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Female reaches top Navy ranking

The Navy has its first female four-star admiral, Michelle Janine Howard. She was promoted on Tuesday to the service's highest rank. She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 and in 1999 became the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship. She was a key figure is the real-life rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from Somalia pirate. The story later became a block-buster movie.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Michelle Howard , Richard Phillips , Naval

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 11:38am EDT

Navy has its first female four-star admiral

Tags: DoD , people

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 12:32pm EDT

Former contractor sentenced in Navy bribery scheme

A Virginia government contractor is sentenced for conspiracy to bribe public officials.

Tags: Crime of the Week , DoD , contracting , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 06/27/2014, 04:53am EDT

Marines to conduct scheduled sustainment training in Kuwait

U.S. Marines from the USS Gunston Hall will conduct previously scheduled sustainment training in Kuwait in the coming days. The Marine Corps has conducted sustainment training in Kuwait on a regular basis for two decades. The region is of specific concern because of the terror group ISIL's march toward Baghdad. The Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group. It departed Norfolk, Va. in February and is operating in the 5th fleet area of responsibility on a routine deployment to support maritime security operations. The deployment of U.S. Navy assets are regularly scheduled and are in accordance with our longstanding commitments to the security and stability of the region.

Tags: Kuwait , Marine Corps , USS Gunston Hall , ISIS , Baghdad , Bataan Amphibious Ready Group ,

Monday - 06/23/2014, 08:58am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

As the Navy retakes control over its own IT networks, it is eager to introduce features that improve the experience for end users. At the same time, the Navy is warning vendors that it's not going to buy just bells and whistles. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , NMCI , technology , DoD ,

Friday - 06/13/2014, 10:23am EDT
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Navy looks to vendors for rapid upgrades to NMCI network

By September, the Navy anticipates it will have retaken full ownership of its main IT network after having outsourced it a decade earlier. The service says it wants to find ways to bring innovation into NMCI, but vendors will have to meet some checkpoints along the way.

Tags: DoD , technology , NMCI , NGEN , AFCEA , Michael Abreu , Jared Serbu , industry

Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Navy issues first contract under new data center consolidation plan

IBM wins first contract in Navy's new "tiered" approach to data center consolidation. The service plans to award several more contracts between now and the end of fiscal 2014.

Tags: DoD , data center consolidation , IBM , Ted Branch , Janice Haith , John Pope , Randy Darrow , Jared Serbu , technology

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 11:39am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy has just awarded the first of what it says will be several contracts aimed toward resetting its data center consolidation efforts. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the service wasn't happy with the progress it was making up until now, and the new plan will lean heavily on commercial hosting providers. Read Jared's related story.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 04:26pm EDT
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Records: Va. Navy stabbing occurred in barracks

A stabbing at a Virginia Navy installation that led to a massive manhunt occurred in the facility's barracks, not at the Navy Exchange, according to court records filed Monday.

Tags: DoD , stabbing

Monday - 06/09/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Navy: Suspect in Virginia stabbing arrested

The Navy says law enforcement officials have arrested the man suspected of stabbing a fellow sailor near a naval hospital, ending an hours-long manhunt.

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Friday - 06/06/2014, 08:10pm EDT
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