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Kirby to step down as chief Pentagon spokesman

The Pentagon's chief spokesman is leaving as Ash Carter takes over as the new defense secretary.

Tags: John Kirby , DoD , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel ,

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 06:10pm EST

Navy can't afford to fix all of its cyber vulnerabilities, so time to prioritize

A task force assigned to take a holistic view of the Navy's cybersecurity posture catalogues security holes across the Navy enterprise, and concludes that plugging each one would cost an absurd amount of money.

Tags: DoD , technology , Task Force Cyber Awakening , cybersecurity , NMCI , Matthew Swartz , Brian Marsh , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/16/2015, 04:20am EST
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Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, Director, Naval Surface Warfare

The USS Kauffman is now the last of its breed. The 453-foot Navy ship is on a six-month deployment that marks the final mission for any Navy frigate. All the rest have been decommissioned. Kauffmann will follow suit when it returns from Central America in September. Rear Adm. Peter Fanta, the Navy's director of Surface Warfare, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the rationale behind the decommissioning, the policy behind it and how the Navy intends to replace the frigates.

Tags: Peter Fanta , Naval Surface Warfare Center , DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/13/2015, 09:54am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is part-way through it's first-ever attempt to take an enterprise-wide approach to cybersecurity. There's good news and bad news so far: The service now has a robust accounting of all of its cyber vulnerabilities. But fixing all of them would cost more than the Navy can afford. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth

Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:17pm EST
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Navy brings IT, business, innovation under one roof

The Department of the Navy is taking a more corporate approach to meeting the ever-changing mission needs with technology, said Maura Sullivan, the Department of Navy's chief of strategy and innovation.

Tags: technology , management , innovation , Maura Sullivan , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:45pm EST
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3 Navy rear admirals reprimanded in corruption scandal

Three Navy rear admirals linked to a massive bribery scandal that cost the government at least $20 million have been reprimanded but will not face criminal charges, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , Ray Mabus , Michael Miller , Terry Kraft , David Pimpo , corruption

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 02:40am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Navy and Marine Corps are investing millions of dollars in unmanned helicopters, jeeps and ships, which sound like they're right out of science fiction novels. The scientists and technologists were in full geek mode as they discussed the next generation vehicles and weapons at the recent Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller visited the expo and spoke with several of the people behind the new innovations.

Tags: Jason Miller , Marine Corps , In Depth

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:55pm EST
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Bill Welch, Partner, McMahon, Welch and Learned

Federal agencies are wise to contractors that low-ball their contract prices just to get a deal. Some of those companies try to get around the low price by doing the work at normal price anyway, and getting the agency to reimburse them. Bill Welch is partner at McMahon, Welch and Learned. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he did a post-mortem on a recent Navy contract that shows the agency's catching on to this tactic.

Tags: Bill Welch , McMahon, Welch and Learned , contracting , In Depth

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:39pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Right out of a science fiction novel, the Navy and Marine Corps are investing millions of dollars in unmanned helicopters, jeeps and boats. The scientists and technologists were in full geek mode as they discussed the next generation of vehicles and weapons at the recent Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller visited the expo. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he shared some of the descriptions the experts behind these technology innovations gave him.

Tags: Jason Miller , Marines , Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/09/2015, 06:59am EST
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Steve Anderson, Principal Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center

A Navy scientist won the 2014 NATO Science and Technology Organization's Scientific Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to aerospace science and technology or aerospace systems applications. The winner was Steve Anderson, a Principal Scientist with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to detail how he won.

Tags: Steve Anderson , Naval Surface Warfare Center , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , NATO , science and technology , DoD ,

Monday - 02/09/2015, 09:02am EST
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