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On DoD: Navy strategic sourcing; acquisition workforce morale

On this week's edition of On DoD, we discuss strategic sourcing in the Navy, plus the current state of the financial management workforce in DoD.

Tags: Jamie Halke , On DoD , Jared Serbu , Marine Corps , Tracy Greene , Grant Thornton

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 12:57pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Within the next few weeks, the Navy said it will finally finish its transition to a new operating structure for its IT network. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, all of the Navy's 300,000 users will be operating under a contract structure known as NGEN by the end of this month.

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Thursday - 09/11/2014, 09:46am EDT
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Navy on schedule for full transition to NGEN contract at end of this month

After years of acquisition planning, bid protests and then eventually a rolling process of migrating users from one contract to another, the Navy says all of its users will have moved to its new NGEN contract by the end of this month.

Tags: DoD , technology , NGEN , NMCI , mobility , Michael Abreau , Denby Starling , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:19pm EDT
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Capt. Jim Loper, Navy Warfare Development Command

The Navy has built an unmanned undersea vehicle that mimics the motions of the fish it resembles. The robotic fish is packed with acoustic sensors and cameras. Navy developers hope it will carry out a range full of missions like undersea mine detection or prolonged surveillance of ships, ports and submarines. Capt. Jim Loper is the concepts and innovation department head at the Navy Warfare Development Command in Norfolk, Virginia. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on Robo Tuna.

Tags: Jim Loper , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 09:19am EDT
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Five firms get $2.5B contract to install new network on Navy ships

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award will converge the heterogeneous IT architectures aboard Navy ships - all 630 of them - into a single, standards based architecture.

Tags: DoD , technology , CANES , industry , open architecture , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:48pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Right now, the Navy has more than 630 network baselines on its ships at sea. A contract the service awarded this week aims to change that. The Navy is committing up to $2.5 billion to five vendors who will replace that IT mishmash with a single, standards based network architecture. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , contracting

Friday - 08/22/2014, 09:45am EDT
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AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site.

Tags: DoD , cheating scandal

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 03:38am EDT

Ryan Dickover, Director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight, Navy

When the Navy needs to reform a program it sometimes turns to a special test called an Analysis of Alternatives. Right now the Navy's analysts are hard at work on acquisition reform. Ryan Dickover is director of eBusiness Policy and Oversight in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. He explained the AoA process on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Ryan Dickover , acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:07pm EDT
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Navy turns to strategic sourcing to cut conference spending

The Navy awarded blanket purchase agreements to 17 small businesses, which they hope will take care of most DoD's conference planning needs for the next three years.

Tags: DoD , conferences , acquisition , strategic sourcing , Jamey Halke , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:31am EDT
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