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[left to right] Gus Green, Director of Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service, Dan Payne, Director, Defense Security Service, Donald Dwyer, Assistant Facility Security Officer, Retlif Testing Laboratories, William Hayes, Facility Security Officer and Executive Vice President, Retlif Testing Laboratories,  Cheryl Matthew, Northern Regional Director, Defense Security Service, and Mike Halter, Deputy Director Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service. Ph

DSS Honors Retlif

and maintenance of security programs that far exceed National Industrial Security Program requirements. We are greatly honored to receive the Cogswell Award for a second time in five years.”Retlif Testing Laboratories, with headquarters in Ronkonkoma NY, also has locations in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. Retlif recently celebrated its 40th anniversary

MSS Defender at the surface in a pond in Spring City, inspecting a submerged ship for training (Photo: Nortek)

Collaborators Make ROVs Smaller and More User-friendly

vehicle (ROV) is a complex business, often requiring fluid integration of components and software from several different manufacturers. Getting it all to work together takes a high level of collaboration between professionals, located around the world.The Defender models now being produced by Pennsylvania-based VideoRay, a world leader in inspection-class ROVs, are a prime example.For these vehicles, Norwegian Doppler specialist Nortek deployed its DVL1000 Doppler Velocity Log in collaboration with both VideoRay and Vermont’s Greensea Systems – which supplied the OPENSEA operational

Official U.S. Navy file photo.

Future USS South Dakota Delivered to US Navy

asset in the hands of the fleet."The submarine's sponsor is Deanie Dempsey, wife of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.The submarine will be the third U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned with the name South Dakota. The first South Dakota (ACR 9) was a Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser. The ship served in the Pacific until the American entry into World War I, where it patrolled the South Atlantic operating from Brazil, and escorted troop transports destined for Europe.During World War II, the second South Dakota (BB 57) was commissioned as the lead ship

Lt. Anthony Matus uses an XBox controller to maneuver the photonic mast aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788). Colorado is the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine and is scheduled to be commissioned March 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey M. Richardson

US Navy to Commission Submarine USS Colorado

The first Colorado was a three-masted steam screw frigate that participated in the Union Navy's Gulf Blockading Squadron and fought in the Second Battle of Fort Fisher with then-Lt. George Dewey serving as her executive officer. In the early years of the 20th century, the second Colorado (ACR-7) was a Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser that escorted convoys of men and supplies to England during World War I. The third ship of her name, the lead ship of the Colorado class of battleships (BB-45), supported operations in the Pacific theater throughout World War II, surviving two kamikaze attacks and earning

Matthew Wilson (Photo: QPS)

Wilson Joins QPS Sales Team

QPS has hired Matthew J. Wilson in a marketing and sales position at QPS-US Inc, effective September 1, 2017.   Wilson joins QPS from NOAA Office of Coast Survey, Atlantic Hydrographic Branch, Norfolk, Va. where he is served as a Physical Scientist since 2008.   Wilson received a M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in December 2016, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He has a M.S. in Ocean Mapping from University of New Hampshire, December 2012.

Caryn Nightengale (Photo: Liquid Robotics)

Liquid Robotics Names Nightengale CFO

extensive transaction and strategic advisory experience throughout a broad range of industries.     Nightengale has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is an active member on several boards, including the University of Pennsylvania Basketball Board and the Tuck School at Dartmouth Annual Giving Executive Committee.   “Caryn brings a combination of financial acumen, innovative thinking and strategic market focus that will be

Chesapeake Bay (Photo: NOAA)

Scientists Predict Larger ‘Dead Zone’ for Chesapeake Bay

, oysters and other fisheries.   Spring rainfall plays an important role in determining the size of the hypoxic zone. In 2017, the Susquehanna River delivered 81.4 million pounds of nitrogen into the bay slightly greater than the long term average. Rainfall amounts were greatest in New York and Pennsylvania, leading to higher than average streamflow into the Bay from the Susquehanna.   The Bay outlook is based on models developed by NOAA-sponsored researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Scienceoffsite link and the University of Michiganoffsite link. They rely on

Donald Trump (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Climate Scientists Adjust as Trump Builds Team of Oil Allies

, could work for studies that deal with a short-term time scale, she said.   But Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist who writes for online magazine Slate, has taken efforts to protect scientists and their work a step further.   He spearhead an effort, with the support of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Toronto, to let scientists move their data onto publicly available non-government servers. The project, called "DataRefuge," is intended to eliminate the chances of political interference with the data, he said.   The signals from the Trump transition team

Keenan Named President of Phoenix

;s operating units worldwide.   Before beginning his foray into the private sector, Keenan (CAPT USN retired) served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a diver, salvor and engineer. He is a registered professional engineer and marine surveyor with a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Materials Engineering and Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research relating to waterborne ship repair was published in the Naval Engineers Journal. He holds a U.S. patent for his invention Method and Apparatus for Thermal Insulation of Wet Shielded

Image: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Quest for the Moho

new planetary biosphere beneath the Earth’s crust,” Dick said.   A final reason to analyze mantle rock might is that they may hold clues to the raw materials from which out planet, and life on it, originated.   Epilogue “My undergraduate advisor at the University of Pennsylvania, Reg Shagam, was a student of Harry Hess’,” Dick said. “Hess’ enthusiasm and excitement were uniquely transmitted to every student of his that I have ever met. He imbued them with remarkable passion for the Earth, and in turn they passed this on to their own students, and

Side scan image of concrete encased pipeline, Inset – Hydromax team with their JW Fishers side scan. (Photo: JW Fishers)

Police, Dive Companies Find Many Uses for Side Scan Sonars

other search teams using Fishers side scans are South Survey and Mapping Co. in China, Beadle County Office of Emergency Management in South Dakota, commercial diving company Alldive in Malta, Fall River Police in Massachusetts, Suffolk County Sheriffs Marine Unit in New York, Union Fire Company in Pennsylvania, North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, Cape May Township Fire District 2 and Phoenix Marine in New Jersey, US Navy’s EOD Technology Division, Louisville Fire Dept. in Kentucky, Diver Cargo & Ship Maintenance in UAE, oil services company FEM Associates in Nigeria, and Guangdong Construction

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