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US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa

About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday.

Tags: DoD , Obama administration

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:14am EDT

Ex-Marine aims camera at self to heal from the war

An ex-Marine filmmaker whose unit carried pocket digital cameras into some of the worst fighting in Iraq is using that footage, and post-war interviews, to open viewers' eyes about combat and help himself deal with the lasting emotional impact.

Tags: DoD , people , Iraq

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:00am EDT

Navy seeks ouster of 2 Marines after Haditha case

The Navy on Thursday initiated dismissal proceedings against two Marines from a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, saying they lied to military investigators after the massacre.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , Iraq , Navy ,

Friday - 04/20/2012, 12:25am EDT

Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Tags: DoD , financial improvement and audit readiness , ERP , Robert Hale , Robert McVay , Jamie Morin , Claire McCaskill , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Army , Navy , Air Force , Robert Work , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Budget glass is more than half full for Navy, Marine Corps

Navy and Marine Corps officials are upbeat about how they'll fare under the current round of budget cuts. Navy Department officials said the strategy DoD developed following the passage of the Budget Control Act aligns perfectly with the capabilities of the maritime services.

Tags: DoD , Navy , budget , Budget Control Act , sequestration , Robert Work , Buck McKeon , Ray Mabus

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Navy aims for more accountability, centralized authority in acquisition commands

After a decade in which relatively few questions were asked about resource allocations, Navy and Marine Corps acquisition leaders are moving to adjust to a new reality.

Tags: DoD , Navy , acquisition , industry , DoD budget , NAVSEA , NAVAIR , SPAWAR , MARCORSYSCOM , Frank Kelley , Patrick Brady , Kevin McCoy , David Architzel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:38am EDT
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Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Army , defense , Stephen Smith , Ray Letteer , Howard Schmidt , Emma Garrison-Alexander , TSA , White House , mobile computing , McAfee , DISA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:18am EDT
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Marine Corps' portable solar-energy units mean fewer IED deaths

The Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and as part of a broad strategy to shift consumption to renewable sources, the Marine Corps is rolling out its Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS). Project manager Michael Gallagher told In Depth that GREENS saves not only fossil fuels and money, but also lives.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , renewable energy , Michael Gallagher , Afghanistan , IEDs

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:46pm EDT
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Marines seek DOD guidance on social media use

Marine Corps officials are seeking additional guidance from the Pentagon regarding service members' use of social media amid discharge proceedings against a Camp Pendleton sergeant who criticized President Barack Obama on Facebook.

Tags: DoD , Barack Obama

Friday - 04/06/2012, 07:35pm EDT
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