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Navy News

Navy seeks one more round of comments before releasing NGEN RFP

The service released a second draft solicitation for the Next Generation Enterprise Network. Industry has until March 30 to comment.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 07:12pm EDT

Naval research lab replicates rain forest, desert conditions

The Naval Research Laboratory opened a new facility Friday called the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research in Washington, D.C.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 07:03pm EDT

Navy releases guide for hiring wounded warriors

The Department of Navy is distributing a guide for hiring people with disabilities.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 03:37pm EDT
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Navy puts laser focus on audit readiness

Gladys Commons, assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller, said the Navy hopes to have its Statement of Budgetary Resources audit-ready by the end of 2013, ahead of the Defense Department's deadline.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 02:31pm EDT
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Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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U.S.S. Enterprise leaves for final deployment

Rear Adm. Ted Carter, commander of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu from the Atlantic Ocean as the carrier heads off for one last set of missions in Europe and the Middle East.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 01:37pm EDT
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Naval Research using training, telework to maintain morale

The Office of Naval Research is going beyond routine training to invest in its workforce. In addition to classroom time, employees can go to speaking engagements and complete rotational assignments, including virtual assignments.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:29pm EDT
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Rising gas prices add more volatility to DoD budget

The services are spending $31 million more every time oil prices increased $1 a barrel. The unexpected increase in costs is forcing the Pentagon to take even a deeper dive to find areas to save or avoid spending on in both the short and long term. DoD sees improved acquisitions as a major area for further potential spending reductions.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 10:09am EST
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Navy explores alternative energy sources

Vice Admiral Philip Cullom is the deputy chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics at the Navy.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 02:24am EST
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8 women allege rape, harassment in military suit

Eight current and former members of the U.S. military allege in a new federal lawsuit that they were raped, assaulted or harassed during their service and suffered retaliation when they reported it to their superiors.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 10:55am EST

Work-life balance, job discrimination top of mind for military women

The Pentagon recently announced it would open up 14,000 combat positions to female troops. While women in uniform say the decision will lend "legitimacy" to the frontline roles they already fill, they say job discrimination pales in comparison to the difficulty of raising a family while serving.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 08:45am EST
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Mandatory breathalyzer tests coming to Navy, Marine Corps

The alcohol screening program is part of a sweeping realignment of personnel and readiness programs in the Department of the Navy.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:33pm EST
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New director assigned to Navy energy division

Rear Adm. Michael Franken has been assigned as the new director of the Energy and Environmental Readiness Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He replaces Rear Adm. Philip Cullom.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:45am EST

Navy makes enterprise technology license contracts mandatory

The service will rely on several teams of experts to develop these contracts.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:40am EST

Navy getting close on making super-powerful gun

A super-powerful gun that shoots rounds more than 100 miles away at several times the speed of sound is being developed for Navy warships.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 11:33pm EST

New fighter jet training stalls, grounding pilots

he best fighter pilots from the Air Force, Marines and Navy arrived in the Florida Panhandle last year to learn to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive, most advanced weapons program in U.S. history. They are still waiting.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:27am EST

Navy struggles to find the way ahead on big data

The Navy is in the early stages of trying to figure out how to move from a net-centric view of its information systems to one that focuses on the data itself. The service is looking to the experiences of the intelligence community to improve data tagging and data sharing.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:27am EST
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Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords to honor former congresswoman.

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:31am EST

Special ops teams first in, last out in Afghan war

First in and last out _ that's the current plan for elite U.S. forces in Afghanistan, according to Adm. Bill McRaven.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 03:36am EST

New naval research chief aligning new technologies with DoD strategy

In his first interview, Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the Naval Research Program works with the other armed services and his research priorities for the Navy.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 09:27am EST
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