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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

Navy says CANES network is 44 percent cheaper than expected

Competition, reliance on commercial technology drove down prices for IT consolidation on ships, Navy official says. The service still is figuring out how to integrate CANES with its NGEN shore-based system. The RFP for NGEN is expected any day.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Northrop Grumman gets unmanned aerial vehicle contract

Northrop Grumman will develop, build and test two vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles. And it will produce six other VT-UAVs.

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 09:14am EDT

Navy database tracks formal, informal complaints

he Military Equal Opportunity Network is a standalone, online, web-based program that standardizes, tracks and reports the administrative actions of EO advisors and program managers. Users will be able to track complaints, including sexual harassment and discrimination complaints, from start to "resolved."

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 09:09am EDT

Educating students about war

Veterans National Education Program Co-founders Andrea Hooper and Bob McMahon talk about the organization's vision and mission.
April 20, 2012(Encore presentation June 8, 2012)

Friday - 04/20/2012, 11:00pm EDT
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Navy OKs wind farm near air base

The Defense Department, the Navy and the Texas Wind Group have signed a memorandum of agreement allowing construction of 83 wind turbines that have been modified so as not to impact operations at the nearby naval air station in Kingsville, Texas.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 08:25pm EDT

Raytheon Awarded $106.4 Million Modification Award

Recently, the U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $106.4 million modification award for the production of Aegis-related equipment, including the AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System. With this modification, Raytheon continues its long history of reliable manufacturing of these two essential components, which are both key elements of the Aegis systems. These components have been in production for more than 30 years as part of the U.S. Navy's Aegis shipbuilding program.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 07:44pm EDT

Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Navy seeks ouster of 2 Marines after Haditha case

The Navy on Thursday initiated dismissal proceedings against two Marines from a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, saying they lied to military investigators after the massacre.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 12:25am EDT

Budget glass is more than half full for Navy, Marine Corps

Navy and Marine Corps officials are upbeat about how they'll fare under the current round of budget cuts. Navy Department officials said the strategy DoD developed following the passage of the Budget Control Act aligns perfectly with the capabilities of the maritime services.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Navy aims for more accountability, centralized authority in acquisition commands

After a decade in which relatively few questions were asked about resource allocations, Navy and Marine Corps acquisition leaders are moving to adjust to a new reality.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:38am EDT
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Navy tries to stave off commanders' career-ending missteps

Twenty-two commanding officers were removed from their positions in 2011. The offenses of relieved commanders run the gamut, and they run across all of the Navy's mission areas. The Navy wants its incoming commanders to be wary of the "intoxicating" aspects of leadership.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:44am EDT
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Unmanned vessel could soon be working for Navy

Defense contractor Textron Inc. demonstrated what it calls its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel technology Thursday at its Textron Marine & Land Systems shipyard in New Orleans.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 08:54pm EDT
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