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VIDEO| Yokosuka Modern Heritage Museum takes visitors back to historic beginnings of Western shipyard

Yokosuka Naval Base is known as home to USS Ronald Reagan and other U.S. 7th Fleet vessels. But, you may not know its origins are actually French. Before it was a U.S. naval base it was Yokosuka Iron Works, Japan’s first Western-style shipyard with dry docks. Founded in 1871 by François Verny, Jules Thibaudier and other French engineers, Iron Works would launch Japan into the world trade. Later, it would become an Imperial naval shipyard, then, in 1946, it would become U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base.
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Parsons Snags Spot on $249M Naval Facilities Modernization Contract

Parsons Corp. and Colas UK Projects, operating as Parsons-Colas UKP JV, has won a 5-year, $249 million contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Far East. The multiple-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will support projects at various locations on the U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory. Work includes new and ongoing renovation and modernization efforts that advance the Navy’s mission to logistically connect forward deployed operational forces in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf areas under national policy objectives.

Long Range Precision Fires are number one modernization priority for Army

At the annual conference of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Government Matters’ Mimi Geerges spoke with Brig. Gen. John Rafferty, director of the Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team. That team, part of the Army Futures Command, is a high priority for the Army’s modernization efforts.

Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: National Institute of Standards and Technology Building 245 Modernization Task Orders 1 and 2

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Building 245 Modernization Task Orders 1 and 2. OWNER: National Institute of Standards and Technology. ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Mona Electric Group Inc. SUBCONTRACTORS: Kirlin Design Build (Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection); Harnden Construction (Earthwork and Utilities); Superior Steel; Hensel Phelps (Concrete); Component Assembly Systems...

Electrical Work for Elevator Modernization

Specifications are available in the Administrative Office, Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on or after October 15, 2021. This documents will be available on the City of Warwick’s website Sealed bids will be received in the Administrative Office,...
Amarillo Globe-Times

Clarendon College receives $50,000 grant for reporting modernization efforts

Clarendon College announced Tuesday it has received a reporting modernization grant of $50,000. According to a news release, as part of the Texas Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded Clarendon College the amount of $50,000 to support reporting modernization efforts. This grant will allow the college to modernize the many reports mandated by the state.

Parsons Secures Position On $249M Ceiling Naval Facilities Modernization Contract

Parsons Corp (NYSE: PSN) and Colas UK Projects, operating as Parsons-Colas UKP JV, have secured a five-year, $249 million multiple-award IDIQ contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Far East. The new award will support projects to improve resilience at various locations on the U.S. Navy Support Facility...
Breaking Defense

McConville: Soldiers To See Prototypes Of 24 ‘Signature’ Modernization Systems By FY23

AUSA: The US Army will have 24 of its “31-plus-four signature systems” in the hands of soldiers by fiscal 2023, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville. The number shows significant progress for the Army as it modernizes its force and seeks to deliver technology into the hands of soldiers faster, as opposed to the years-long development cycle that plagues many acquisition programs.

Continuous Modernization — Boundless Business Value

Recent global events have accelerated the need for digital transformation. Enterprises must embrace a strategy of 'endless modernization' that enables future innovation, while realizing current value, to keep the enterprise relevant and competitive. To do so will:. • Drive engagement. • Accelerate delivery. Download this eBook to understand how 'infinite...
Network World

Networking Modernization Enables Digital Transformation

Network modernization is the North Star for the attainment of digital transformation – creating opportunities and unlocking challenges for an organization. A partner with deep networking knowledge and expertise enables organizations to keep pace with advances in network technology. Instead of reacting to new developments, companies can proactively allocate resources to their advantage, embrace advanced Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and collaborate with clients on their terms without worrying about bandwidth availability, network security or workforce distribution. Dynamic technology is pervasive, but managing that complexity does not have to be overwhelming.

Here’s what the short-term budget deal will mean for Army modernization programs

WASHINGTON — The short-term budget deal approved by Congress, known as a continuing resolution, is freezing billions of dollars in planned acquisition programs across the Defense Department and will delay Army modernization efforts. Nine new-start research and development programs scheduled in fiscal 2022 will experience delays under the CR. An...

Ten projects driving modern Army combat

The Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command and its subordinate organizations, such as the Army Research Laboratory, work the science and technology behind everything that makes a modern force. The command leads centers that focus on everything from chemical and biological threats, data and analysis, ground vehicle systems, aviation and armaments.

Report to Congress on Chinese Naval Modernization

The following is the Oct. 7, 2021, Congressional Research Service Report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress. From the report. In an era of renewed great power competition, China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has become the top focus of U.S....