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Naval Undersea Warfare Center scientist wins ONR award.

Dr. Gerard Exley, head of the Undersea Warfare Electromagnetic Systems Department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Newport, R.I., was recently named the recipient of the 2008 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Dr. Arthur E. Bisson Prize for Naval Technology Achievement.

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"The Bisson Prize is presented to an individual to recognize notable successes in technology achievement, based on a significant direct transitional impact from science and technology to naval operations," said Capt. Michael Byman, commander, NUWC Division Newport.

"Throughout his 26-year career with NUWC Division Newport, Dr. Exley has been recognized as a sound leader and outstanding technical professional in his field," said Byman.

"It's quite an honor to be associated with someone as accomplished and revered as Dr. Bisson," said Exley. "I was very honored and surprised by the announcement."

Exley has also served as the Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Technical Warrant Holder for Submarine Communications - Unique Systems and Nodes for On-Board systems for the past four years. As a technical authority, NAVSEA is accountable for the technical engineering elements of ship maintenance, modernization, construction, design and safety.

"Dr. Exley has further solidified his status as the Navy's leading expert in submarine communications and modernization," said Byman.

Exley has been the driving force behind the modernization of submarine communications providing connectivity for e-mail, Web browsing, tactical operations and other essential battle force communications.

"We have the best submarine communications team in the world doing the work necessary to keep submarine communications responsive to a wide variety of challenges," said Exley. "This honor truly reflects a tremendous team effort in this field of engineering."

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Date:Apr 1, 2009
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