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Collaboration & Networking

Collaboration & Networking

UTIC offers opportunities for organizations to come together and meet colleagues in various sectors of the underwater and maritime arena. Learn about resources, expertise, products and services that are vital to enhancing national leadership in undersea and maritime technology and related applications.

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Workforce & Economic Development

Workforce & Economic Development

UTIC's programs create awareness and prepare our members to take advantage of economic development opportunities in undersea and maritime technology. Together we can grow, apply and retain the rich talent in our industrial base, as well as create high-paying jobs and grow this specialized domain.

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Consortium Member-Only Events

Consortium Member-Only Events

As UTIC formalizes our undersea and maritime consortium, we will sponsor a number of member-only events that serve the needs of our consortium membership who are involved in the undersea and maritime technology sector.

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COLLABORATION & NETWORKING

Undersea Tech Talks


Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium, in partnership with the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), has launched a series of technology talks to expose, explore and share undersea and maritime technologies, applications and opportunities. We are focused on bringing information and insight to the undersea and maritime technology community that support and strengthen our institutional base, and generate growth and vitality across the national community. 

THE Tech Talk events scheduled to date INCLUDE:

An Overview of Undersea Technologies by George McNamara - Tues, July 25, 2017

RADM Nevin Carr on The Rate of Change is Changing: Emerging Technologies Beyond Government Control - Thurs, June 22, 2017

Dr, Sandra Whitehouse on Ocean Planning and Blue Technology - Fri, June 9, 2017

Improving Customer Conversations Part 2: Storytelling - Thurs, May 25, 2017

Improving Customer Conversations Part 1: Engagement Skills - Thurs, May 11, 2017

Insights from the NUWC Chief Technology Officer - Tues, May 2, 2017

Panel Discussion on DFARS and NIST Security Requirements and Compliance - Tues, Apr 11, 2017

RI Incentives to Grow Business, Advance Technology and Support Workforce Development - Thurs, Mar 30, 2017

LDUUV Acquisition Strategy - Tues, Feb 7, 2017

Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX 2017) Overview - Tues, Jan 17, 2017




Our Undersea Community Has Spoken, and We Have Listened...

Many in the undersea and maritime technology community have expressed interest in learning more about the programs available to their business, finding out about growth opportunities as they are emerging, and exploring topics of interest that will help them more easily navigate and engage in the various undersea and maritime technology markets. Through focus groups, one-on-one discussions and surveys we have received your feedback, and are actively planning events that will help you grow your businesses, enter new markets, and strengthen your competitiveness in the undersea and maritime arena.  

Tech Talks is an informative program offering lectures, panel discussions, training, and presentations on a wide variety of topics, all of interest to members of the undersea and maritime community engaged in both commercial and defense applications. As a consortium of private and public industry members, we can attract experts and leaders willing to engage with our participating undersea and maritime technology companies, across the wide range of applications in this diverse domain.  Join us to receive first hand insight and information on topics of interest to you and your business.  Together, we will strengthen the undersea and maritime technology market and unify our community as recognized national leaders in undersea and maritime technology.  

WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

TECH TALKS: AN OVERVIEW OF UNDERSEA TECHNOLOGIES

On Tuesday, 25 July 2017, George McNamara, NUWC Division Newport Chief Development Officer, will discuss science, technology, and engineering topics that are relevant to work in the undersea domain. He will provide a broad overview of applications for defense, commercial, and academic sectors. George McNamara's career includes thirty-five years in numerous technical and managerial positions at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center spanning the entire development cycle, from basic research through acquisition and support. Currently he is supporting the Chief Technology Office and the Executive Director as the Chief Development Officer fostering discovery, promoting innovation, and initiating development of new programs. In this role, he expands the Center's visibility into emerging and future technologies by continuously establishing collaborations with world class providers of technical solutions in academia, industry, and other foreign and domestic laboratories. He served as the Executive Secretary of the Submarine Superiority Technology Assessment Group for the Chief of Naval Operations. As Science & Technology Department Head, he oversaw NUWC's $30M portfolio in basic and applied research. Past roles have included Systems Engineer for the development of the ADCAP Torpedo, Full Scale Development Program Manager for the AN/BSY-2 Combat System, Program Manager for the Low-Cost Wide Aperture Array Program, as well as Program Manager for the Virginia Advanced Sail. His educational degrees include Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, and National Security Management from the U.S. Naval War College. When: Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast: 0730; Program Start: 0800. Where: Mainstay Restaurant. Register at www.senedia.org.

