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Navy seeks data analytics to help overhaul personnel practices

The Department of the Navy plans to use one of the three projects in its Innovation Cell to create data analytics for talent management. The goal of the cell is to rapidly acquire commercial IT by involving industry early in the requirements process.

Tags: DoD , Technology , acquisition , Innovation Cell , workforce , talent management , Bill Moran , Victor Gavin , Laura Knight , industry , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/27/2015, 03:51am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is in the middle of a long push to overhaul its personnel practices. Navy officials think those practices are too rigid, and that they're based on concepts of talent management that are really outdated. Officials want new data analytics capabilities to help determine what's good and bad about the current system, and they're asking industry for help. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 05:43pm EDT
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Brian Bouffard, Military Defense Counsel

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a court martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. He's the soldier who wandered away from his unit in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years. Desertion can carry a death penalty, but the military hasn't executed anyone for 50 years. So what can we expect from Beghdahl's trial? Brian Bouffard, a former Navy JAG and now a military defense attorney, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Brian Bouffard , Bowe Bergdahl , DoD , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 06:11am EDT
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On DoD: Navy launches ‘Innovation Cell' to speed IT acquisition

Navy officials plan an industry day to formally launch a new framework for IT procurement, designed to work within the existing acquisition system to much more rapidly insert commercial technologies into Navy networks.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Technology , acquisition , PEO-EIS , Paul Ghyzel , Dan DelGrosso , Jeff Frailey , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:24am EDT
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Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow of Strategic Studies, CSBA

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley tells the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower that out of eight shipyards in the United States, half are one contract away from being what he calls "not viable." Bryan Clark, senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the health of the maritime contracting industry.

Tags: In Depth , Bryan Clark , Contracting

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:30pm EDT
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Jesse Holler, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

When the Obama administration released its 2016 budget request last month, it left some areas sort of blank. Case in point: The IT spending details for the Navy and Army, two of the biggest technology spenders in the government. Bloomberg Government analysts raided the IT dashboard this month to find some of the missing data. Bloomberg quantitative analyst Jesse Holler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a clearer picture of Army and Navy IT plans.

Tags: Jesse Holler , Bloomberg Government , Army , information technology , DoD , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/23/2015, 09:23am EDT
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Bryan McGrath, Managing Director, FerryBridge

The new maritime strategy for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard relies on four key tenets that shape how the services will face future challenges. Bryan McGrath, a former naval officer, is managing director of the FerryBridge Group, and assistant director of the Hudson Center for American Seapower. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said those four ideas will not only cause debate among strategy purists in the defense community, but they also cement the legacy of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathon Greeenert.

Tags: Bryan McGrath , FerryBridge , Coast Guard , Marine Corps , In Depth

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:46pm EDT
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Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, President, MOAA

The list of recommendations to change DoD's benefits system from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission have been getting their first hearings on Capitol Hill over the last few weeks. That list details a new healthcare system and a hybrid retirement plan for the four out of five troops who don't serve at least 20 years. The panel's ideas haven't sparked an open revolt in Congress so far, but some outside groups are warning that some of the changes might do more harm than good. Retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan is president of the Military Officers Association of America. MOAA's doing its own analysis of the recommendations, and shared some ways they could hurt retention with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Norb Ryan , MOAA , In Depth

Monday - 03/02/2015, 04:08pm EST
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A look at the 2016 defense budget

Bloomberg Government analysts Robert levinson and Cameron Leuthy join host Roger Waldron to to talk about what's in the fiscal year 2016 defense budget.
February 24, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , procurement , Robert Levinson , Cameron Leuthy , Bloomberg Government , defense budget , Army , Marine Corps , Air Force , defense priorities , Roger Waldron , 2016 defense budget , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 07:56pm EST
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Kirby to step down as chief Pentagon spokesman

The Pentagon's chief spokesman is leaving as Ash Carter takes over as the new defense secretary.

Tags: John Kirby , DoD , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel ,

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 06:10pm EST
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