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Navy radio might be crippling Conn. garage doors

The signal is part of the Enterprise Land Mobile Radio system, which is used by the military to coordinate responses with civil emergency workers, said Chris Zendan, a spokesman for submarine base in Groton.

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Monday - 07/23/2012, 04:42pm EDT

Civilian Navy employee charged in connection with sub fire

A civilian employee of the Navy faces up to life in prison for allegedly setting fire to the USS Miami, a nuclear-powered attack submarine while it was dry docked in Maine. The fire caused more than $400 million in damages, mostly to the torpedo room and command area inside the submarine's forward compartment. The Miami was dry docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine for a complete overhaul.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose , submarine fire

Monday - 07/23/2012, 06:35pm EDT

Navy sharpens acquisition pencil to find savings

The service is taking a four-pronged approach to improve its procurement process and find savings. A review board looks at all acquisitions to make sure its strategy and contract formation are beneficial. Other agencies, like NASA and DHS, are consolidating more contracts into larger buys.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DHS , NASA , Mike Smith , Elliott Branch , Joanne Woytek , Coalition for Government Procurement , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , DoD

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Stennis aircraft carrier deploys ahead of schedule

Just four months after returning from the Middle East, about 5,500 sailors attached to the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier and strike group will return to Central Command, a region that includes Iran, to relieve a carrier group currently stationed in the area.

Tags: DoD Report , DoD , Iran , USS Stennis , USS Enterprise

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 04:53pm EDT

Navy ships test alternative fuels

The Navy is testing whether alternative fuels can keep its fleet moving on a large scale.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Great Green Fleet , alternative fuels , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 09:11am EDT

Navy begins live-fire training in Pacific Ocean

The exercises included sinking a decommissioned naval ship at sea. More than 25,000 military personnel are participating.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD Report

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 08:22pm EDT

Navy says 'no' to lawmaker's layoff request

Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) asked the Navy to postpone its layoff dates for a year. The Navy is laying off 3,000 sailors to help balance its force profile.

Tags: Scott Rigell , retirement , layoffs , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , benefits

Friday - 07/13/2012, 09:17am EDT

In Depth interviews - July 12

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Bill Dougan , NFFE , Mark Vandroff , Todd Harrison , CSBA , Steve Caldwell , GAO , Frank Figliuzzi , FBI , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 07/13/2012, 01:24am EDT

DoD wants to shift $1 billion to Navy drones

DoD has asked Congress to reprogram $1 billion from accounts dedicated to building up Afghanistan's national security forces.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , budget , drones , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:54am EDT

Navy, Marine Corps consolidate Microsoft purchases

The Department of the Navy has signed a deal with the Microsoft that would consolidate nearly 30 different licensing arrangements with the world's largest software maker into one agreement.

Tags: Marine Corps , Terry Halvorsen , Microsoft , Sean Stackley , Tim Solms , management , technology , DoD , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 05:13am EDT
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