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rising star
SaxfieldT. Chatmon
Electrical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
Department of the Navy
Saxfield Chatmon is elevating emerging defense technology just two years into his government career. When he was fresh out of college,
he managed several IT projects on naval readiness and training, which included using additive manufacturing and repurposed 3D-printed sup- plies to solve critical material shortages.
However, Meggan Schoenberg, head of the Advanced Technologies Development Branch at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, was convinced she had a rising star on her team when Chat- mon demonstrated his leadership and tenacity in developing a cyber enclave, which essentially builds a security bubble around a ship’s net- works and navigation components.
“There’s so much more to a good employee than somebody who’s technically savvy,” Schoenberg said. “Being somebody who’s willing
to try different things and be that kind of forever learner...are just as important as being technically brilliant.” She added that he took the time to consult with experts and read up on the subject. “He really kind of saved the project by stepping up.”
Chatmon was also involved in an effort to create a low-cost, scalable surveillance tool.To help solve real-time signal processing challenges, Chatmon identified and repurposed unused Navy resources.The results are expected to have a significant impact on the Navy’s future signal processing efforts.
Archon Zero Vulnerability
The COVID-19 pandemic has solidified the government’s need for secure remote access to classified and sen- sitive data. ID Technologies’ Archon Zero Vulnerability (ZV) platform addresses the complexity and scalability issues in the National Secu- rity Agency’s Commercial Solutions for Classified pro- gram. Complying with CSfC’s security requirements for devices such as laptops can be expensive and time-con- suming.
The company developed Archon ZV to help intelli- gence agencies more quickly meet those requirements at scale. The solution applies military-grade technology at the factory when laptops are being built. The approach often shaves weeks off the government’s deployment of secure laptops.
Archon ZV also gives cus- tomers the ability to update laptops and monitor devices in the field.
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