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Northrop Grumman wins $637M Navy IT contract

Navy expects to implement the first network on a fleet destroyer in late 2012.

Tags: Northrop Grumman , DoD Update , contracting , technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 11:46am EST

Navy offers early retirements for some sailors

The Navy has announced it plans to offer early retirements, following a panel's decision last year that targeted nearly 3,000 sailors for separation. The Navy's temporary early retirement authority will only apply to sailors with 15 years of service, who were not selected for retention by the 2012 Enlistment Retention Board, according to a Navy administrative message laying out official guidance about the early retirements.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , early retirement , DoD , Enlistment Retention Board

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 04:42pm EST

DoD to deploy 'mothership' to Middle East

The USS Ponce a 41-year-old warship will serve as a base for commandos operating in the region.

Tags: DoD Report , USS Ponce , Washington Post , Middle East , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 03:45pm EST

Pentagon to cut Air Force drone program

Defense analyst Loren Thompson says defense officials have decided to rely on the less expensive, high-altitude U-2 spy plane, which has a shorter range but has been used in Asia, particularly to keep an eye on North Korea.

Tags: Global Hawk , DoD , Air Force , Loren Thompson

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:52pm EST

Navy breaks ground on second-largest federal solar project

The Navy has signed a deal to start funneling green energy to its largest base. Instead of costing money, the project will save money, Navy and industry officials say.

Tags: DoD , Energy , SunPower , China Lake , Clifford Maurer , power purchase agreement , Green government , Karen Butterfield , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:08am EST
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GAO examines Navy, Marines financial management

Asif Khan joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent GAO report examining those services' financial-management issues.

Tags: Asif Khan , GAO , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , financial management , Marines

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:18pm EST
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DLA helps Navy power ships on algae, cooking oil

Bruce Blank, the energy director of the DLA's bulk petroleum business unit, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the procurement process of a new biofuel contract with the Navy.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DLA , biofuels , USDA

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:30pm EST
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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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