Symetrica presents compact and ultra-light weara... » Berkeley, CA: Symetrica has introduced a prototype wearable detector system that provides high-sensi... Encode launches first security analytics and res... » London, UK: Encode recently launched SaaS version and its managed security monitoring solution, offe... BeyondTrust CEO named finalist for the EY Entre... » PHOENIX: BeyondTrust has announced that its CEO, Kevin Hickey, has been named a finalist for the EY ... TALKTALK ADOPTS SKYGUARD’S MYSOS LONE WORKER ... » TalkTalk, the UK’s leading value for money provider of broadband, mobile and TV services, has turned... Tools, skills and budgets can help developers figh... » Tel Aviv, Israel: Checkmarx has  announced that three recent reports highlight the challenge faced b... Logicalis Europe announces membership of Global ... » London, UK: Logicalis Europe has announced that it has become the first corporate member of Unlockin... Tectrade brings copy data management to the UK w... » Woodcliff Lake, NJ: Catalogic Software has  announced that Tectrade has joined the Catalogic partner... ASC meets evidence-proof recording and archiving r... » Hoesbach/Germany: ASC Technologies has announced its neo recording suite will help to meet the needs... Thales hardware security modules achieve common cr... » Plantation, Fla.: Thales has announced that its nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) have receiv... Hongqiao Airport uses Qognify’s solution to ensure... » Qognify, formerly NICE Security, has announced that Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China, is marking ...

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Defence and Security Strategy

The U.S. and its allies are serious about battling corrosion on aging aircraft, ships, submarines, and ground vehicles. This vision received further boost last week when officials from the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office and the German, French, and U.K. ministries of defense gathered to compare best practices in combating material degradation on weapon systems and facilities at a four-day workshop (April 23-26), at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany.

"This is the first time that policy and technical experts have convened to share corrosion prevention policies, practices, and scientific expertise since the NATO School was founded in 1954," said Daniel J. Dunmire, director of the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office. "Because Germany, France, and the United Kingdom are vigorously pursuing their own technological solutions to prevent corrosion. It only makes sense that we cooperate to discuss our greatest challenges and the best means of tackling them. We began securing international exchange agreements with our NATO allies in 2007."

On Tuesday, speakers representing the German, French, and U.K. ministries of defense discussed the importance of corrosion prevention and control to their agencies. Corrosion Office Chief Engineer Dick Kinzie briefed attendees about DoD's ongoing cost of corrosion study of weapon systems and infrastructure, addressing how European defense ministries might tailor U.S. methodologies to suit their own needs. Matt Koch, Corrosion Prevention and Control Program Manager, outlined U.S. Marine Corps initiatives to reduce corrosion costs for ground and amphibious vehicles. Dunmire and Corrosion Office staff members also discussed how they provide direction to DoD and federal government agencies through policy guidance, inter-service collaboration, research and technology oversight, and the promulgation of maintenance practices that prevent corrosion.

Participating organizations that reviewed their institutional support of DoD's multifaceted educational objectives included NACE International, The Corrosion Society, The Society for Protective Coatings, National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance at The University of Akron, and Aalen University.

"DoD's commitment to partnering with allied nations complements NACE International's dedication to its large international membership," said Bob Chalker, executive director of NACE International and a NATO seminar speaker. "More than 15,000 NACE members live outside the United States, and we strongly support initiatives, including education, conferences, and publications, that will benefit those members who work in military organizations."