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Navy eReader Device, or NeRD, is an e-reader developed by the United States Navy's General Library Program for use aboard its submarines. Released in May 2014, it gives sailors accessibility to the Navy's library and various books while on a submarine that has limited storage space for paper books; sailors are normally on a six-month deployment and have some downtime for reading.
Information systems technician submarines ( ITS) is a rating for U.S. Navy submariners. The Information systems technician ( IT) rating corresponds to the new Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) code B460 while the information systems technician submarines ( ITS) rating corresponds to Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) code C260. 
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The Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) is a combat system specifically designed for anti-air defense of aircraft carriers, and most other non- Aegis United States Navy combat ships. It coordinates several existing shipboard systems.
The United States Navy enlisted warfare designations represent the achievement of a qualification and entitles the member to wear the associated insignia.When awarded in accordance with appropriate guidelines, enlisted sailors are authorized to place the designator in parentheses immediately after the member’s rate abbreviation, for example, MM1(SW) Smith, HM2(CAC) Jones.
The first, second, and third award of the Navy "E" (Battle "E") are denoted by a silver 3⁄16 inch letter "E" device on the Navy "E" Ribbon for each award. When a sailor or Marine receives a fourth Navy "E" award, a silver wreathed letter "E" replaces the three "E" devices on the ribbon.
ASW – Anti-Submarine Warfare. ASWO – Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer. AT – Annual Training (U.S. Navy Reserve, type of active duty orders, typically less than 30 days) AT – Aviation Electronics Technician  ATS – Auxiliary, Towing and Salvage, class/type of ship. AUTEC – Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center.