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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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Air Force is next to move to DoD enterprise email

The military's chief information officer, Teri Takai, said after the Army completes its migration to DISA's email-as-a-service, the Air Force will be next. She said the Navy also is in discussions to move to the cloud. DoD soon will release a new cloud computing strategy and standards guide for industry.
March 22, 2012(Encore presentation April 19, 2012)

Tags: technology , Teri Takai , DoD , Army , Air Force , cloud computing , enterprise email , identity management , data center consolidation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:25pm EDT
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Recruitment not a problem for Navy, Marine Corps

A decade of war has not deterred people from signing up to work for the Navy and Marine Corps. Juan Garcia, the Navy's assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, said retention rates are so high the agency has had to let some people go.

Tags: Juan Garcia , USMC , recruitment , retention , workforce

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 02:05am EDT
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