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CNO's Surface Warfare Division Director Briefed on Directed Energy at Dahlgren

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Rear Adm. Eugene 'Gene' Black, Surface Warfare Division director at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, visited Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Sept. 6.

Theresa Gennaro, NSWCDD senior lead scientist for directed energy programs, briefed the admiral on the Navy's high energy laser technological programs including ODIN. The admiral was also updated on HELIOS -- High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-Dazzler and Surveillance - during his NSWCDD tour.

Gennaro was among the command's technical leaders and subject matter experts who briefed the admiral on a wide range of technologies encompassing modeling and simulation; guns and guided projectiles; Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense Anti-Submarine Warfare; and virtualization.