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Marine Corps News

Maritime Administration improves and strengthens the U.S. marine transportation system

The Maritime Administration's mission is to improve and strengthen the U.S. marine transportation system to meet the economic, environmental and security needs of the Nation.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:54pm EDT
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Navy issues draft RFP for next-generation network

The Navy has released its draft solicitation for its huge Next Generation Enterprise Network project, which replaces the current Navy-Marine Corps Intranet and could end up being the largest private IT network in the world. The draft RFP is the last step and the last opportunity for industry to comment before Navy issues a final RFP.

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 05:45am EDT

Top 10 agencies with telework issues

How does your agency compare to others when it comes to allowing employees to telework? The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives some insight.

Sunday - 10/02/2011, 08:55pm EDT

Marine Corps University Foundation

Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Retireed U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude.
September 23, 2011(Encore presentation October 7, 2011)

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:00pm EDT
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GAO praises DoD audit plans, questions implementation

In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:13am EDT
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Air Force at risk of missing financial audit deadline

The Navy and Army told the House Armed Services Committee they were on track to meet the 2017 deadline to have clean financial audit. The Army Corps of Engineers already achieved the goal and the Marine Corps is well on its way as well.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 07:47pm EDT

Navy, Marines lower bar on IT spending reviews

Each service will have a board to approve technology buys. The Department of the Navy CIO established the level for sign-off at $1 million, but the Navy and Marine Corps set their thresholds much lower. The goal is to gain more control than ever over IT purchases in order to reduce the technology budget by 25 percent over the next five years.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 07:06am EDT
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Navy to spend $500M for alternative energy

The Navy and Marines want the private sector to help them come up with replacements for petroleum based fuels as part of the departments' efforts at reducing their reliance on foreign sources of energy.

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 09:39am EDT
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Takai: DoD CIO can't 'mandate' culture change

Trying to change the culture-driven patterns of IT spending in the military services by issuing edicts would not work, and should not work, the Pentagon's chief information officer said. She said she sees her role as making sure the services have what they need, and that their IT efforts benefit DoD as an enterprise.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 01:33pm EDT
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Navy targets December for NGEN RFP

The Department of Navy is moving in a different direction for the follow-on to the NMCI contract. Officials said they are unsure how many contract awards they will make.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 04:18pm EDT
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Exclusive: Agencies detail buyout, hiring freeze plans

In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes

Monday - 07/25/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Frm. Marine doesn't hold "grievance" against Corps

A marine who took pot shots at the Pentagon says he didn't do it for the reasons most people think. Learn more in today's DoD Report.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 08:40am EDT

Navy launches new integrated, secure portal

There's a new web portal for Navy and the Marine Corps. Learn more in today's DoD Report

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 09:40am EDT

Female commander writes Marine history

Brigadier General Loretta Reynolds has become the first female commander of the Marine Corps' historic recruit depot at Parris Island, S.C.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 06:45pm EDT

Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON's non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 07:57am EDT
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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don't cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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Collaboration lessons from Army, Marine Corps training

GAO's Sharon Pickup explains how the Army and Marine Corps are working together and how your agency can work with other agencies to achieve a common goal.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:15pm EDT
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Defense puts green in its blueprints

Contractors building facilities for the Navy and Marine Corps have to offer up some green elements in their blueprints. WFED's Jared Serbu reports.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:40am EDT
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BRAC links and resources

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of important links and resources on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am EDT

USMC to cyber contractors: come ready or stay home

The Marine Corps has a message for the information and cyber technology industries: Unless their new communications and computing solutions can be deployed in a tip-of-the-spear environment, don't even bother to call.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 09:30am EDT
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