NAVAL BASE CORONADO (May 15, 2024) – Global Autonomous Reconnaissance Craft (GARC) from Unmanned Surface Vessel Squadron 3 (USVRON 3) operate remotely in San Diego Bay ahead of the unit’s establishment ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Claire M. DuBois)

Navy stands up new robo-ship squadron as Pentagon pursues Replicator systems

USVRON Three, commanded by Capt. Derek Rader, will oversee a fleet of small uncrewed surface vessels.
PACIFIC OCEAN (June 23, 2022) In route to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, ships of Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) sail in formation with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Navy ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aleksandr Freutel)

Navy gearing up to test secretive Project Overmatch capabilities at RIMPAC

Project Overmatch is the sea service’s contribution to the Pentagon’s Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative.
Rear Adm. Michael Vernazza, commander Naval Information Warfighting Development Center (NIWDC) speaks at the first day of the U.S. Navy Information Warfare (IW) Pavilion speaker’s series on February 16, 2022. (U.S. Navy Photo by Robert Fluegel/Released)

Navy to get new information boss

Rear Adm. Michael Vernazza was nominated to be the next commander of Naval Information Forces.
Ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy, and U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, sail together during a trilateral exercise, Jan. 16, 2024. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Isaiah M. Williams)

Navy to unveil new ‘structured piloting’ framework for IT modernization

The move is part of a broader initiative to further digital transformation-enabling practices already garnering small-scale wins in the sea service.
3D illustration of Neptune, Roman god of the sea (Getty Images)

Navy ramping up Neptune cloud efforts

The Neptune Cloud Management Office was formally established in 2023 and has two components: one for the Navy and another for the Marine Corps.