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6/13/2019

The Navy continues to prioritize interoperability with other services even as that mission must accommodate a lengthy timetable for new ships, says Rear Adm. Steven Parode, director, Warfare Integration Directorate. "In the long run, it's about creating a force that can operate at all levels of connectivity and all levels of dependency with regard to both national and joint capability and capacity," he says.

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6/13/2019

In a first for the Navy, a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named after a Coast Guard member. Quentin Walsh earned the Navy Cross for his World War II service and was lauded by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer for his leadership during efforts to secure the French port of Cherbourg.

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6/13/2019

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in International Naval Design Standards and/or Dive into Data, June 18 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in conjunction with Technology, Systems and Ships. A separate registration fee applies. For more information visit http://www.navalengineers.org/Symposia/Technology-Systems-and-Ships-2019.

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6/13/2019

Technology, Systems and Ships, taking place June 18-20 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C., is shaping up to be an unforgettable event. Keynote addresses will be given by: RADM William Galinis, RADM Lorin Selby, Dr. Eric Labs, Mr. Ronald O'Rourke, Admiral John Richardson and VADM Thomas Moore. This prestigious group of leaders, from the naval engineering community, are the best of the best. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear them speak! Visit the TSS webpage for the full agenda and more program details. You can still register to attend.

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6/13/2019

Giant boulders may play a larger role in the formation of major canyons than the channels themselves, according to a new study by graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder. The study used computer modeling to draw a distinction between rivers that flow through soft geological areas -- such as the South Platte River -- and those in rock formations, where the channels tend to be narrower and deeper.

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6/13/2019

Infrastructure protecting Waikiki, Hawaii's most visited beach, will be repaired with $13 million allocated by the state Legislature. The funds will go toward repair of the crumbling Royal Hawaiian seawall and related structures.

6/13/2019

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program has a new name and has received a $600,000 grant for its mission to protect Charlotte Harbor shorelines and six other Southwest Florida estuaries. The renamed Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership is looking to develop a living shoreline on the north side of the seawall at the Four Points by the Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside hotel.

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6/13/2019

The river walls that protect Johnstown, Pa., from flooding have deteriorated to the degree that the Army Corps of Engineers has declared them unacceptable. Responsibility for repairs has been handed off from one authority to another, but lack of funding remains the common sticking point.

6/13/2019

New York senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have joined forces to garner the Army Corps of Engineers' approval of a cost-sharing agreement to study measures needed to protect seawall and shoreline structures at Old Fort Niagara from Lake Ontario erosion. "The severe flooding of Lake Ontario, for the second time in three years, is a situation that demands a swift and comprehensive response from all levels of government," said Schumer.

6/13/2019

Marin County, Calif., wetland restoration and defenses against rising seas are the object of a $985,300 grant from the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. The money, requested by the Marin Audubon society, will be used to design and evaluate work planned for the 20-acre Tiscornia Marsh.