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Tom Kearney, Naval Sea Systems Command

The work of Kearney and his team on the M-K 54 torpedo led to their Navy Acquisition Excellence Award.

Tags: Tom Kearney , Naval Sea Systems Command , DoD , acquisition , contracting , Naval Acquisition Excellence Award

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Chris MacDonald, Naval Sea Systems

The Navy recognized the best of its acquisition workforce in a ceremony last month. One of the winners: the team behind the new Ocean Class research vessel. A contract for the first of the new ships was awarded last fall.

Tags: Chris MacDonald , Naval Sea Systems , Navy Acquisition Excellence Award , DoD , In Depth , acquisition , contracting

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:42pm EDT

Irene Katacinski, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Katacinski is the deputy for small business programs of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.

Tags: Irene Katacinski , Naval Surface Warfare Center , DoD , acquisition , contracting , small business

Friday - 08/24/2012, 02:21pm EDT

Navy Capt. Mark Vandroff

Capt. Mark Vandroff is the program manager for the DDG-51 program, a class that's been serving in the Navy fleet since the early 1990s.

Tags: Mark Vandroff , Navy Acquisition Excellence Award , DoD , acquisition , DDG-51

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 03:40pm EDT

Ted Jung, Naval Sea Systems Command

The Navy makes heavy use of electromagnetic waves. Whether it's a '60s-era Slick-32 or a high-powered microwave, the Navy relies on its acquisition community to keep its technology costs down.

Tags: Ted Jung , Naval Sea Systems Command , acquisition

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 03:29pm EDT

Report: Officer removed after harassment claims

The commanding officer of a Florida-based warship was removed from his post during an overseas deployment after several female crew members alleged that he sexually harassed women aboard ship, according to a Navy report.

Tags: NATO , DoD , sexual harassment , missile defense , Personnel Management

Monday - 08/20/2012, 09:27pm EDT

USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor

For 17 minutes on Sunday, the ship cruised west across Boston Harbor, reaching a maximum speed of 3.1 knots. It was its first sail under its own power since turning 200 in 1997.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , USS Constitution ,

Sunday - 08/19/2012, 08:52pm EDT

Veneece McNeley, Naval Facilities Engineering Command

One for big business, one for small. That's how one Navy division is handing out its contract dollars, and it's helped them earn a prestigious award — the Secretary's Cup.

Tags: Veneece McNeley , Naval Facilities Engineering Command , DoD , acquisition

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:26am EDT

Navy wants lasers to knock out drones

The Office of Naval Research is asking industry for proposals to develop the new weapon. A demonstration has already shown what's possible.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Office of Naval Research

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 08:47am EDT

DoD cutting back on use of live animals for surgery training

Both the Defense Department and animal right activists hope to reduce or end the use of 6,000 live animals a year for trauma surgery training.

Tags: DoD Report , Marine Corps , surgery training , cut suits , Federal Drive , Marine Corps Times

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:26am EDT
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