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Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

The U.S. Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.

Tags: DoD , Charles Gaouette

Saturday - 10/27/2012, 05:23pm EDT

Navy sending fewer ship mattresses to landfills

When the USS Enterprise returns home from its final deployment, one of the first items that will be stripped from the aircraft carrier will be the thousands of mattresses its sailors have worn out over the past few years.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/26/2012, 06:21am EDT

Submarine collision investigation leaders named

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Monday - 10/15/2012, 06:05pm EDT

DoD carries weight of governmentwide small business goal

As the biggest spender in the federal government, the Defense Department has the greatest potential to award contracts to small businesses. But the nature and breadth of defense contracts can leave out small firms. In part one of Federal News Radio's special report, The Small Business Dilemma, we examine how the Pentagon is taking steps to make it easier for small firms to do business with the department.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , Alice Williams , Army Contracting Command , Sean Crean , Naval Supply Systems Command , set-asides , Mitch Free , Connecting to American Manufacturing , MFG.com , Small Business Dilemma , small business , Jolie Lee , exclusive

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 08:00am EDT

Prudent cuts or bathroom roulette? New savings require careful aim

If your bathroom at work is only cleaned three times a week, instead of daily, does that constitute cruel and unusual punishment? Shore-based Navy civilian and military personnel are about to find out, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , DoD , budget

Friday - 10/12/2012, 02:00am EDT

Sailors await resolution in prostitution scandal

U.S. Southern Command says the investigation surrounding the two sailors is still going on, but a lawyer for one of the sailors says it shouldn't take this long to reach a decision. Charges were read against all the other military members allegedly involved two months ago.

Tags: DoD , Secret Service , Carl Levin , Senate Armed Services Committee

Monday - 10/01/2012, 06:08pm EDT

Navy honors Tatigian's 70 years of service

Sarkis Tatigian enlisted in the Navy as a 17-year-old sailor in 1942. After the war, he continued his service to the department in various jobs in and out of uniform. Now, he is being recognized for his seven decades of dedication to the Navy.

Tags: DoD , NAVSEA , people , Sean Crean , Ray Mabus , Brian Persons , procurement , small business , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:14pm EDT

From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.

Tags: DoD , financial management , audit readiness , Robert Hale , Elizabeth McGrath , Congress , Air Force , Gladys Commons , Marilyn Thomas , DEAMS , ERP , House Armed Services Committee , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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