Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work’s visit to Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work visited Bath, Maine; Boston; and Newport, Rhode Island May 11-12.

Work visited the U.S. Naval War College and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport in Newport, Rhode Island May 11.

At the Naval War College, he visited the Halsey Alpha Research Group and China Maritime Studies Institute, and also met with students. Discussions focused on the Defense Innovation Initiative, a department-wide effort to sustain and advance America’s military dominance for the 21st century, as well as regional security. At the NUWC Newport, Work visited the Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, and offensive and defensive weapon systems associated with USW and related areas of homeland security and national defense. He received briefings about capabilities and innovation, to include: unmanned systems, torpedoes and electronic warfare.

Work visited Boston and Bath, Maine May 12.

First, Work visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory to see first-hand the ongoing efforts toward applying advanced technology to national security items of interest. He received updates on research and development activities focused on long-term technology development, as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration.

Afterward, Work visited Bath, Maine to speak with sailors aboard the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). During his visit, he received briefings about technology, capabilities and design.

At each location, Work met with service members and civilians to express Secretary Carter’s and his appreciation for their commitment and service.

Release No: NR-166-15
May 12, 2015

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