Tag Archives: U.S. Naval Academy

Naval Academy reinstates celestial navigation lessons

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — The same techniques guided ancient Polynesians in the open Pacific and led Sir Ernest Shackleton to remote Antarctica, then oriented astronauts when the Apollo 12 was disabled by lightning, the techniques of celestial navigation. A glimmer of ...

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Google to launch 360-degree mapping of Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS — Google Maps is preparing to launch a 360-degree virtual tour of the U.S. Naval Academy — the first Navy base filmed by Google. Academy spokesman Cmdr. John Schofield tells the Capital Gazette of Annapolis that the tour will ...

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UMBC, Naval Academy join forces for cybersecurity research

U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Ted Carter, left, and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski will sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to support future partnerships, beginning with five cybersecurity projects. This collaboration has its roots in Admiral Jonathan Greenert's 2014 visit to UMBC, which illuminated the institutions' mutual strengths and interests in cybersecurity. The initial collaborative projects involve areas from tactile authentification for mobile devices to detecting anomalies in cyber-physical systems to securing cloud services using policy-based approaches. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Officials from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the U.S. Naval Academy said Tuesday that the schools will collaborate on cybersecurity research efforts. "The Naval Academy has wonderful researchers and so do we," said UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, who co-signed a research and development agreement Tuesday with Vice Admiral Ted Carter, the academy's superintendent. "We're collaborating to build strength for America," Hrabowski said. Carter has wanted to build a partnership between the two institutions since he became superintendent nearly a year ago, he said.

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Wesley picks ex-USNA commandant as president

A former commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy has been named the new president at Wesley College, a private, Methodist-affiliated institution in Dover, Delaware. Wesley’s board of trustees announced the appointment of Robert E. Clark II this week. He succeeds ...

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Suit seeks service academy info

A lawsuit filed Tuesday by plaintiffs including an advocacy group for female service members is pressing the Pentagon for information on gender targets and recruiting policies at U.S. service academies, where enrollment remains overwhelming male. The complaint alleges the U.S. ...

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Damages limited in suit against USNA athletics

During his five years working with the Naval Academy Athletic Association, Robert D. Thompson says, he had a ‘central role’ in securing a presenting sponsor for the Army-Navy football game — a contract worth more than $30 million over 10 years. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

A federal judge in Baltimore has thrown out a sports-marketing consultant’s $5.1 million lawsuit against the United States Naval Academy’s athletic department, ruling that an early termination clause in the consulting contract limits the damages to a very small fraction of that amount.

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Naval Academy plebes set low for attrition

(AP) U.S. Naval Academy officials say the school’s attrition rate continues to drop. The academy superintendent, Vice Adm. Ted Carter, said Monday this year’s freshman class only lost nine students out of 1,091 during plebe summer. That’s the lowest ever. ...

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