Navy Assistant Deputy Secretary for Research, Development, Testing and Engineering visits the Dahlgren Division of the NSWC
On July 22, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Marine Research, Development, Testing and Engineering (RDT & E) under the leadership of the Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition of the Marine, Joan Johnson, spent his morning at Dahlgren’s division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCDD). Johnson oversees all RTD and E budget activities, science and engineering, advanced research and development, prototyping and experimentation, and testing and evaluation, according to the National Defense Industrial Association.
His first stop was a presentation and an award ceremony at the Human Performance Lab (HPL) for the Human Systems Integration (HSI) division of the Integrated Combat Systems department.
“The HPL houses a space for design and analysis,” said Anita Kirkland, Head of the HSI Division. “[The space is a] imprint for the division to build physical 3D models of ship combat systems. “
After touring the new facility, Johnson presented the 2021 G. Dennis White Early Career HSI Practitioner Award to Sarah Moore, HSI Division Engineer, for her outstanding leadership in the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, Analysis of human factors of equipment block III. (a projection on the side of the ship).
“It’s really amazing to me when you look at this [award] – this is the HSI award at the beginning of a career and to examine the achievements [being made] in such a short period of their career – it’s really mind-blowing, ”Johnson said during the presentation. “It makes me feel good. I feel safe going to bed at night because we have amazing professionals here. [at Dahlgren]. “
Following the award ceremony, Johnson toured the Optical Dazzling Interdictor, the Gun and Electric Weapon Systems Department’s Navy program lab.