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Navy opens first LEED Platinum facility

Navy officials cut the ribbon on the$11.2 million Naval Operational Support Center Phoenix at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. on March 30.

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

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 08:09pm EDT

Navy tests cutting-edge technologies at new research lab

Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu tagged along for a tour of the Navy's new Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, where robots get to interact with the real world without going outside the Beltway.

Tags: DoD , Laboratory for Autonomous Research , Federal Drive , technology , robotics , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 06:13am EDT
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NAVSEA program lets new hires dive into careers

The Naval Sea Systems Command—the division of the Navy responsible for the building, purchase and maintenance of ships—has won an award for its year-long program for new hires, which offers seminars, etiquette training and even tours of submarines. Emily Grauwiler, the manager of the program, told Federal News Radio that onboarding is about more than just getting a manual and a desk.

Tags: NAVSEA , onboarding , Emily Grauwiler , Human Capital Management Defense Award , human capital management , 2012 HCMD Conference

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 12:19pm EDT
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The Navy is seeking a fleet of 300 ships by 2040

The latest plan is to build nine ships a year for the next three decades — and then renovate the others, the Navy Times reports.

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

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:55pm EDT

Navy divides focus between energy efficiencies, alternative fuels

The military may be the biggest user of energy in the federal government, but the Navy is doing its part to lessen the load, according to Tom Hicks, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy.

Tags: Tom Hicks , Green government , Agency of the Month , Francis Rose , Energy

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 12:26pm EDT
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Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tags: Ray Mabus , David Van Buren , DoD , Marine Corps , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , acquisition workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Navy links cyber workforce training to commercial certifications

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen issued a policy making IT security training provided by the services to sailors and Marines equitable to commercial accreditations. He said the department shouldn't have to pay for civilian education courses when DoD programs work just as well.

Tags: workforce , technology , Terry Halvorsen , Marine Corps , cybersecurity , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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Military leaders assert zero-tolerance for hazing

Military services still struggle to track hazing incidents, but insist incidents that harm or demean servicemembers won't be tolerated.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , Marine Corps , Coast Guard , Air Force , Rick West , Michael Barrett , Judy Chu , Mike Coffman , hazing , Harry Lew , Danny Chen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/26/2012, 05:51am EDT
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Navy opens its first alternative fueling station

Naval Facilities Engineering Command opened the first of three planned stations that pump E-85, a fuel made up mostly of ethanol. The Navy Secretary said he wants the service to cut is use of petroleum fuel by 50 percent and set a deadline of 2015.

Tags: Green government , Hawaii , alternative fuel , ethanol , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/26/2012, 07:41am EDT

Navy lab researches cutting-edge technologies in ocean, rain forest — without leaving the office

The Navy opened the doors last week on a new laboratory tasked with cutting-edge research on robotics and unmanned systems. And befitting the science-fiction-like focus of research, the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, located at the Naval Research Laboratory's main Washington, D.C.site, has its own state-of-the-art facilities.

Tags: DoD , technology , Naval Research Laboratory , Laboratory for Autonomous Research , In Depth , Francis Rose , Alan Schultz

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 09:52pm EDT
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