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2 shot at Nat'l Guard armory; gunman in custody

2 soldiers shot, wounded at National Guard armory in Tennessee; shooter in custody

Friday - 10/25/2013, 04:54am EDT

DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

Virtually every one of DoD's acquisition programs took a hit from sequestration in the first year of sequestration, officials from each of the military services told lawmakers this week. But the next few years of the 10-year spending restrictions could be much more painful, especially if Congress doesn't return to the process of enacting regular appropriations bills.

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:46am EDT
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Former recruiter in custody after shooting at Navy property in Tenn.

The Navy said the suspect was in custody after the shooting at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, near Memphis. The Navy said two soldiers were wounded, though neither had life- threatening injuries.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 02:57pm EDT

Navy Yard task force focusing on return to normal

A month after IT contractor Aaron Alexis gunned down a dozen colleagues at the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy has assembled a team of experts to handle every aspect of the recovery effort, from restoring operations at the facility to continuing to care for those affected by the tragedy. Dennis McGinn, the assistant secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installation and Environment (EI&E) has been tasked with leading the recovery task force.

Monday - 10/21/2013, 02:24pm EDT
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Morin paints challenging way ahead for Air Force's audit readiness

Jamie Morin, the outgoing comptroller and President Barack Obama's nominee to be DoD's second director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, told lawmakers Thursday that the Air Force would struggle to meet the 2014 financial management deadline. Jo Ann Rooney, the nominee to be undersecretary of the Navy, said furloughs from sequestration and the government shutdown have delayed progress on several programs.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:27pm EDT
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FBI releases video of shooter entering Navy Yard building

The FBI says Aaron Alexis did not target individuals when he went on a shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard. A video released by the FBI shows Alexis arriving at the Navy Yard by car and entering Building 197, the headquarters of Naval Sea Systems Command.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 02:11pm EDT

Navy officials push for security clearance changes

The Navy, in a report released Monday, revealed that the shooter, Aaron Alexis, did not disclose a 2004 arrest or some financial problems when he filled out his application for a security clearance when he joined the Navy as a reservist several years later. And officials said the background report given to the Navy at the time, also failed to reveal that he had shot out the tires of another person's car during a 2004 dispute in Seattle.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 04:10am EDT

Navy halts search for 2 missing airmen in Red Sea

US Navy suspends search for 2 missing airmen after Red Sea helicopter crash

Monday - 09/23/2013, 02:10pm EDT

NAVSEA looks to temporarily relocate workers in wake of Navy Yard shooting

Naval Sea Systems Command leadership will work to find alternative work accommodations for the 3,000 employees who worked in the command's headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard facility. The building was the site of a mass shooting Monday in which 13, people, including the gunman, were killed.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 04:33pm EDT

OPM defends 2007 background check of Navy Yard shooter

The same company that performed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's background investigation also performed a check of Aaron Alexis, the IT contractor who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. The Office of Personnel Management said it believes Alexis' background check was complete and that the Defense Department signed off on the results of the background check.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 01:45pm EDT

Military focuses on return to normalcy as Navy Yard reopens

Most of the Washington Navy Yard reopened this morning, with an increased security presence at the gates and in the facility. The Navy's goal is to provide whatever counseling and support is necessary to its employees to return the base to normalcy.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:30pm EDT
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Who were the victims in the Washington Navy Yard shooting?

Thirteen people were killed when 34-year-old Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Sept. 16. The shooter himself was killed in a gun battle with the police. These are the stories of the victims.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 12:48pm EDT

Navy Yard shooting victims had long careers there

Navy Yard shootings victims had long government careers; many in their 50s or older

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 06:04am EDT

Four years after Ft. Hood, Pentagon still studying base security

DoD still is working to implement dozens of recommendations that followed the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. The Pentagon wants to create a system that notifies security managers about potential problems with clearance holders ahead of time.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 05:52am EDT
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Navy contractor left cryptic messages on shotgun

A Navy contractor who shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard left a cryptic message on a shotgun he used in the massacre.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 04:30am EDT

Evacuation order lifted at Navy base in Va.

A Navy official said two Fleet Forces Command buildings were evacuated after a suspicious person was questioned by authorities. Spokeswoman Beth Baker says the person is a Navy retiree who had a valid ID to access the base. There was no indication he had a weapon.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:51pm EDT

Navy outlines energy goals and investments

Dr. Richard Carlin, director of the Navy's Sea Warfare and Weapons Department in the Office of Naval Research, outlines his organization's energy goals and the Navy's increasing investments in its Energy Excelerator program.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:11pm EDT
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Senators seek probe into how Navy shooter got clearance

Key senators on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee are seeking answers into how the contractor employee responsible for the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 12 people obtained his security clearance. In a Sept. 18 letter, Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), requested the Office of Personnel Management's inspector general look into what type of clearance the shooter, identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, held as well as what federal agency conducted his background investigation.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Navy gunman's mom: 'I don't know why he did it'

Navy Yard gunman's mother says son 'now in a place where he can no longer do harm'

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 03:54pm EDT

Navy commander, 2 others charged in bribery scheme

Naval commander, NCIS investigator, defense contractor charged in international bribery scheme

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 10:42am EDT
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