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Navy News

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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Northrop Grumman wins $637M Navy IT contract

Navy expects to implement the first network on a fleet destroyer in late 2012.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 11:46am EST

Navy offers early retirements for some sailors

The Navy has announced it plans to offer early retirements, following a panel's decision last year that targeted nearly 3,000 sailors for separation. The Navy's temporary early retirement authority will only apply to sailors with 15 years of service, who were not selected for retention by the 2012 Enlistment Retention Board, according to a Navy administrative message laying out official guidance about the early retirements.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 04:42pm EST

DoD to deploy 'mothership' to Middle East

The USS Ponce a 41-year-old warship will serve as a base for commandos operating in the region.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 03:45pm EST

Pentagon to cut Air Force drone program

Defense analyst Loren Thompson says defense officials have decided to rely on the less expensive, high-altitude U-2 spy plane, which has a shorter range but has been used in Asia, particularly to keep an eye on North Korea.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:52pm EST

Navy breaks ground on second-largest federal solar project

The Navy has signed a deal to start funneling green energy to its largest base. Instead of costing money, the project will save money, Navy and industry officials say.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:08am EST
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Change at top for Navy Pacific Fleet

The Navy's Pacific Fleet is getting a new commander. Adm. Patrick Walsh will retire this Friday after 34 years of service to the Navy. Adm. Cecil Haney, the former deputy of the U.S. Strategic Command, will take over.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 06:31pm EST

Exclusive: State's Streufert moving to DHS

John Streufert will become the new director of the National Cybersecurity Division. He comes to DHS after spending more than five years as the State Department's chief information security officer. Additionally, Rear Adm. Michael Brown retires today.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 12:22pm EST

Warfighters provide input in quest to improve MREs

The Defense Department's Combat Feeding Directorate oversees the nutritional requirements and changing tastes of America's fighting force when designing its MREs, or meals ready-to-eat.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 11:01am EST
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General: Improve US coordination with Pakistan

Military officials have not ruled out disciplinary action as a result of the cross-border attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, but no one has been punished to date, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 08:39pm EST

GAO examines Navy, Marines financial management

Asif Khan joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent GAO report examining those services' financial-management issues.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:18pm EST
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DLA helps Navy power ships on algae, cooking oil

Bruce Blank, the energy director of the DLA's bulk petroleum business unit, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the procurement process of a new biofuel contract with the Navy.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:30pm EST
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New tool vending room improves Navy's processes

Cmdr. Dianna Wolfson is the project superintendent at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for the USS Newport News Engineered Overhaul, describes tool sharing program that saves time and money.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 01:23pm EST
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Navy testing PTSD injection treatment

The Navy is taking a different look at curing post-traumatic stress disorder. A doctor says he has developed an injection for the neck that can cure PTSD, Wired reports. Capt. Anita Hickey, the director of Integrative Pain Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego has received $100,000 to test Dr. Lipov's method.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:00pm EST

Navy delays final RFP for NGEN program

The service will reissue two major pieces of the draft RFP for comment. The Navy said it will not release the final RFP before the end of January.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:42pm EST

Navy CIO Halvorsen offers best practices for small IT contractors

Terry Halvorsen, the chief information officer at the Navy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the Navy's efforts to attract small-business IT contractors.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Army-Navy rivalry takes to Twitter

The faceoff between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights is almost here, and the pre-game anticipation has already spread to Twitter.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 04:03pm EST
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