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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Rob Goley (Photo: SBI)

Goley Signs on as Director at SBI

comes to SBI as a recently retired 20‐year veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG). During his tenure with USCG, Goley was an accomplished operator and respected leader with multiple command tours.   Goley has received national recognition for his strong partnerships across all Department of Homeland Security components, as well as state and local agencies. He also serves as the national secretary for the Maritime Professional Responders and Officers, the only national organization dedicated to the maritime public safety professional. Goley brings a strong understanding of federal program

Ron Davis (Photo: HII)

HII Hires Davis to Lead Cyber Security Program

federal government, he served as director of IT security at the Department of Treasury and IT security manager at the Department of Commerce. Also in a contracting capacity, Davis served as senior lead information systems security engineer at the Defense Logistics Agency headquarters and the Department of Homeland Security. He has an extensive background in cyber security policy and procedure development, security architecture, security risk management, cyber threat management, and incident response. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Strayer University and is a certified information systems security

Larry Hungerford is now President & CEO at Terma North America (Photo courtesy of TNA)

Terma NA Names Hungerford President & CEO

in Fort Worth, Texas, provides direct interface with Lockheed Martin and related business leaders in support of the F-35 and F-16 programs. An office in Portsmouth, Virginia, focuses on radar systems and services for U.S.-based customers, including U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the FAA and Department of Homeland Security. The Denmark-based Terma Group (Terma A/S) develops systems and services for defense agencies, civilian authorities, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft, space technology, and advanced composite aerostructur

Mike Brown (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Global Diving & Salvage Hires VP in Houston

has long been an advocate for the safety and education of commercial divers. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the ADCI for 20 years in various positions, including four terms as president of the association. Brown is currently serving his second three year term on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) as the representative for Offshore Commercial Diving services on the U.S. Outer  Continental Shelf.   “Mike brings us unparalleled experience and expertise in offshore operations for the oil/gas market, along

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) Photo Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Hires Adm. Papp as President Washington Ops

, as President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Washington Operations. Admiral Papp served as an Officer in the Coast Guard for nearly 40 years, completing his career as the 24th Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard from 2010 to 2014. The Coast Guard is the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was a career cutterman, serving in six cutters, commanding four of them, including the Coast Guard’s square rigged sailing ship, USCG Barque EAGLE. As a flag officer, Admiral Papp served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area; as the Chief of Staff of the Coast Guard

Kathryn Whittaker is the new captain of Sea Cloud II (Photo: Sea Cloud Cruises)

Whittaker Becomes First Canadian Female Cruise Ship Captain

female to captain a vessel in Sea Cloud fleet. Prior to being promoted to captain last month, Whittaker held the position of chief officer on the Sea Cloud II for six years. In that role she was responsible for the ship’s maintenance and overall security. As captain, she will now head every department, and commands the mostly male nautical and technical officers. “Growing up as the only girl with four older brothers prepared me well to work in this field. I had to prove myself on this ship and have over the years gained the respect of the crew,” Whittaker said.    

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups.  Committee members serve 2-year terms, with no more than two consecutive term re¬appointments, and approximately one-third of members' terms of office expire every 2 years.    The Department strives to select individuals with in-depth knowledge of their respective industries or government sectors.  Members are nominated through a full and open process published in the Federal Register.   The new members are:   1. Gary Adams, Vice President Global Logistics, Walmart

Photo: Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards USMMA Midshipman Pisarski

or transportation security career and who achieves the highest grade in the academy’s transportation security class. Pisarski, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, began attending USMMA in 2013 and graduated this year with a degree in maritime logistics and security. During an internship at the U.S. Department of State, she worked on an Interagency Maritime Security Working Group and gained additional, valuable experience during her sea year. Her junior and senior years focused on a security curriculum, including classes in vessel and company security officer studies and maritime security research. Pisarski

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CLIA Appoints Kim Hall Operational & Security Director

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that Hall brings maritime and piracy analytic experience to the association. For the past three and a half years, Hall was Senior Analyst with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), supporting DHS S&T, USCG Headquarters, USCG Atlantic Area, and the National Strike Force Coordination Center. CLIA adds that Hall specializes in maritime security. Prior to HSSAI, she was a research analyst in the Center for Naval Analyses' (CNA) Strategic Initiatives Group focusing on threats and issues pertaining to the global commons.

AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti

American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today heard first hand about America’s booming domestic maritime industry from Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board of Saltchuk, one of the country’s most recognized transportation and distribution companies, who was testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). Tabbutt told Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) that American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing. “Our industry is experiencing an

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

(Photo: Port of Los Angeles)“We’re very excited to elevate David to this new role,” said port executive director, Gene Seroka. “Since joining the port in 2011, he has been a valuable member of our team and a tremendous asset in helping advance the goals and vision of the department, something that will be even further amplified in his position as head of stakeholder engagement.”Libatique previously served as senior director of government affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, where he lead advocacy efforts at the local, regional, state and federal levels. He worked actively

Photo courtesy of AMP

Texas Ranks Third for U.S. Maritime Jobs, Houston No. 2

Texas ranks third among all states for domestic maritime jobs with Houston ranked second among all U.S. cities for its contribution to the U.S. maritime industry, according to a new study PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute and released by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry.   The domestic maritime industry, comprised of the vessels which move cargoes between American ports, pumps $8 billion annually into the Texas economy, and provides 39,190 Texas maritime jobs, with $2.3 billion in worker income. A former

François Dupont (Photo: Naval Group)

Naval Group Names Dupont Director, International Trade

With effect on 2 April, François Dupont is appointed Director of the International Trade department at Naval Group. He will oversee all the areas in which Naval Group has prospective customers. He reports to Alain Guillou, Executive Vice President, Development.   International development represents a major challenge for Naval Group, whose international sales should represent 50% of its revenues by 2020, compared to a third currently. François Dupont joined Naval Group at the age of 54 as Director of the International Trade department after having dedicated 28 years of his

Hunter Maritime Acquisition Launches IPO

USA, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus. A written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, when available, may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time

Michael Lempke (Photo: HII)

Lempke to Lead Newport News’ Energy Programs

acquisition and operations for both government and industry. Most recently, he served as vice president of integrated strategic decision support for Systems, Planning and Analysis, Inc., in Alexandria. He has also held senior management positions with the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Energy, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the Department of the Navy. Lempke earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in acquisition management from The George Washington University

Walter J. Brudzinski (Photo: Chuck Fazio)

Insights: USCG Can Suspend and Revoke Merchant Mariner Credentials

, including the Coast Guard, from controlling ALJ’s salaries, conducting performance evaluations on them, or providing monetary/honorary awards to ALJ’s.      Pursuant to Memorandum of Agreement, Coast Guard ALJs also adjudicate cases for agency components of the Department of Homeland Security such as the Transportation Security Administration. As time and availability permit, Coast Guard ALJs also adjudicate cases for other agencies on a reimbursable basis in support of the Office of Personnel Management’s ALJ Loan Program. For example, Coast Guard Judges assisted the

Rob Yoder (Photo: GOST)

GOST Names Yoder Head of R&D

Technologies) has promoted Rob Yoder to Director of Research & Development.   Yoder has served the company for over four years in the capacity of technical sales representative and lead technical support agent.    In his new position, Yoder will manage the technical support department; develop technical documentation, such as installation and user manuals; design, test and implement new technologies; and support GOST’s global marine electronics dealer and distributor network to ensure its products are installed properly and working to specification.   He takes on

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