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AESOP Ver. 3.2 was Accepted by Naval Surface Warfare Center

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SENTEL Corporation is proud to announce that the Afloat Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Program (AESOP) Version 3.2 was accepted this week by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, VA. In turn, NSWCDD released AESOP 3.2 for delivery to the Warfighter. SENTEL Fleet Support personnel began immediate replication, packaging, and shipment of the 3.2 material.

AESOP develops the Operational Tasking Communication (OPTASK COMM) and combat systems radar frequency plans for use by U.S. and allied navies to maximize electromagnetic compatibility and minimize electromagnetic interference (EMI). AESOP uses verified radar, communication and propagation models to consider U.S. and foreign EMI impacts to strike group operations. AESOP adheres to national and international frequency regulations to achieve proper emission control (EMCON); clear communications; increased visibility of surface and air targets and tracks, increased probability of radar-guided missile intercepts, reduced system susceptibility to clutter and jamming, compliance with treaties or agreements involving frequencies, and compliance with spectrum reallocation enacted by Congress

With an emphasis on supporting the warfighter, this version of AESOP contains both new capabilities and enhancements which optimize the spectrum planning functionality and includes features requested directly by fleet users, the Navy Marine Corps Spectrum Offices (NMCSOs) and Joint spectrum planners.

SENTEL Corporation designed, developed, and has continues support of AESOP, support that spans 20+ years. SENTEL is proud of its role in supporting the Fleet and the Warfighter, as the Navy continues its role of dominance of the seas.

SENTEL President Kip Ward Receives Award from Liberia

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As a part of Liberia’s Independence Day Celebrations at the Liberian Embassy in Washington, DC, Liberian Ambassador to the U.S. presented (on behalf of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf) the Armed Forces of Liberia Distinguished Service Order to SENTEL President Retired Army General Kip Ward. The award was presented to Ward for his strategic vision and leadership as commander USAFRICOM in support of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), enabling the AFL to build a professional and capable military force. As a result, the United Nations Mission in Liberia is coming to a close this year. Photos show Ward, his wife, son-in-law and granddaughter being greeted upon arrival at Liberian embassy residence and Ambassador Sulunteh presenting award.

SENTEL Joins National Chemical & Biological Defense Consortium (NCBDC)

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SENTEL has joined the National Chemical & Biological Defense Consortium (NCBDC), a newly formed group focused on advancing development efforts to support the Department of Defense’s (DoD) medical pharmaceutical and diagnostic requirements as related to enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel. It was formed in response to the Government’s expressed interest to establish an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with industry, academia, and not-for-profit partners.

The intent is to:

  • Afford greater visibility into Government needs and priorities; provides increased ability to leverage IR&D investments to meet those needs
  • Create a channel for small companies and non-traditional suppliers to identify opportunities and establish customer relationships
  • Operate through a flexible contracting vehicle capable of multiple tasking with a single set of terms and conditions

The envisioned collaboration focuses on (but is not limited to) supporting the JPEO-CBD and their seven Joint Program Management (JPM) Offices to counter Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats. With the following near term objectives:

  • Detection: Systems and devices to identify CBRN agents and assist in making medical decisions
  • Prevention: Prophylaxis, pretreatment, and post-exposure
  • Treatment: Therapeutics (post-exposure, post-symptomatic)
  • Chemical: Medical protection against use of chemical agents

This Consortium was joined by the engineering group and the application was completed by Joe Mongeon and Kelly Zeh, who will be vetting and leading the responses as requests are sent to the consortium.

SENTEL President Kip Ward Speaks about the Growing Threat from Violent Extremism in Africa

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Voice of America (VOA) Host Carol Castiel and VOA’s Middle East Reporter, Mohamed Elshinnawi, talk with General Ward, former Commander of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) about the growing threat from violent extremism in Africa, including AQIM, Boko Haram and Al-Shabab, and how to best combat it.

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SENTEL President Kip Ward Delivers Keynote Address at the Diplomatic Forum

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SENTEL President Kip Ward Delivers Keynote Address at the National Press Club

SENTEL President Kip Ward delivers the keynote address during a Diplomatic Forum on “Combating Terrorism: Lessons Learned from the Middle East, North Africa, the Sahel and Beyond.” The event was sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

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William Kip Ward Keynote Address

SENTEL Logistics Team Wins Biggest Task Order in SENTEL’s History!

