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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

Navy sets up multiple avenues for survivors, employees to get help

Ed Cannon, the Navy's director of fleet and family readiness program, said the service deployed its special psychiatric rapid intervention team to provide assistance to employees who survived the tragedy at the Navy Yard.

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:02am EDT
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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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