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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

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

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

Rear Adm. Mat Winter, Chief, Office of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research has an update to its strategic plan and a new chief to help to put those priorities in place. Rear Adm. Mat Winter, the new chief of Naval Research, has been on the job for about four weeks. Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson spoke to the new ONR chief at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology expo. He tells her what ONR looks for when updating its strategic plan.

Tags: Mat Winter , Office of Naval Research , DoD , In Depth , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 05:00pm EST

Dr. William "Kip" Krebs, Warfighter Performance Dept., Office of Naval Research

The Navy has a powerful software system that dramatically reduces the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions. That same software recently made its way above the surface and was installed on the guided missile cruiser, USS Mobile Bay. Dr. Kip Krebs, program officer in the Office of Naval Research's Warfighter Performance Department, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the app's uses.

Tags: William Krebs , Office of Naval Research , USS Mobile Bay , technology , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/30/2015, 10:45am EST

Robot door greeters first step toward robot Marines?

The Navy is funding robotic door greeters to learn more about potential futuristic training options for the Marine Corps.

Tags: DoD , Office of Naval Research , Marine Corps , University of Central Florida , AMITIES , technology , Science and Technology Strategic Plan , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 03:49pm EST

Navy officer fired, probe involves affair, suspicious death

The Navy captain in charge of the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired and is being investigated in connection with an alleged affair with a woman on the base and the recent death of her husband, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Tags: Guantanamo Bay , Christopher Tur , John Nettleton

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 12:28am EST

Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

The Littoral Combat Ship U.S.S. Fort Worth is in the Java Sea, helping with the effort to recover the remains of the Air Asia flight. The ship's work in that effort is generating a discussion about the future of the LCS program. Sydney Freedberg in Breaking Defense writes the mission "shows why the Navy needs something like LCS at all." Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix is senior fellow and director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program for the Center for a New American Security. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained if he thinks the LCS program has turned the corner and is headed toward respectability in Congress.

Tags: Jerry Hendrix , Littoral Combat Ship , enter for a New American Security , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:08pm EST

Jamie Barnett, Cybersecurity Practice Partner, Venable

CENTCOM's Twitter and YouTube accounts are back up and running after Islamic State sympathizers hacked the sites yesterday. The Defense Department says the attack lasted for about 30 minutes. The sites posted threatening messages about American troops and showed pro-Islamic State images. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett is a partner for the cybersecurity practice at Venable. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what the cybervandalism means for CENTCOM and national security.

Tags: Jamie Barnett , Venable , DoD , cybersecuirty , U.S. Cyber Command , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:10pm EST

Barney Rubel, Former Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, US Naval College

Critics of the Navy's maritime strategy -- or lack thereof -- are all over the federal defense community. One retired officer tells the U.S. Naval Institute the defense community may not understand what the word "strategy" means anymore. Congressman Randy Forbes has an open letter to chief of naval operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, asking him to lead an effort to restore strategic planning to the Navy. Barney Rubel is former dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the U.S. Naval War College. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those critics are missing an important piece of the strategy puzzle.

Tags: Barney Rubel , U.S. Naval War College , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:13pm EST
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