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DoD plans more formalized training for financial managers

The Pentagon has standardized, course-based training and certification programs for its acquisition workforce. DoD's CFO wants comparable standards for the department's financial management community.

Tags: Defense , Robert Hale , On DoD , Jared Serbu , auditability , financial management , GAO , Marines Corps , workforce , DAU , training

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 08:30am EST
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New tool vending room improves Navy's processes

Cmdr. Dianna Wolfson is the project superintendent at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for the USS Newport News Engineered Overhaul, describes tool sharing program that saves time and money.

Tags: Dianne Wolfson , Federal Drive , DoD , best practices , technology

Friday - 12/16/2011, 01:23pm EST
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Navy testing PTSD injection treatment

The Navy is taking a different look at curing post-traumatic stress disorder. A doctor says he has developed an injection for the neck that can cure PTSD, Wired reports. Capt. Anita Hickey, the director of Integrative Pain Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego has received $100,000 to test Dr. Lipov's method.

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

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:00pm EST

Army-Navy rivalry takes to Twitter

The faceoff between the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights is almost here, and the pre-game anticipation has already spread to Twitter.

Tags: Army , Army-Navy football game , DoD

Friday - 12/09/2011, 04:03pm EST
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Navy CIO Halvorsen offers best practices for small IT contractors

Terry Halvorsen, the chief information officer at the Navy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the Navy's efforts to attract small-business IT contractors.

Tags: Terry Halvorsen , technology , contracting , acquisition , industry , DoD

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Navy delays final RFP for NGEN program

The service will reissue two major pieces of the draft RFP for comment. The Navy said it will not release the final RFP before the end of January.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , NGEN , NMCI , network operations , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:42pm EST

Algae-powered Navy destroyer part of capability-driven energy strategy

Rear Adm. Phillip Cullom joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new step in the Navy's green energy efforts at sea.

Tags: Green government , DoD , Phillip Collum , alternative energy , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:43pm EST
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Part 2: DoD finds clear benefits in aftermath of Goldwater-Nichols

After the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Pentagon stopped fighting the Congressional push for the military services to come together. Instead, it innovated joint operations beyond the wildest hopes of reformers in Congress. Can that model be exported to the rest of the federal government?

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Air Force , Marines

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:30am EST
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Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Barry Goldwater , Sam Nunn , Bill Nichols , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Air Force , Marines

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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Climate change is all about readiness for Navy

Rear Adm. David Titley, director of task force climate change, examines how changing climate impacts naval operations.

Tags: David Titley , climate change , Task Force Climate Change , DoD

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 10:08am EST
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