), Ultra Electronic Ocean Systems (Braintree, Mass.), Oceaneering International, Inc. (Houston, Texas), Metron (Reston, Va.), Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University (State College, Pa.), 3 Phoenix (Hanover, Md.), General Dynamics Information Technology (Fairfax, Va.) and ASRC Research Technology Solutions (Greenbelt, Md.). gd-ais.com generaldynamics.com (As published in the September 2013 edition of Marine Technologies - www.seadiscovery.com)  

Advanced Logistics Launches Software Upgrades

intuitive. “Our real-time technology enables our customers to translate acquired data into useful information. Then, transform that information into useful knowledge for improved decision making,” said Jeffery Svendson, Advanced Logistics president and CEO.  “Harnessing information technology in this manner creates enormous opportunities to enhance efficiency and productivity.” The new Logistics Management Suite works alongside SAMM software to allow all Advanced Logistics applications used by both marine and E&P companies to interact, or operate independently. 

MTS Tech Breakfast: Maritime Cyber Security

practices are often overwhelmed by the novel and the unexpected. Maritime organizations represent critical infrastructure, and stakeholders in this arena include but are not limited to port authorities, terminal operators, shipping companies and various other entities need access to the latest information, best practices and technologies.   “By forming this committee, MTS Cyber plans to provide an international forum for the development of thought leadership and the exchange of information,” said Max Bobys, VP, Global Strategies, HudsonAnalytix; Vice Chair, MTS Cyber Committee

UK Ocean Technologies Expo Biggest Yet

in a series of training sessions presented by global experts   Director of Ocean Business, Versha Carter, comments, “At this year’s show you can expect to see a real mix of product technology and innovation in our training and demo programme.  With so much progress made with information systems, we are also seeing lots of innovation around software and data management, which is reflected in the programme.”   One such example is OneOcean, which will be demonstrating the ‘ClipCard’; an innovation to help manage, access and exchange big ocean data from the

Bluefin Robotics CEO Named Fellow of ABET

become a world leader in marine robotics. Kelly currently serves as a Representative Director for ABET, and has also served as Executive Committee Member and Commission Chair for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Previously, Kelly worked as Battelle’s Vice President of Information Technology Solutions, a position he began in 2002. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University; an MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas; and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Fellow of ABET Award was established in 1988 by the ABET

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General Dynamics Tests U.S. Navy UUVs

program includes Bluefin Robotics (Quincy, Mass.), Ultra Electronic Ocean Systems (Braintree, Mass.), Oceaneering International, Inc. (Houston, Texas), Metron (Reston, Va.), Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University (State College, Pa.), 3 Phoenix (Hanover, Md.), General Dynamics Information Technology (Fairfax, Va.) and ASRC Research Technology Solutions (Greenbelt, Md.). gd-ais.com generaldynamics.com  

(From left to right) Christian Cabos, Head of Department Information Management Technologies at DNV GL – Maritime, Marco Bibuli, Researcher at the Italian research centre CNR-ISSIA, and Volker Bertram, COMPIT Coordinator and Project Manager Engineering Services Newbuilding at the DNV GL Maritime Academy, at the COMPIT awards ceremony in Cardiff. (Credit: Felix Selzer). Photo: DNV GL

Italian Maritime Robotics Expert Bags DNV GL Award

prototypes give a glance at a future where robots become ubiquitous helpers, used for underwater inspection, cleaning, rescue operations, tank surveys and other tasks, supporting divers for increased safety and efficiency.   COMPIT is the abbreviation for “Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries”. The conference, which took place for the sixteenth time, offered information on advanced IT applications for the lifecycle of ships and offshore structures.    Topics such as autonomous maritime systems, virtual reality and augmented reality

Subsea UK Establishes Business Hub in Milton Keynes

mix and reduce their dependency on the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry. Attendees will get the opportunity to visit the sites of three Subsea UK member companies Fugro Intersite, Litre Meter and Astrimar, before going on a historical tour of Bletchley Park, the birthplace of modern information technology and home of British codebreaking

R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28) is prepared for a christening ceremony at Dakota Creek Industries, Inc. shipyard in Anacortes, Wash. R/V Sally Ride is the second in the Neil Armstrong-class of research vessels and features a modern suite of oceanographic and acoustic ocean mapping equipment. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams)

RV Sally Ride Completes Builder's Trials

job in preparing the vessel for upcoming acceptance trials."    Based on a single-hull commercial design, R/V Sally Ride is approximately 238 feet long and incorporates the latest technologies, including high-efficiency diesel engines, emissions controls for stack gasses and new information technology tools both for monitoring shipboard systems and for communicating with the world.    Oceanographic research vessels provide scientists with the tools and capabilities to support ongoing research, including in the Atlantic, Western Pacific and Indian Ocean regions across a wide

Pablo Luther Joins Liquid Robotics as CFO

announced that Pablo Luther, former CFO of Gridiron Systems Inc. (recently acquired by Violin Memory) has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting directly to Bill Vass, CEO and President of Liquid Robotics, Mr. Luther will be responsible for the finance, human resources and information technology organizations. His position is effective immediately. Luther has over 25 years of experience at both private companies as well as public Fortune 500 companies, spanning the software, networking and semiconductor industries. He has held CFO and COO-level positions in Silicon Valley start-ups

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