Kirk D. Beene
Vice President, Engineering Division
Kirk D. Beene is Vice President of the Engineering Division, a position he has held since 2006. He is responsible for the execution of contracts for the engineering, technical, and In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) support of the ACINT and Tactical Data Recorder (TDR) programs for NSWCCD; engineering and technical support for the NSWCCD Shaker Laboratory; materials and structures engineering for NAVSEA, NSWCCD, and ONR; system engineering for the submarine Tactical Control System (TCS); independent verification and validation (IV&V) for Seawolf and Virginia Class submarine Ship Control Systems; and ISEA support for the Seawolf and Virginia Class Fly-By-Wire (FBW) systems.
Mr. Beene has more than 20 years of experience in submarine systems including extensive cross-platform design, development, and engineering management. He began his career at DDL OMNI in 1986 as a cooperative student from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), working in the Engineering Division on tasks related to submarine Acoustic Intelligence (ACINT). In 1991, Mr. Beene was promoted to Systems Engineer focusing on development of computer-based data acquisition.
In 1997, Mr. Beene served as a Systems Engineer at NSWCCD with responsibility for the design and development of ACINT recording systems. He was promoted to Lead Engineer in 1998, overseeing all technical aspects of the ACINT program, and performed as a Technical Trial Director for ACINT Calibration Trials.
Mr. Beene returned to DDL OMNI in 2000, and in 2001 he was named Director of Programs for the newly formed Technology and Program Development Incubator. In this role, he provided cross-divisional management and coordination of Submarine Combat Control Systems (CCS) Mk 2 ECP-4 Open System Enhancement (OSE) software development for the Naval Sea Systems Command. In 2003, he assumed the duties of Technical Director for the Engineering Division, providing technical and financial management oversight of U.S. Navy programs including ACINT, Materials and Structures Engineering, Submarine Ship Control Systems, and Submarine Combat Control Systems.
Mr. Beene holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and master’s degrees in ocean engineering and business administration from Virginia Tech.