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Vol 58 No. 3 : March, 2006
Vol 58 No. 3 : March, 2006
CSULB Receives $4.2 Million Grant For CCDoTT

Officials Get 4.2 Million Grant for CSULB

President F. King Alexander has announced that CSULB has been awarded $4.2 million in the form of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense through the Office of Naval Research to support the Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDoTT) in its ongoing 2005 fiscal year program.

Funding received under this agreement will be directed to developing technologies considered suitable for dual-use applications involving commercial and military ocean transport interests, as well as defense related programs involving Force Transformation and Force Projection.

“We are pleased that the Department of Defense through the Office of Naval Research has reaffirmed its support and confidence in the CCDoTT organization’s efforts to leverage technologies associated with emerging High Speed Ship systems, Agile and Inland Port concepts and improved intermodal cargo movement and management in support of both commercial and military interests,” Alexander said.

He further conveyed his thanks to U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Juanita Millender-McDonald, together with Sens. Daniel Inouye, Dianne Feinstein and, in particular, Barbara Boxer, for their efforts in securing 2005 fiscal year CCDoTT program funding.

Over the past decade, CCDoTT has undertaken a wide range of contractual efforts involving universities and commercial maritime technical organizations. Research and development efforts have involved High Speed Ships, Agile Ports, military related Rapid Deployment requirements and Command and Control functions. The rapidly expanding international trade market, together with the emerging supply chain management process, necessitates improved management and control systems to support commercial and security related interests in ocean movement of high-value, time-sensitive cargo.

CCDoTT is a partnership of academic institutions, government and commercial entities. It was formed to enable the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation and other sponsors to leverage advanced technologies involving defense and commercial transportation infrastructure problems; conduct research and development for commercial and defense related infrastructure; and provide a technology transfer/dual-usage bridge between government, military and commercial maritime industry interests.

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