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12:39 am, September 2, 2014

Navy News

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.Y.)

The Littoral Combat Ship program is in turmoil as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sets up a task force to look at alternatives to the LCS. That task force's recommendations could include a modified LCS system, an alternative system or continuing with the LCS as-is. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, heard from leaders across the Navy and Marine Corps. In our Congressional Spotlight, he explains his concerns about the LCS.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 05:41pm EDT
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Records: Shooter at Naval Station Norfolk was convicted felon

Records show the civilian truck driver who killed a sailor at the world's largest Naval Base was a felon. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and spent time in prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 04:56am EDT

Navy: Sailor died at Va. base protecting colleague

Navy: Slain sailor jumped in front of colleague during gunfight at Virginia base

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 08:58pm EDT

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

The Littoral Combat Ship program is struggling to stay afloat financially. But Congress has another concern. The ships themselves might be easy to sink. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus testified before the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on the Navy's budget request yesterday. Subcommittee member Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) asked him to explain how this is possible if the LCS is supposed to be the ship of the future.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:34pm EDT
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Navy: Base shooting suspect didn't have own weapon

Navy: Base shooting suspect didn't bring own weapon; disarmed petty officer, then shot sailor

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 02:58am EDT

Just a test: Anacostia-Bolling trains for active-shooter attack

The hallways of a building at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling echoed with the sounds of gunfire last month as part of a training exercise to help base law enforcement personnel prepare for an active-shooter event.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:26pm EDT

Lou Crenshaw, Owner, Crenshaw Consulting Associates

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, is creating a task force to draw up recommendations for alternatives to the Littoral Combat Ship. That program has driven controversy since its inception from both a cost and operational perspective. Retired Vice Adm. Lou Crenshaw, principal of Crenshaw Consulting Associates, discussed the program on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 05:25pm EDT
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Admiral: Navy is not pushing for BRAC

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert says he doesn't see a great need for the Navy to go through another round of base closures.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 11:39am EDT

Dr. Peter Squire, program manager for Human Performance Training and Education,, Office of Naval Research

The Navy takes pointers from Google Glass to create the next generation of military training.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 11:04am EDT
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Report: Pentagon must focus on insider threat

Report on Navy Yard killings says Pentagon must focus more on defeating insider threats

Wednesday - 03/19/2014, 08:24am EDT

Pentagon reviews find Navy Yard shootings were preventable

Newly-released results of three parallel investigations into last September's Washington Navy Yard shootings point to serious gaps in the government's own security process. But the Navy's review finds the killings could have been prevented if the shooter's employer had disclosed troubling details about his recent behavior.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program

The Navy's newest approach to responsible drinking is only a download away.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 09:06am EDT
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Lt. Commander Keith Benson, program director, Naval District Washington

The Naval District Washington creates a new culture of energy consumption.

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:10am EDT
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More agencies turn to targeted buyouts, early retirements

While the latest rounds of buyouts and early retirements span agencies as diverse as the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management, one thing many of them have in common is the targeted nature of the offers. In many instances, agencies are targeting offers to employees in specific job areas or agency locations.

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 05:07pm EST

Navy to build its 'information dominance' forces through new command

Navy Cyber Forces, already headquartered in Suffolk, Va., will take over responsibility for building the knowledge workforce the Navy terms the "information dominance corps."

Monday - 02/24/2014, 03:53am EST
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US Navy ready to deploy laser for 1st time

US Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer; rail guns aren't far behind

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 12:34pm EST

Navy's legacy NMCI network to get another contract extension

Navy officials said Friday that a bid protest to the new Next Generation Enterprise Network contract played a part in once again delaying the transition away from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, which has been outsourced to an outside vendor for more than a decade.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:04pm EST

Obama nominates Bob Work to be No. 2 at DoD

Robert Work will return to the Defense Department for a third tour of duty. He was in the Marines for 27 years and served almost four years as undersecretary of the Navy.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:59pm EST

Navy to rename DC building where gunman killed 12

Navy Vice Adm. William Hilarides said in an email to employees on Tuesday that Building 197 will be named after Joshua Humphreys, who designed the Navy's first six frigates.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 07:17pm EST

Exam cheating scandal hits Navy nuclear force

Navy says at least 30 sailors implicated in alleged cheating on naval nuclear reactor tests

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 05:30pm EST
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