Despite COVID-19 limitations and planning challenges caused by Hurricanes Laura and Marco, a collaborative team prevailed in conducting a live Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX).
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) recently collaborated with Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC) in coordination with the Naval Oceanographic Office’s Fleet Survey Team (FST), and Klein Marine to conduct the testing at NSWC PCD.
The government and industry teams overcame potential setbacks by implementing safety protocols, maintaining a flexible schedule, and keeping a can-do attitude. With participants coming from across the country, one team travelling over 40 hours by vehicle, to both Gulfport, Miss., and Panama City, Fla., this synergy led to successes that far outweighed the struggle.
“The ANTX 20 vignette highlighted technology that is important to the Navy in maintaining a warfighting edge,” said Capt. Micah Weltmer, CNMOC ANTX director.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered an upbeat view of the economic recovery on Tuesday, describing it during a congressional hearing as the fastest rebound from any crisis in American history.
Yet Mr. Mnuchin acknowledged that more than half of the jobs that had been lost as a result of the pandemic had yet to be restored.
His comments came in a joint appearance before the House Financial Services Committee with Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve.
Both officials projected optimism about the economic recovery so far, but Mr. Powell made clear that many of those gains were predicated on strong fiscal support, including additional jobless benefits and stimulus checks.