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NAVSEA Discusses Sustaining & Building the Fleet at SNA Symposium

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Story Number: NNS100115-07
Release Date: 1/15/2010 2:26:00 PM

From Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) leadership participated in a panel discussion at Surface Navy Association's (SNA) 22nd National Symposium Jan. 12-14. In addition to the panel, senior leadership addressed questions from attendees at the command's exhibit booth.

NAVSEA Vice Commander Rear Adm. David Lewis moderated a Navy panel discussion entitled "Sustaining Today's Force Structure and Building the Future Force."

Panel members included Rear Adm. Terry Benedict, program executive office for Integrated Warfare Systems; Rear Adm. Philip Cullom, director, Fleet Readiness Division of the Navy Staff; Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles, chief engineer and deputy commander for Naval Systems Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command; Rear Adm. William E "Bill" Landay, program executive officer, Ships; and Rear Adm. Kevin Quinn, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

"We have translated urgency and activity into results across the board, from the fleet to OPNAV to NAVSEA's technical community to mission systems and shipbuilding programs," said Lewis. "All are aligned and moving in the right direction to realize those results."

Benedict provided an update on NAVSEA's implementation of open architecture principles and the significance of Advance Capabilities Build 12 and 14 for the surface fleet.

Landay discussed the status of Navy shipbuilding and cost savings initiatives within each ship program.

Presenters following Lewis echoed his message while providing updates on naval requirements, fleet readiness, shipbuilding, fleet maintenance, open architecture, and energy-saving efforts.

In addition to the panel discussion, representatives from NAVSEA's field activities and program offices were on-hand throughout the event to showcase various initiatives, practices, products and services at the NAVSEA exhibit booth.

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