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Navy News

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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Navy strikes enterprise licensing deal with Oracle

Navy department's second large enterprise licensing agreement will save an estimated $60 million over five years. Navy and Marine Corps components are required to use it for all of the Oracle database products it covers.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 04:42pm EDT

Senators blast military response to sex assaults

Pentagon brass calls sexual assault 'like a cancer,' but insists commanders keep authority

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 02:48am EDT

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.
June 4, 2013

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 04:58pm EDT
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Sequestration slows network modernization that Navy can't wait for

In the initial round of installations, the Navy hoped to outfit 15 ships with the new standardized IT architecture. But fiscal 2013 budget problems will cut the number of ships roughly in half.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:59am EDT
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Marine Corps prepares to cut cord on NMCI

The Marine Corps will transition on Saturday to a government-owned, government-operated IT network, ending its 12-year reliance on the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The Navy said it expects to award the follow-on contract to NMCI by June 30.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Navy targets billions more in IT savings

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen says the Navy and Marine Corps have already reduced IT spending by $2 billion, and will soon target billions more in technology spending.

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 12:03pm EDT
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Navy unveils squadron of manned, unmanned craft

Navy unveils its first squadron with both manned and unmanned aircraft

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Sequestration already biting Navy, Marines readiness

Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line "aren't doing much." The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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DoD's 2014 budget: Fewer civilians, higher retiree health fees

The Defense Department's 2014 budget proposal reduces the size of the civilian workforce slightly, increases TRICARE premiums, and requests another round of base closures. It also calls for a slight raise for both civilian employees and uniformed servicemembers. The budget significantly exceeds the Defense spending caps in current law.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 12:52pm EDT

Budget cuts end Blue Angels' 2013 season

Budget cuts force Navy's Blue Angels stunt pilots to cancel performances for the rest of 2013

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 02:48pm EDT
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