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SENTEL Corporation (SENTEL) is thrilled to break the news that on Friday, February 29, 2016, we were notified that we had been awarded the biggest Task Order in SENTEL’s history, topping out at $188M over five years! The scope of this task, awarded under the Army’s EAGLE IDIQ, is to provide logistics support services, including maintenance, supply and transportation to the Logistics Readiness Center at Fort Bragg. The task was competitively awarded under full and open competition regulations. Fort Bragg, home of the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division (All American) and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, serves as a power projection platform for active and reserve component soldiers conducting operations in the Middle East and around the world. Installation logistics support requirements are demanding and continuously evolving as operational requirements change. SENTEL is honored that the Army has chosen us to support these dynamic logistics requirements. The debriefing from the government outlined the government’s rationale for the award, documenting substantial confidence in SENTEL. “The debriefing shows how much work we did to make this happen. It shows that we picked the right teammates, wrote the right technical response, and had strong past performance”, said Sandy Brucker, Vice President of Contracts. Please join us in celebrating this major win for our company. Congratulations are in order to Chet Young – VP of Logistics, and all who supported this effort resulting in an award to SENTEL. Dr. Wright said it best when he told us that “This undoubtedly is a game changer for us to build upon”.

General Kip Ward in the Community

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There is no question that community service can strengthen communities, shape the direction of youngsters’ lives, and bring new awareness to important issues. General Kip Ward, President and Chief Operating Officer of SENTEL Corporation, has done just that in two events in which he recently participated. During Black History Month (February), General Ward was the guest speaker at the HistoryMaker’s Speak Out Assembly at School without Walls High School (SWWHS). If you are wondering what the HistoryMakers is, it is an organization (of which General Ward is a member) which since 1999, has recorded African American oral histories preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans, thereby enlightening millions of people worldwide. The interactive discussion that General Ward led at the high school centered around world affairs from a political and military perspective. General Ward was impressed by how well-read and informed the students were. They posed thoughtful questions about such current events as climate change, ISIS, and the presidential elections. SWWHS is a public magnet high school located on the campus of George Washington University in Washington D.C., with an impressive statistic showing that 99% of its students go on to attend college. In a separate, but nonetheless, significant event, General Ward participated in a panel presentation hosted by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, discussing the role of the Triple Nickles during World War II. It is hard to imagine a time when the U.S. Army was segregated by no other criteria than skin color, and that African Americans could not be a part of the U.S. Army’s parachuters. Yet, this was the case – in our lifetime! The 555th (otherwise known as the Triple Nickles) Parachute Infantry Battalion was activated in 1942 as an all-black unit with black officers as well as black enlisted men. The battalion did not serve overseas during World War II. However, in May 1945 it was sent to the west coast of the United States to combat forest fires ignited by Japanese balloons carrying incendiary bombs. Although this potentially serious threat did not materialize, the Triple Nickles fought numerous other forest fires. Triple Nickle members courageously participated in dangerous fire-fighting missions throughout the Pacific Northwest during the summer and fall of 1945, jumping into trees on purpose, so that they could rope down to the ground at their own pace rather than slamming directly into dangerously hard and uneven mountain terrain upon landing. This earned them the nickname “Smoke Jumpers” in addition to “Triple Nickles.” Participating in the panel discussion was 94-year-young Thomas McFadden, one of the original Smoke Jumpers. Below is a picture of the decorated panelists, with Thomas McFadden in the center right, and General Ward second from the left.

SENTEL Wins Joint Enterprise – JE-CLaSS IDIQ as a Subcontractor to Leidos

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SENTEL Corporation (SENTEL) is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded the Joint Enterprise – Contracted Logistics and Services Support (JE-CLaSS) IDIQ Contract as a subcontractor to Leidos. The contract consists of a 3-year base period with a 3-year option period, and has a ceiling value of $900M. This procurement is a single contract vehicle, with centralized management. iThe JE-CLaSS contract will provide operation, maintenance, fielding, training, exercise support, supply support, and engineering support for Contamination Avoidance, Individual and Collective Protection, Decontamination, and Force Protection against Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) threats, to include Medical Countermeasures, under the purview of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). Please join us once again, in congratulating Michael Smith – VP of Engineering, and all who supported this effort resulting in an award to SENTEL.