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NEWS | Feb. 3, 2014

New SSC Atlantic executive director selected

By Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic Office of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications

Steve Dunn has been selected as the new executive director of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. Dunn comes to SSC Atlantic from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, where he was comptroller and business resource manager. He is expected to assume his new duties in early February.

As executive director and senior civilian official of SSC Atlantic, Dunn will lead a workforce of 4,100 federal civilian and military employees, and more than 9,500 industry partners at the main campus on Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station, S.C., and several offices located inside and outside the continental United States. He will be responsible for setting command-wide strategic goals and managing all engineering and business operations that enable the center to deliver critical IT capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps.

"This is very exciting news for us," said Navy Capt. Amy Burin, SSC Atlantic commanding officer. "Steve's background and knowledge of both Mission Funded and Navy Working Capital Fund is a critical asset for any command; he will be a great addition to our SSC Atlantic team."

Dunn has served as the SPAWAR comptroller for the last 13 years, leading a community of more than 400 military and government financial managers who are accountable for the $7 billion of funding annually. "As a SPAWAR national competency lead, he has provided invaluable guidance and served with distinction advising headquarters, SSC and program executive offices on financial management and business resource matters," said Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, SPAWAR commander when announcing Dunn's selection.

Dunn has worked for numerous Navy and Marine Corps commands, to include work in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense, as well as Sen. J. Bennett Johnston's Defense Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill. He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certified and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.

SSC Atlantic makes IT count for the warfighter and the nation. The SSC Atlantic team rapidly delivers and supports solutions that enable information dominance for naval, joint, national and coalition warfighters. SSC Atlantic develops, acquires, and provides life-cycle support for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems, Information Technology systems and Space Systems. SSC Atlantic is a leading edge Navy engineering center that designs, builds, tests, fields and supports many of the finest frontline C4ISR systems in use today, and those being planned for the future. Visit for more information.