From Left to Right: LT Matt White, LT David Bloore, CAPT Amy Burin, CDR Baldomero Garcia, ASN RDA The Honoarable Sean Stackley
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean Stackley visited SSC Atlantic Feb. 6. During a town hall meeting that was broadcast to all center sites, he shared his perspective from working inside the Beltway, and took questions from the audience. He also toured the data center on the Charleston campus, and took part in a small business roundtable in town. “I want to have a dialog with employees to find out what’s working, what’s not working, and what we can do better,” the assistant secretary said at the start of the town hall meeting. He discussed the challenging budget situation being felt in the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, the nation and all over the world. These fiscal challenges have required a long-term focus on the health and welfare of the government workforce and a careful mapping of the nation’s technical industrial base. “Our nation’s superiority at sea and in theater is based on the technical superiority that resides in our warfare centers and system commands,” Stackley said. That’s why attracting, Training and retaining people with the skill sets needed to ensure our nation’s technical superiority is paramount, he added.
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