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Army Policymakers Discuss Their Vision for Corrosion Prevention

Wimpy D. Pybus

In January 2009, Wimpy D. Pybus became the Army’s first Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive. In his new capacity, Pybus coordinates Army headquarters-level corrosion control activities with the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, program executive officers, and relevant major subordinate commands.

A member of the Senior Executive Service since 1995, Pybus serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics. Read More ...


CorrDefense Featured Interview

Q and A With Rear Admiral Thomas J. Eccles

Rear Admiral Thomas J. Eccles

In March 2009, officials at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced a change in the way the Navy coats an array of ship tanks and voids, a process that accounts for the majority of NAVSEA’s corrosion costs. By September 30, 2009, NAVSEA officials mandated that all seawater ballast tanks on submarines, surface ships, and aircraft carriers in service must be coated with rapid-cure, single coat paint.

In January 2009, NAVSEA also announced the appointment of Navy Corrosion Executive Dail Thomas to comply with the 2009 Defense Authorization Act. Read More ...


Naval Aviation Enterprise Poised to Tackle Corrosion

Officials Cite “Readiness” as Paramount Concern

The Ragin’ Bulls perform maintenance on an F/A-18 Hornet.

Officials and engineers in the Naval Aviation Enterprise are tackling the insidious problem of corrosion through a system-wide campaign.

Two years ago, officials at the Naval Air Systems Command began mounting a full-scale attack on corrosion under the auspices of the Naval Aviation Enterprise Corrosion Prevention Team. This team works with other cross-functional teams led by Dail Thomas, the Navy’s Corrosion Prevention and Control Executive. Read More ...



Capitol Hill Staffer Outlines Goals for Corrosion Program

Reviewing FY10 Budget, Plunkett Envisions Marriage of Defense Acquisition and Logistics

Vickie Plunkett

When a senior professional staff member employed by the House Armed Services Committee spoke to DoD corrosion experts recently about how corrosion-related defense projects are funded, she didn’t pull any punches.

“Corrosion is not sexy on the Hill,” said Vickie F. Plunkett, referring to Capitol Hill, where the Congress considers, prepares, and passes legislation authorizing defense spending each year. Read More ...



Conference-Goers Gain Perspective of Capitol Hill and GAO

Navy-Led Technical Program Attracts Record Numbers

Betty Sutton

In furthering the Defense Department’s goal of battling corrosion through enhanced maintenance, procurement, and operational practices, experts convened at the 2009 DoD Corrosion Conference during the week of August 10-14. Noted speakers included newly appointed Corrosion Executives from the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as an Ohio Congresswoman, a senior professional staffer from the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, and a senior analyst from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Read More ...

 
DoD Releases New Report on Overall Cost of Corrosion
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Table of Contents


Volume 5, Number 3
Fall 2009

Top Stories

• Featured Interview: Q and A with Wimpy Pybus
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• Featured Interview: Q and A with Rear Admiral Thomas J. Eccles
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• Naval Aviation Enterprise Poised to Tackle Corrosion
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• Capitol Hill Staffer Outlines Goals for DoD Corrosion Program
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• Conference-Goers Gain Perspective of Capitol Hill and GAO
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Featured Projects

• Fighting Roofing Deterioration and Saving Energy
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• Recycled Plastic Bridge Stands up to M-1 Traffic – Twice…
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• Renewing A Beachfront Barricade
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Inside DoD

• DoD Corrosion Team Releases New Report on Overall Cost of Corrosion
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• DoD Updates Report on Annual Cost of Corrosion for Army Ground Vehicles
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• DoD Releases Online Videos to Educate and Inform
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• Hock Named NACE International Fellow
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