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6:34 am, September 20, 2014

Marine Corps News

On DoD: DARPA, DISA and ONR discuss the latest on mobile technology and security

Director of the Defense Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar says DARPA's budget wasn't decimated by sequestration, but it is being slowly eroded. The Office of Naval Research and the Marine Corps team up for technology demonstration. John Moniz, ONR program manager, says marines on the front lines can get real-time data using smartphones. At the recent AFCEA Mobile Symposium, Defense Information Systems Agency officials talk about mobile security possibilities.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:04pm EST
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Marines test real-time intelligence dissemination via smartphones

The Marine Corps is trying to develop ways to automatically push the vast array of intelligence information gathered by military sensors to low-level marines on the battlefield.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 04:32am EST
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Navy, Marine Corps still unsure about migrating to enterprise email

After a Pentagon directive "with no escape clause" for all DoD components to migrate to a single email system, Navy and Marine Corps respond by studying the business case for doing so. Officials want to figure out the cost to move to the DISA-run service.

Monday - 11/18/2013, 03:57am EST
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Marine Corps seeks better bang for its buck in family support programs

In the military, new programs to mitigate the stress of frequent deployments on servicemembers and their families blossomed everywhere over the past decade. Now that cost is a concern, the Marine Corps is looking for evidence that those programs are effective.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 03:51am EDT
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Sequestration causing backups at DoD repair depots

Army and Marine Corps officials are citing cutbacks to the workforce at government-operated facilities that repair military equipment as the reason for less equipment getting back in the hands of warfighters.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:31am EDT
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2 generals forced to retire for Afghan breach

2 Marine generals forced to retire for roles in deadly breach of base in Afghanistan

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 03:48am EDT

Marine website hacked, redirected to message from Syrian Electronic Army

Marines' recruiting website redirected to pro-Assad message

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:20pm EDT

How effective is simulated training? GAO cites gaps in Army, Marine Corps data

A new study by the Government Accountability Office says the Army and Marine Corps need to develop a set of metrics to better measure the benefits of simulation-based training over live training.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:46pm EDT
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Report: Thousands of DoD civilians could face layoffs in 2014

The Department of Defense may have to consider cutting thousands of civilians from its workforce if sequestration continues into fiscal year 2014, according to a Pentagon planning document obtained by Bloomberg News. The workforce reductions would offset a projected $52 billion in automatic spending cuts.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 01:22pm EDT

Japan asks US not to fly helicopters after crash

Japan asks US military not to fly helicopters after Okinawa crash; 3 survive and 1 body found

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 04:00am EDT

Retired general target of leaks probe

Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:18am EDT

Navy picks HP for long-awaited NGEN contract

Hewlett Packard, the same vendor which has owned and operated the Navy Department's networks for more than a decade will continue a similar role under a new multibillion dollar contract. But the Navy and Marine Corps will take ownership of their IT infrastructure and reserve the right to recompete any or all of it at a future date.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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Senators blast military response to sex assaults

Pentagon brass calls sexual assault 'like a cancer,' but insists commanders keep authority

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 02:48am EDT

Marine Corps prepares to cut cord on NMCI

The Marine Corps will transition on Saturday to a government-owned, government-operated IT network, ending its 12-year reliance on the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The Navy said it expects to award the follow-on contract to NMCI by June 30.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Navy targets billions more in IT savings

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen says the Navy and Marine Corps have already reduced IT spending by $2 billion, and will soon target billions more in technology spending.

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 12:03pm EDT
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Sequestration already biting Navy, Marines readiness

Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line "aren't doing much." The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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DoD's 2014 budget: Fewer civilians, higher retiree health fees

The Defense Department's 2014 budget proposal reduces the size of the civilian workforce slightly, increases TRICARE premiums, and requests another round of base closures. It also calls for a slight raise for both civilian employees and uniformed servicemembers. The budget significantly exceeds the Defense spending caps in current law.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 12:52pm EDT

Navy mandates partial migration to commercial cloud

A new memo from Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen tells the Navy and Marine Corps to move public-facing data to commercial cloud service providers.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 08:30pm EDT

3 dead, including suspect, in Marine base shooting

Marine at Quantico, Va., base fatally shoots 2 colleagues before killing self

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:58pm EDT

Sequestration treadmill picking up steam across DoD

The automatic budget cuts set to occur under sequestration will go into effect as a matter of law on Friday. But their full impact won't be felt until late this spring, long after lawmakers encounter the next budget showdown.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:27am EST
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