Politico: Navy upholds firing of carrier captain who warned of coronavirus. “The Navy is upholding the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, the former commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt who was relieved of duty after raising the alarm about a Covid-19 outbreak on his ship in March. The decision marks a major reversal of senior leaders’ previous recommendation to reinstate the captain, the Navy announced Friday.”
San Francisco Chronicle: Coronavirus: Navy, CDC study on infected aircraft carrier provides glimmer of hope for immunity. “A study of sailors aboard an aircraft carrier stricken by a COVID-19 outbreak offers new insights into what could make people immune to the coronavirus and the effectiveness of social distancing measures, U.S. Navy and federal health officials said Tuesday.”
Herald-Mail Media: The Navy’s newest recruiting strategy: YouTube influencers. “William Osman appears thrilled that he’s about to perform an egg-drop experiment. The challenge is the same one that generations of students have done before: Engineer a way to stop an egg that’s dropped from a high elevation from obliterating on impact. But Osman is no student. And the location of this egg drop is anything but typical.”
UVA Today: After Court Case, UVA Students’ Tool Could Help Veterans Get Key Benefits. “How can families – and the VA officials assessing their claims – prove that a particular ship was in the Agent Orange exposure zone, defined by the legislation as within 12 nautical miles of a boundary off the coast of Vietnam Currently, that process involves looking through handwritten deck logs or other archived documents to prove eligibility. It’s a time-consuming process for veterans, their families and the VA. That’s where Brian Harris, Jackson Sutherland, Alexi Himarios and Matthew Jacobs come in. They knew there had to be a better way.”
EurekAlert: Purdue researchers receive $6 million to improve security for IoT devices . “A research team at Purdue University has received a grant for $6 million from the Office of Naval Research, a division of the U.S. Department of the Navy, to improve security of electronic devices in physical environments or industrial control systems.”
The Annapolis Maritime Museum has gotten a grant to make its archives more accessible. “The Annapolis Maritime Museum has received a strategic impact grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County to build a virtual database of archives. This grant is making a big impact for the museum’s online collections, and the museum’s database has already encouraged local historians to submit their private collections for public use.” I tried the link in the article and it led to a simple site. I tried to leave a comment and I couldn’t do that either. I hope you have better luck with this story than I did.