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NAVFAC EXWC Hosts First West Coast Naval Innovation Science & Engineering Summit at NBVC

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Story by Sarah MacMillan on 03/22/2019
In partnership with Naval Surface Warfare Center (NAVSEA), Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) was pleased to host the 2019 Naval Innovative Science & Engineering Technical Exchange Meeting (NISE TEM) at Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme (NBVC).

Sponsored by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN RDT&E)on Mar. 19 and Mar. 20, over 500 scientists, engineers and technicians from across the United States trekked to Ventura County for a two-day, information exchange.
Event attendees included government-only senior NR&DE leaders, leadership and technical representatives from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), systems commands, program executive offices, Naval Operations (OPNAV) and the Marine Headquarters (HQMC) resource sponsors, naval warfighting development centers and the Marine Corps warfighting laboratory.

The event featured an inclusive and collaborative meeting for like-minded researchers and developers to openly discuss topics ranging from lethality, artificial intelligence, U.S. Navy in space, autonomy, strategic context and cybersecurity. Additionally, several technologically innovative projects currently in development were showcased at NISE TEM in attempt to illustrate the direct alignment of the work the event attendees deliver that directly impacts the naval systems.

Keynote speakers included Mr. Paul Mann, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC PHD) Technical Director, Mr. Kail Macias, NAVFAC EXWC's Technical Director and Mr. William Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of DASN RDT&E.

In NISE TEM's early years, the event functioned as a consultation between the secretaries of the U.S. Military to provide a mechanism for funding research and development within the laboratories of the Department of Defense. Over the years, NISE TEM's goal has remained vigilant by growing the internal technical capabilities of the naval workforce thought research, technical training and innovation. NISE's driving backbone specifically promulgates creativity and drives to stimulate exploration of cutting edge technology from high-risk concept to creation.

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About Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Command (NAVFAC EXWC):
NAVFAC EXWC is a command of more than 1,300 dedicated federal employees, contractors, and military personnel who provide specialized facilities engineering, technology solutions, and life-cycle management of expeditionary equipment to the Navy, Marine Corps, federal agencies, and other Department of Defense supported commands.


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