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Following the tropical storm warning for the Washington, D.C. area issued by the National Weather Service early Friday morning, federal preparation activities are getting underway. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is coordinating efforts.
The U.S. Navy ordered ships in its biggest East Coast hub to head out to safer waters on Thursday to protect them from approaching Hurricane Irene.
Each service will have a board to approve technology buys. The Department of the Navy CIO established the level for sign-off at $1 million, but the Navy and Marine Corps set their thresholds much lower. The goal is to gain more control than ever over IT purchases in order to reduce the technology budget by 25 percent over the next five years.
The Navy and Marines want the private sector to help them come up with replacements for petroleum based fuels as part of the departments' efforts at reducing their reliance on foreign sources of energy.
The Department of Navy is moving in a different direction for the follow-on to the NMCI contract. Officials said they are unsure how many contract awards they will make.
Agencies must sharpen their pencils to figure out what they can afford in 2012 and beyond. The Labor Department is asking program offices to rethink and redo budget proposals and plans. The Air Force will need to take more surgical cuts to find savings.
Kevin Plexico, a vice president at market research firm Deltek, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the future of agency IT budgets.
The Pentagon will issue a strategic management plan by the end of August highlighting the services and agencies' plans and milestones to cut costs from back-office functions. DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer Beth McGrath said there are seven main areas DoD will review, including IT infrastructure, acquisition and the workforce. McGrath already is conducting reviews of the first set of efficiency initiatives that began this year.
The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln has become the first Navy vessel to undergo a cybersecurity inspection while at sea. The ship passed with a score that surpassed what the Navy has been able to accomplish even at its shore-based units.
The Navy's cyber command will welcome a new leader as it approaches its one-year anniversary since declaring full operational capability.
Diane Cochran has worked in the Departments of the Navy, Air Force, Energy, and the Office of Personnel Management, at a variety of locations in the continental United States and abroad. She shares what it's like to make the transition to working and living in D.C.
The Department of the Navy has issued two requests for information from industry, one on a public-private data center partnership model; another on commercial collaboration software as a service. The department must cut its IT business system spending by 25 percent.
The Navy is teaching middle school students in Alaska about autonomous, underwater gliders, which travel the oceans gathering information about temperature, depth and other measurements. The camp is part of the Navy's efforts to promote science and technology education.
Some federal agency credit unions are offering short-term loan programs as the country nears the Aug. 2 deadline of defaulting on its debt.
The new contract is for $760 million for five more aircrafts.
There's a new web portal for Navy and the Marine Corps. Learn more in today's DoD Report
Vice Admiral Bill Burke and Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy told a House Armed Services Committee panel it took a lot of years to put the Navy's surface fleet in its current state and it will take a lot of time to fix it, according to DoD Buzz.
Lesley Lykins is the Director of Emerging Media Integration for the Navy Office of Information.
Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski will take over from Rear Adm. Jan Tighe as the deputy director of operations at Cyber Command.
The Navy awards contracts to 333 companies under its SeaPort-E services acquisition program.