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Erik Fanning named new Air Force under secretary

The White House has named Erik Fanning as the new under secretary of the Air Force.

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Thursday - 08/02/2012, 09:11am EDT

Air Force swears in new vice chief of staff

Lt. Gen. Larry Spencer was pinned with his fourth star and was officially sworn in as the Air Force's vice chief of staff. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz did the honors during a Pentagon ceremony Friday. Spencer previously served as the director of force structure, resources and assessment with the Joint Staff.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD Report , Larry Spencer , Norton Schwartz , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Military branches refine cyber roles

Two years after U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the military services that provide its cyber forces are beginning to more tightly define their respective responsibilities in the joint cyber environment. Gen. Keith Alexander issued a memo recently giving each of the services a lead cyber role for specific geographic areas of the world.

Tags: DoD , Congress , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , Army , Air Force , Marine Corps , Rhett Hernandez , Suzanne Vautrinot , Michael Rogers , Mac Thornberry , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:21am EDT
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In Depth interviews - July 26

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: In Depth , Francis Rose , Ted Jung , Naval Sea Systems Command , Jim Lewis , CSIS , cyber bill , Robert Goldenkoff , pay debate , GAO

Friday - 07/27/2012, 01:53am EDT

Navy simplifies IT proposal template to focus on savings

The Navy's chief information officer released an abbreviated business case analysis template in an effort to encourage IT industry personnel to propose ideas focused on cost savings. The CIO must continue to decrease IT spending by 25 percent over the next four years.

Tags: DoD , technology , IT , budget , acquisition , Terry Halvorsen , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:07pm EDT

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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