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The City of Chesapeake covers over 353 square miles of land area in Southeastern Virginia is part of the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News MSA, the nation's 27th-largest metro region. Chesapeake is the fastest growing city in Virginia.

Navy Management Systems Support Office (NavMASSO) was established in 1978 to support three existing fleet systems operating at 81 sites. In 1981 the command's mission expanded to include automation responsibilities for key fleet business areas. In October 1997, NavMASSO joined with SPAWAR and became SPAWARSYSCEN Chesapeake. Presently, SSC Chesapeake serves over 900 customer sites around the globe. Additionally, SSC Chesapeake, under a Congressional Program called Navy Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS), is fully engaged in innovative efforts to upgrade fleet business applications which fully integrate with both tactical systems and commercially available off-the-shelf systems.

SPAWAR Systems Center Chesapeake (SSC Chesapeake)'s mission is to design, develop, deliver, and support integrated information systems for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. SPAWAR Systems Center Chesapeake, has four locations. The headquarters is located in Chesapeake, Virginia (USA) with detachments in San Diego, California (USA), Sigonella, Italy, and Yokosuka, Japan.

SPAWARSYSCEN Chesapeake provides affordable business solutions to the fleet through such product offerings as: Shipboard Non-tactical ADP Program (SNAP); Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS); Business Productivity Systems, and Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS). These key systems, complemented by several additional products automate supply, inventory, finance, ship/submarine/aviation maintenance, configuration management, manpower, medical and dental, food service, and resale operations. Every ship in the fleet, and many support installations around the world, operate with one or more of these automated tools. SPAWARSYSCEN Chesapeake's dynamic customer base includes the men and women aboard more than 350 ships and submarines and an additional 450 fleet support organizations around the world.

SPAWARSYSCEN Chesapeake is an echelon three shore command reporting to Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR). The Commanding Officer also reports for additional duty to the Commanders in Chief U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Fleets as standard automated information systems advisor. SPAWARSYSCEN Chesapeake is located in Chesapeake, Virginia, where it provides software design, development, testing, training, delivery and support operations. Additionally, branch offices are located in San Diego, Sigonella, and Yokosuka. Collectively these offices provide the Sailor, Airman and Marine with comprehensive, life cycle support of all products and services across the globe and around the clock.

Navy Management Systems Support Office (NavMASSO) was established in 1978 to support three existing fleet systems operating at 81 sites. In 1981 the command's mission expanded to include automation responsibilities for key fleet business areas. In October 1997, NavMASSO joined with SPAWAR and became SPAWARSYSCEN Chesapeake. Presently, SSC Chesapeake proudly serves over 900 customer sites around the globe. Additionally, SSC Chesapeake, under a Congressional Program called Navy Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS), is fully engaged in innovative efforts to upgrade fleet business applications which fully integrate with both tactical systems and commercially available off-the-shelf systems.

In 1994 the US Coast Guard changed the name of Communication Station. [CommSta] Portsmouth, NMN, to CAMSLANT Chesapeake. The term "CommSta" refers to The Coast Guard has long designated "Master CommSta's" on each coast. They are the "senior" stations on the block for each coast. On the west coast, CAMSPAC (Communications Area Master Station Pacific) San Francisco, NMC, had long used its status title as the Master Station. Portsmouth held the title of CAMSLANT (Communications Area Master Station Atlantic) but had continued the use of the title CommSta Portsmouth. After 94 years of Morse operation, the US Coast Guard has signed off. The occasion was marked in fine style at the USCG Communication Area Master Station Atlantic (CAMSLANT), NMN, in Chesapeake, Virginia, on March 31, 1995.

Within Virginia, Chesapeake is ranked as the state's second fastest growing city. The deepwater ports of Chesapeake's Elizabeth River and the overall Port of Hampton Roads allow for easy shipment of goods. Chesapeake also has more miles of deepwater canals that any other city in the country. Its attractive residential housing provides affordable living for its citizens, many of whom are employees of the numerous companies which have come to Chesapeake over the last decade to take advantage of the city's wholesome atmosphere and qualified labor market. From farms and farmettes to the best in planned community dwellings, amenities in residential design in Chesapeake are made for family-centered living. Chesapeake's neighborhoods provide a variety of affordable, comfortable housing from apartments to townhomes to single family residences. But most importantly, Chesapeake is a haven of good life. It's a family-oriented city, with activities and a pace that is perfect for wholesome, community living.



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