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Thursday, May 27, 2010

NAVSEA to Co-Sponsor Rust Prevention Conference

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the American Society of Naval Engineers will co-sponsor the 2010 U.S. Navy Corrosion Conference, Mega Rust 2010, June 7-10, in San Diego.

Additional co-sponsors include U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the National Surface Treatment Center.

Daniel Dunmire, director for Corrosion Policy and Oversight, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics), will speak on DoD Corrosion Perspectives as a keynote guest speaker during the annual event, which brings together government, military, owners, operators, shipyards, research facilities, and coatings manufacturers and suppliers to discuss issues pertinent to the preservation industry.

"The Navy operates equipment and systems in some of the harshest environments in the world. This is an opportunity for all the stakeholders to come together and build on our understanding of the corrosion challenges that support operational readiness," said E. Dail Thomas II, Department of the Navy's Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive.

Additional invited keynote speakers (attendance pending availability and confirmation) are Rear Adm. Michael Bachmann, commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Rear Adm. J. Clarke Orzalli, director, Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Rear Adm. James McManamon, deputy commander for Surface Warfare, NAVSEA.

The conference agenda, as well as conference registration information, is available at www.navalengineers.org/megarust2010.

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