DVIDS – News – NSWC Dahlgren Division Employees Receive PEO IWS 2021 Awards


DAHLGREN, Va .– Four people and two teams from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren (NSWCDD) have received Excellence Awards for Integrated Warfare Systems from the Program Executive Office (PEO IWS) for their accomplishments over the past two quarters of the fiscal year.

The third quarter winners were officially congratulated in a presentation on October 21 while the fourth quarter ceremony takes place on November 18.

The PEO IWS recognized Chad Finch – Program Director for the Mark 38 Modification 4 (GWS) Barrel Weapons System – for his leadership and contributions to naval artillery. The award citation indicates that “Finch’s outstanding contributions advance naval artillery in striving to provide an affordable, safe, reliable and efficient small-caliber GWS capable of defeating current and future air and ground targets.” The award also salutes Finch’s implementation of agile processes that meet or exceed tight deadlines.

Engineer Andrew Wyman has been recognized for his impact on several 57mm munitions efforts throughout the year and for effectively leading multidisciplinary test teams while navigating COVID-19 pandemic protocols. Wyman successfully planned and executed over $ 1 million worth of testing in fiscal 2021.

Technician Joseph Seal was recognized for his role in the successful development and integration testing of a submarine warfare combat system. Seal’s experience and insight contributed to the development of a new agile testing strategy. Additionally, Seal helped form a testing program that helps identify system bugs “much earlier in system development compared to previous testing methodologies” and further increase agility. Seal’s quote underscores his collaborative spirit and unwavering dedication to his work.

Paul Wingeart – Program Director for Gun Computer System (GCS) Mark (MK) 160 – received accolades from the PEO IWS for his strategic leadership and expert management of a $ 36 million portfolio deployed in the Navy, the Coast Guard and the Foreign Army. The quote then highlights that Wingeart champions agile development processes aimed at delivering timely capability to the entire fleet. Additionally, Wingeart was celebrated for leading his team through a 48-day build and install process, resolving software issues discovered during Naval Surface Fire Support certification training on a Navy destroyer. .

Onboard Electromagnetic Compatibility Improvement Program Team

According to their award citation, the Onboard Electromagnetic Compatibility Improvement Program (SEMCIP) team received a group award for achieving “a milestone in high intermodulation interference testing. frequency (HF IMI) aboard ships Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Freedom Variant “.

After extensive testing, the team identified several issues that contributed to the very noisy environment that prevented the IMI HF tests from passing. Identifying problem areas and subsequent mitigation efforts for Freedom Variant vessels will positively impact EMC certifications for the class of vessel as a whole.

The winners of the Shipboard Electromagnetic Compatibility Improvement Program team are William Boatright, Christopher Goodman and Robert B. Nichols.

LPD 28 Software Accelerated Installation Team

The LPD 28 Accelerated Software Installation Team received a group award for their ‘Herculean Effort’ in delivering and installing the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) software aboard a ship for weeks earlier than initially expected. When challenged to find a way to effectively complete the installation before the builder’s testing, the team of 11 reassessed the processes in place. The team’s ability to evaluate their processes, find a more agile way of doing business, and deliver quality earned this award.

Led by SSDS Software Support Officer Pauline Owen, the team includes Roberto Martinez, Phuong-Dung Nguyen, Richard Simpson, Victoria Hawley, Daquan Styles, Jamie Kempf, Gary Jason Hicks Eugene Tousignant, James Knarr and Mark Swift.

Date taken: 09/11/2021
Date posted: 11.10.2021 14:37
Story ID: 409049
Site: DAHLGREN, Virginia, United States

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