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Navy plans mandatory anti-sexual assault training for every sailor

Each sailor will be required to take a new round of training by the end of this year. Courses will emphasize the need for "bystander" servicemembers to intervene when they see activities that could foreshadow sexual assault.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Author of 'The Admirals' discusses how the war at sea was won

Author and historian Walter Borneman joined Pentagon Solution to discuss his book, "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea."

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 04:58pm EDT
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USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews -- July 3

Brian Friel talks about a Bloomberg Government report on contractors whose revenues exceed $100 million. Don Dees, chief of information strategies at Fort Belvoir, reports on damages caused by last weekend's storm. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo discusses risks that commercial item contractors might face. Hill reporter Ian Swanson provides a congressional roundup. Elliott Branch, the Navy's deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and procurement, has been nominated for a Service to America Medal.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 10:09am EDT

Engine malfunctions caused April Va. jet crash

A rare dual-engine failure caused a Navy jet to crash into a Virginia Beach apartment complex in April shortly after taking off from a nearby base, according to an investigative report released Monday.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 04:34pm EDT

New polygraph question to deter intel leaks

New security measures, including a new polygraph question, will help avoid leaks from intelligence employees, announced James Clapper, director of National Intelligence. Lawyer John Mahoney analyzes the legal responsibilities between agencies and federal employees.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 03:21pm EDT
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Navy chief: Iranian navy in Gulf quiet lately

Iran's naval forces, periodically accused by the U.S. of provocative moves in the Persian Gulf, have shown restraint in recent months, the U.S. Navy's top admiral said Wednesday.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:56pm EDT

Navy: Drone aircraft crashes in Md.; no injuries

A Naval drone aircraft crashed on Maryland's Eastern Shore on Monday without injuries or property damage on the ground, officials said.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 11:24pm EDT

Navy standardizes screening process for commanding officer candidates

The Navy is standardizing how it screens and qualifies commanding officer candidates. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert has approved an instruction to create a written qualification program to be shared among all officer communities.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:45pm EDT

Buying commercial in DoD: Pentagon struggles to stay away from customization

Last year, the Pentagon spent nearly $75 billion on acquisitions of commercial items, more than double the amount from five years ago. But the word "commercial" in DoD applies to a lot of products you won't find on any store shelf.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 05:15am EDT
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Navy takes industry feedback to heart in NGEN RFP

The Navy tried to ensure it properly addressed industry concerns as it developed its final solicitation for the $5.4 billion network contract. Some comments involved cost-reduction. Others related to fairness in competition.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:37pm EDT

Navy official calls cyber greatest, long-term threat

The Navy's top man in Europe said cyber is the threat that keeps him up at night.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:49am EDT

Navy names new deputy to Fleet Cyber Command

Rear Adm. Diane Webber is the new deputy commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and the Tenth Fleet at Fort Meade, Md., according to a recent Defense Department release. Webber is currently the director of communications and networks at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. The Commander of Fleet Cyber Command is Vice Adm. Michael Rogers.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 06:17pm EDT

Navy's Ken Barrett pushes for diversity, work-life balance

Navy Capt. Ken Barrett said diversity is an issue "people get hung up on," but he's never looked at it as meeting quotas. "It's about making heads counts, not counting heads," he said. The profile is part of Federal News Radio's Federal Voices series.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:34am EDT
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Navy studies effects of wind farms on radar

The Navy is joining with Maryland counties to study the effects of wind farms on radar.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:18am EDT

Navy releases long-awaited final solicitation for NGEN

The Navy is looking for someone to run the world's second-largest computer network. At least two consortiums of vendors are vying for the $4.5 billion deal.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 10:37pm EDT

Lockheed joins Northrop, HP for NGEN bid

Lockheed Martin will join a team of several other large companies in a bid for the Navy's forthcoming multibillion dollar Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Navy takes aim at reducing stress

The Navy is deploying two roving teams to combat what it sees as an serious threat: stress.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 08:48am EDT

Amendment aims to speed up ship building plan

The Armed Services committee Seapower chairman is tired of waiting for the Navy's ship building plan to come in.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 08:39am EDT

Navy's Submarine Learning Center earns LEED silver

The Submarine Learning Center, at the Naval Submarine Base New London, has won a LEED silver award for being green. The center's headquarters uses geothermal heating a cooling systems and is built out of recycled building materials.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:18pm EDT
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