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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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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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