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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

GAO evaluates overbudget, overdue helicopter program

The Pentagon is under fire from investigators who are "concerned" about a weapons program that's over budget and past its deadline.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 04:13pm EDT
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Marines going green to save lives

The Marine Corps is going green to save lives rather than to save the planet.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 09:40am EDT

Army, Marines begin separate ERP rollouts

The Army and Marine Corps are both in the early phases of deploying logistics accountability systems that will replace a collection of disconnected, stovepiped IT systems and processes that have grown up since the 1960s. Though the systems share the same objective, they were made by different vendors, prompting questions from one member of Congress.

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 07:35am EDT
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CIO will treat Navy, USMC as one IT enterprise

Terry Halvorsen, who was named the Department of the Navy chief information officer in November, told attendees at a San Diego conference that his organization would seek to build more effective, efficient IT structures by leveraging the size and capabilities of both the Navy and Marine Corps. He also predicted the department's IT operation would have to meet its responsibilities with fewer people and fewer resources than it now has.

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:12am EST
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Marine General: Inaction will encourage piracy

While the military, FBI and Justice Department are working on the next steps for recently captured pirates, what should we be doing to stop the problem in the first place? We ask Tom Wilkerson with the U.S. Naval Institute.

Friday - 02/25/2011, 10:50am EST
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USMC Commandant glad EFV is gone

About 80 percent of the Corps' tactical vehicle budget would have gone to the costly program.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 09:40am EST

Mullen rebukes USMC's Amos over DADT

The top U.S. military officer said Monday he was startled by a public panning of the proposal to lift the military's ban on gays from the head of the Marine Corps.

Monday - 11/08/2010, 09:40am EST

Navy begins dismantling NMCI for NGEN

The service will issue the first of five RFPs in a matter of weeks for cybersecurity services. The other solicitations are coming over the next year for everything from enterprise software to transport services. More than three-quarters of the users said they are pleased with the NMCI, according to the most recent customer satisfaction survey.

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:43am EDT
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