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Navy links cyber workforce training to commercial certifications

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen issued a policy making IT security training provided by the services to sailors and Marines equitable to commercial accreditations. He said the department shouldn't have to pay for civilian education courses when DoD programs work just as well.

Tags: workforce , technology , Terry Halvorsen , Navy , cybersecurity , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Military leaders assert zero-tolerance for hazing

Military services still struggle to track hazing incidents, but insist incidents that harm or demean servicemembers won't be tolerated.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , Navy , Coast Guard , Air Force , Rick West , Michael Barrett , Judy Chu , Mike Coffman , hazing , Harry Lew , Danny Chen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/26/2012, 05:51am EDT
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Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Navy , Terry Halvorsen , GSA , enterprise licenses agreements , SmartBUY , Microsoft , IT efficiencies , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Analysis: DoD budget will 'severely constrain' Army, Marine vehicle modernization

The Army and Marine Corps will be in the market for a new generation of ground vehicles soon. But acquisition officials there should think hard before they buy, according to Dr. Andrew Krepinevich, the president of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Krepinevich discussed the trends likely to impact the development of combat vehicles.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , ground combat vehicles , Andrew Krepinevich , CSBA , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 03/12/2012, 05:30pm EDT
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Marines to reduce by half in Afghanistan this year

arines will lead the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan this year, reducing by about half their numbers in the key province of Helmand as Afghans move fully into the combat lead there, a top U.S. general said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , John Toolan , Charles Gurganus

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 06:40pm EST

DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , Sharon Burke , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Army , Green government , energy savings

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST
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Marine dies after training in California desert

Officials say a Marine has collapsed and died after a day of training in the California desert in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , Camp Lejeune , Afghanistan

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 11:24pm EST

Veteran strives to be 'part of something' in federal workforce

Andrew Goodrich, a ranger with the National Park Service, shares his story of being an injured Iraq War veteran finding a new home as a federal employee. He describes some of the challenges he faced and the accommodations his employers provided to to help him achieve success in the workplace.

Tags: Andrew Goodrich , NPS , Wounded Warrior Project , DoD , Operation: Warfighter , Veteran Affairs , workforce , hiring , Iraq , PTSD , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:02am EST
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Marine found not guilty in Hawaii hazing trial

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , hazing

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:10pm EST
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