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ShipTech coming to Coast

BILOXI — The 13th-annual ShipTech event will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi March 9-10, 2010. ShipTech 2010 is co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR’s) Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech) and the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NRSP) and is facilitated by the Navy Metalworking Center.

Intended for the domestic shipbuilding industry, its supplier base, Navy Program Offices and Navy-sponsored shipbuilding research programs, ShipTech is organized to present research, best practices and what is currently being done to reduce total ownership costs of naval ships while enhancing the competitiveness of the domestic shipbuilding industry. The program features shipbuilding technology and the developments of ManTech, NSRP and related shipbuilding initiatives.

RADM Nevin P. Carr, Chief of Naval Research, will serve as a keynote speaker. VADM David Architzel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, has also been invited to present a keynote address.

General session presentations will be provided by representatives from Program Executive Offices, other affiliated organizations and Navy ManTech Centers of Excellence representatives, who will highlight recent ManTech implementation successes. Technical presentations will focus on advanced materials, business processes, combat systems, electrical technologies, innovative technologies, power & propulsion, product design, production processes, surface preparation/coatings, systems technologies and welding.

Due to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions, ShipTech participation is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a Joint Certification Program number. For more information on ShipTech 2010, go to www.nmc.ctc.com or contact Tricia Wright at (814) 269-2567 or wright@ctc.com.

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