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Navy aims for more accountability, centralized authority in acquisition commands

After a decade in which relatively few questions were asked about resource allocations, Navy and Marine Corps acquisition leaders are moving to adjust to a new reality.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , acquisition , industry , DoD budget , NAVSEA , NAVAIR , SPAWAR , MARCORSYSCOM , Frank Kelley , Patrick Brady , Kevin McCoy , David Architzel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:38am EDT
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On the show today - April 16

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 , Susie Alderson , Michael Gotje , David Trybula , Jim Lewis , CSIS , cybersecurity , Estonia

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:23pm EDT

Navy tries to stave off commanders' career-ending missteps

Twenty-two commanding officers were removed from their positions in 2011. The offenses of relieved commanders run the gamut, and they run across all of the Navy's mission areas. The Navy wants its incoming commanders to be wary of the "intoxicating" aspects of leadership.

Tags: DoD , Jonathan Greenert , 21st Century Sailor and Marine , management , sexual assault , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:44am EDT
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Unmanned vessel could soon be working for Navy

Defense contractor Textron Inc. demonstrated what it calls its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel technology Thursday at its Textron Marine & Land Systems shipyard in New Orleans.

Tags: DoD , Textron Systems , contracting

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 08:54pm EDT

Bad news, worse news: Feast or famine

After two weeks of dining on GSA's fiasco in the desert, the fickle American public is looking for some juicy, replacement news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. It may be something to do with the Kardashians ... or even the Pentagon.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , workforce , GSA ,

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

DoD experts weigh in on the way out of budget squeeze

In a world of shrinking budgets, federal agencies are constantly looking to improve performance. No one is dealing with that more right now than the Department of Defense. But the DoD, with its inherent emphasis on mission and metrics, is also poised to adapt to this new climate better than anyone else. On the Federal Drive, several DoD experts weighed in on balancing performance and resources.

Tags: Dave Bennett , Eric Fanning , Natalie Houghtby-Haddon , DISA , GPRA , metrics , performance measurement , DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/06/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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Lockheed Martin receives $1B Navy contract

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors has received a $1 billion contract from the Naval Air Systems Command, the Defense Department said. Lockheed will provide new avionics and display systems for military aircraft.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , DoD Report , Naval Air Systems Command , Lockheed Martin

Friday - 04/06/2012, 08:59am EDT

Navy squadron readies for F-35 C Lightning Two JSF

The Navy is already preparing to teach the next generation of sailors how to fly the F-35 C Lightning Two Joint Strike Fighter, according to a post on Navy.mil.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose , F-35 C Lightning Two

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 09:13pm EDT

Ship competition may offer Navy a buying model for the future

Lockheed Martin and Austal are currently building 55 Littoral Combat Ships for the Navy. Kevin Brancato, a defense analyst for BGov and author of the report, "'Real Competition' for The Littoral Combat Ship," discusses how the Navy's competition between the two contractors may serve as a model for future acquisitions.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , LCS , DoD , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , DoD Report

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 06:01pm EDT
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