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CHIPS Articles: SSC Pacific engineer recognized with Team Achievement Award at Pentagon

SSC Pacific engineer recognized with Team Achievement Award at Pentagon
By Patric Petrie, SSC Public Affairs - February 18, 2016
SAN DIEGO — The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) is proud to announce that engineer Steve Koepenick was honored Feb. 2 at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes with a Team Achievement Award for his support of The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) maritime autonomous systems trials.

TTCP is a forum for defense science and technology collaboration among Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. TTCP fosters cooperation with science and technology areas needed to enhance national defense and reduce costs.

Before an audience of his peers, Koepenick was recognized for his leadership and the significant contributions he has made toward improving the performance and survivability of maritime unmanned systems through the development, testing and evaluation of maritime autonomous systems.

The trials leveraged hardware and software assets from participating nations in order to demonstrate “state of the art” capability for maritime mine warfare and advance maritime autonomous system interoperability, greatly improving the confidence in the adoption of autonomous systems among TTCP nations.

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific provides the U.S. Navy and military with essential capabilities in the areas of command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR). SSC Pacific provides the full spectrum of C4ISR capabilities from basic research and prototype development, to extensive test and evaluation services, through systems engineering and integration, to installation and life-cycle support of fielded systems. SSC Pacific is a recognized leader in the cyber domain and for autonomous unmanned systems, and is providing the technological and engineering support critical to ensuring the Navy’s information warfare superiority.

Dale Ormond, left, presents the Team Achievement award to SSC Pacific engineer Steve Koepenick Feb. 2 at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in recognition of support rendered during The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) maritime autonomous systems trials. Photo courtesy SSC Pacific.
Dale Ormond, left, presents the Team Achievement award to SSC Pacific engineer Steve Koepenick Feb. 2 at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in recognition of support rendered during The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) maritime autonomous systems trials. Photo courtesy SSC Pacific.
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