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7:39 am, July 29, 2014

Navy News

Obama, DoD order reviews of security procedures

In the wake of the shooting in which 12 civilian and contract employees were gunned down at the Washington Navy Yard Monday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of security procedures at all Defense Department bases worldwide.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 07:17pm EDT
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IG cites major flaws with Navy's vetting of contractors

In an effort to reduce costs, officials at the Navy put in place a system for granting contractors access to installations that ended up allowing as many as 52 convicted felons access to bases, according to a Defense Department inspector general report released Tuesday. The IG found the system, called Rapidgate, failed to comply with federal standards and that background checks were conducted using only publicly accessible databases. The security of Navy installations was thrown into the spotlight Monday after 34-year-old contractor Aaron Alexis entered the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning where he shot and killed 12 people.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 06:31pm EDT

Details emerge about Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis

A profile is emerging of Aaron Alexis, the man identified as the lone gunman in the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., that left 13 people dead Monday, including the shooter himself. Alexis was a former Navy reservist, a Defense Department contractor, a convert to Buddhism and a student of aeronautics. But he also had flashes of temper that led to run-ins with police in Fort Worth, Texas, and Seattle.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 04:14pm EDT

FBI identifies Navy Yard shooter as Defense contract employee and former Navy reservist

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that 34-year-old Aaron Alexis used a valid pass to enter the Navy Yard premises Monday. Alexis worked for The Experts, a subcontractor on an HP Enterprise Services contract to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network. He was able to obtain a valid pass to the Navy Yard through his work as a contractor.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 07:07am EDT

13 dead after shooting at Washington Navy Yard, shooter identified

Thirteen people are dead and more are injured after a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Monday morning. The shooter, who was killed during the incident, has been identified as Aaron Alexis of Texas.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 02:35pm EDT

Military: Budget cuts threaten ops like Syria

Military: US ships ready to strike Syria, but budget cuts threaten such future operations

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 02:08pm EDT

Obama nominates McKinsey consultant as deputy director for management

If confirmed by the Senate, Beth Cobert would become the DDM and lead the second term management agenda. Obama nominated deputy secretaries at VA and Education, and senior officials at the Navy and State.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Navy turns to online gaming to develop acquisition strategies

On this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Nick Guertin, the Navy's director of Transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, joins host Sean McCalley to discuss how online gaming is helping the Navy with its acquisition strategies.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 01:58pm EDT
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Cropsey calls 'Mayday' on Navy's declining supremacy

Seth Cropsey, the former Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, talks about the basics of the Navy's struggles.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:52pm EDT
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Navy tackles suicides, sex assaults head on

On this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Navy Rear Admiral Sean Buck, director of the 21st Century Sailor Office, joins host Sean McCalley to discuss the prevention of sexual assaults and suicides within the Defense Department.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 02:13pm EDT
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Navy: Training, testing may kill whales, dolphins

Navy: Training, testing may kill hundreds of whales, dolphins and injure thousands

Friday - 08/30/2013, 01:30pm EDT

Explosion in boathouse at NJ Navy base injures 8

Explosion in boathouse during maintenance at US Navy base in NJ injures 8, 1 seriously

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 12:20am EDT

Pacific Fleet's submarine force gets new commander

The most recent commander of U.S. submarines in Asia and the Middle East took command on Wednesday of the entire Pacific Fleet submarine force.

Monday - 08/12/2013, 11:54am EDT

CIO Council reorganizes, seeks more active role

The council is restructuring to match the Obama administration's technology priorities for innovation, governance and cybersecurity. It will now operate with three main committees instead of five.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 07:07am EDT

Sequestration worsening the condition of Navy ships

The Navy entered 2010 with what officials say was a fleet that was well below acceptable standards for material readiness. It's made gains in its maintenance procedures since then, which the service says sequestration will quickly undo.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:49am EDT
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Navy pushes for total server virtualization to cut costs

The Department of the Navy will begin to virtualize its services and hopes to achieve total server virtualization by 2017, in an effort to cut costs. The service has been active in cutting IT costs in the wake of Defense budget cuts.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:02am EDT

Navy running out of options to reduce the pain of sequestration in 2014, beyond

Next fiscal year would lack the luxury of using prior-year unobligated funds to help fill the gap created by sequestration in 2013. The DoN also would still have more people on its payroll than it can afford to pay.

Monday - 07/22/2013, 05:56am EDT
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Navy acquisition chief Branch discusses procurement strategies

This week on "Off the Shelf," Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Procurement discusses the Navy's procurement strategies.
July 16, 2013 (This show originally aired June 4, 2013)

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:58pm EDT
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Losing bidders protest Navy's massive NGEN contract

Without commenting on the reasons behind the protest, a team led by Computer Sciences Corporation challenged the Navy's decision to award a multibillion dollar contract to operate IT networks to a competing team headed up by HP.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 08:48pm 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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