TECH TALKS: The Rate of Change is Changing Emerging Technololgies Beyond Government Control

On Thursday, 22 June, Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, former Chief of Navy Research and current Vice President for Leidos will give a Tech Talk on "The Rate of Change is Changing: Emerging Technologies Beyond Government Control." Rear Admiral Nevin Carr retired from the U.S. Navy in 2012, following a 34 year career which included command of destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and cruiser USS Cape St George (CG 71). His shore duty assignments focused in Washington on programming and requirements for the Navy's ship combat systems, weapons, and sea based ballistic missile defense systems. As Deputy Director of Surface Warfare for Combat Systems, He was responsible for requirements governing all Surface Navy combat systems, weapons, sensors and data links, and worked closely with counterparts in Australia, Canada and the UK to achieve system commonality and requirements harmonization. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for International Programs, he helped build international partnerships through training, cooperative development, and Foreign Military Sales. In his capstone assignment as Chief of Naval Research, he led 4,000 talented scientists and engineers executing the Navy's $2B Science & Technology effort, and drove a government patent portfolio ranked #1 in the world by IEEE. As Chief of Naval Research, he worked closely with industry, academia, major research institutions, and international partners to develop emerging and disruptive technologies including Directed Energy, Autonomous Systems, Human Augmentation, Electromagnetic Spectrum Dominance, and the Electromagnetic Rail Gun. He doubled the Navy's previous support of STEM outreach activity to $150M, and worked actively with schools and organizations to promote STEM activities and inspire young students. Following retirement from active duty, Rear Admiral Carr served on several boards as advisor or director, was a Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Co, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford. He joined Leidos as Vice President and Navy Strategic Account Executive in May 2015. When: Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast:0730; Program Start: 0800. Where: Mainstay Restaurant. Register at www.senedia.org.

TECH TALKS: Smart Ocean Planning for a Sustainable Future with Dr. Sandra Whitehouse

Dr. Sandra Whitehouse will join SENEDIA and the Undersea Technology Innovation Center (UTIC) to discuss observations and share her perspectives on the important topic of Smart Ocean Planning for a Sustainable Future. Cities, states and countries around the world are turning to the ocean for more food and energy. Yet, the development of the “blue economy” must be done sustainably and be respectful of existing ocean stakeholders and our ecological resources. An increasingly popular approach is for all participants in the ocean and maritime community to collaborate and coordinate efforts to ensure the type of development and exploitation of our resources are done in a way that promotes healthy economic development, but as importantly, protects our natural resources and ensures a thriving ocean ecosystem, both now and in the future. Rhode Island has many companies, universities and institutions that comprise our ocean cluster. As part of our approach to ocean sustainability in Rhode Island and New England, organizations should actively engage in our smart ocean plans for state and regional waters. Rhode Island is poised to seize the opportunities presented by the expanding blue economy, by working together and looking at the total impact of business and decisions on our vital blue ecosystem. Dr. Sandra Whitehouse is a long time environmental advocate and consultant who has served for over twenty years as an ocean policy advisor to multiple organizations and institutions, using her marine science expertise to advise clients on a variety of issues including how to advance ocean health and sustainably develop coastal and offshore projects. Date: June 9, 2017. Time: 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast; 8:30am Event Start. Location: Brix Restaurant at Newport Vineyards. Register at www.senedia.org.

TECH TALKS: Improving Customer Conversations Part 2: Storytelling - Thurs, May 25, 2017

The second in a two-part interactive workshop series, this session will focus on helping engineering and technology managers improve their ability to communicate high value technical and business concepts to customers and partners in a high impact manner. Topics include, (a) Just The Facts: Understanding Your Presentation Goals and Approach; (b) Storytelling As a Communication Tool; and (c) Adapting The Story To The Format.

TECH TALKS: Improving Customer Conversations Part 1: Engagement Skills - Thurs, May 11, 2017

The first in a two-part interactive workshop series, this session will focus on helping engineering and technology managers improve their ability to interact with key customers and partners, resulting in stronger business relationships. Topics include, (a) Preparing For High-Value Conversations: Tips, Tricks and Techniques; (b) Driving The Dialogue: Getting The Most Out Of The Conversation; (c) Seizing The Opportunity: Taking Advantage of Different Interactions. Registration / Networking: 7:30 AM EDT Continental Breakfast / Event: 8:00 - 10:00 AM EDT Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI The cost is $20 for SENEDIA members; $40 for non-SENEDIA members.

TECH TALKS: Insights from the NUWC Chief Technology Officer - Tues, May 2, 2017

This event is a unique opportunity to hear insights from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Dr. Vic Ricci. The CTO is the senior advisor for Science and Technology (S&T) for Commander NUWC and the NUWC Technical Director and has responsibility for S&T activities at Division Newport and Division Keyport. Dr. Ricci guides the Center in all S&T matters and is responsible for shaping and implementing Division Newport's overall strategy on technology matters. He communicates Division Newport's technical vision with a wide range of stakeholders, including military, government, industry, and academia. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Ricci was Director of S&T for the Sensors and Sonar Systems Department at NUWC Division Newport. Dr. Ricci has also served as the Technical Manager for the SPARTAN Scout Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD). He has served as Assistant NUWC Tomahawk Program Manager and as Project Manager for the NUWC Tomahawk Test and Evaluation Project. Dr. Ricci holds BS in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University and an MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from the University of Rhode Island. Registration / Networking: 7:30 AM EDT Continental Breakfast / Event: 8:00 - 10:00 AM EDT Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, RI The cost is $20 for SENEDIA members; $40 for non-SENEDIA members.

TECH TALKS: Panel Discussion on DFARS and NIST Security Requirements and Compliance - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On 21 Oct. 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense published the Final Rule for DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, which was effective immediately. Contractors must fully meet the security requirements outlined in the DFARS clause, to include the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800-171, for "covered contractor information systems" as soon as practical but no later than 31 Dec. 2017. It represents the government’s efforts to prevent improper access of important unclassified information in the supply base. Join us for a panel discussion on the DFARS and NIST technical and contractual requirements and how local defense contractors are addressing compliance. Panel participants include: Stephen Ucci, Counsel, Adler Pollack and Sheehan P.C., and member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives; Joanne Spero and Christopher Michaud with McLaughlin Research Corporation; and Mike Carmack with Rite-Solutions. A NIST Information Technology Policy Advisor will be available during the Q&A portion via phone. Thursday, 30 March 2017 at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center in Newport RI. Registration is 0730; continental Breakfast/Event is 0800. Cost: $20 SENEDIA Members; $40 non-SENEDIA members.

Rhode Island Incentives to Grow Business, Advance Technology, and Support Workforce Development

Don’t miss this opportunity to get insights into the substantial incentives provided by the state of RI in support of growing your business, advancing your technology and supporting your workforce development needs! Rhode Island has amassed an unprecedented and powerful suite of programs aimed at growing businesses and creating jobs. These incentives, benefitting businesses of every size, are some of the most significant and comprehensive in the Northeast. On 30 March 2017, the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will present the menu of incentives, credits and grants RI businesses can take advantage of to grow their business, advance their technology and support their workforce development needs. When: Thursday, 30 March 2017 Where: Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center – Newport RI Registration: 0800 Continental Breakfast/Event: 0830 Cost: $20 SENEDIA Members - $40 non-SENEDIA members

Overview - 2017 Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX 2017)

ANTX is an annual event created by NUWC Division Newport to demonstrate future Navy technologies in action today. Naval Warfare Centers, universities, and industry partners are invited to showcase their new unmanned systems and related technologies at the Narragansett Bay Test Facility range and in Panama City. This has been an excellent forum for rapid prototyping, enabling speed-to-fleet development for budding technologies. On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Tom Fulton will provide an overview of past exercises, and talk about the upcoming event, including its theme of "Battlespace Preparation in a Contested Environment," and the schedule of activities leading up to the August 2017 Demonstration Week. The event will take place at the Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center in Newport, RI.

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Essentials of Pursuing Business Development Opportunities

Under a SENEDIA grant from the RI Commerce Corporation, Matt Leary, Principal of Solutions Insights, will conduct an interactive workshop designed to help business development, program management and marketing teams better target and pursue new, long-term government opportunities, with a focus on the undersea technology programs cited in the President’s FY 2017 Defense Budget. Participants will also review the essentials early stage pursuits, including developing pursuit strategies, messaging and engagement planning, and deploying the right moves for early pursuit success in advance of program contracting and procurement.

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Positioning for Undersea Technology Business Opportunities with Defense

Under a grant from the RI Commerce Corporation, the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) has analyzed the FY17 President’s defense budget submission to Congress, and has identified and characterized opportunities involving undersea technology needs for the upcoming five years. This will allow companies to better understand and navigate the FY17 President’s Defense Budget in Undersea Technology and position themselves for potential economic development opportunities.

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Jumpstarting Professional Careers in Undersea Technology

Through Real Jobs RI and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, and SENEDIA, the UTIC is offering exciting opportunities for Rhode Island companies and state college and university students to come together through an undersea technology internship program to provide experiential learning and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering and computer science. Five internships will be available for the each of the 2016/2017 Fall and Spring semesters.

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Insight into Defense Undersea Technologies and Programs

Through Real Jobs RI and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, and SENEDIA, the UTIC will offer an undersea technology overview training that will provide the required background and knowledge for open undersea technology positions. The training will include an overview of submarine systems including their missions, operating environments, threats, and design attributes of subsystems such as sonar, combat control, communication, Electronic Surveillance Measures (ESM), electro-optical imaging, payloads, and launcher system. The training will also introduce the ideas of technical refresh and technology insertion, aligned with current technology growth rates and availability in the world market.

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