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Amendment aims to speed up ship building plan

The Armed Services committee Seapower chairman is tired of waiting for the Navy's ship building plan to come in.

Tags: Todd Akin , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , DoD Report , Federal Drive , House

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 08:39am EDT

Navy's Submarine Learning Center earns LEED silver

The Submarine Learning Center, at the Naval Submarine Base New London, has won a LEED silver award for being green. The center's headquarters uses geothermal heating a cooling systems and is built out of recycled building materials.

Tags: green government , DoD , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose , Submarine Learning Center , LEED certification

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:18pm EDT

Navy says CANES network is 44 percent cheaper than expected

Competition, reliance on commercial technology drove down prices for IT consolidation on ships, Navy official says. The service still is figuring out how to integrate CANES with its NGEN shore-based system. The RFP for NGEN is expected any day.

Tags: DoD , technology , CANES , NGEN , NMCI , DJ LeGoff , Northrop Grumman , AFCEA , William Leigher , Contracting , Industry , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:24am EDT
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DoD to begin rollout of cloud-based joint network

The Pentagon will begin testing cloud-based joint networking environment in Europe this summer. Effort aims to eliminate seams between service-and-mission-specific networks.

Tags: DoD , technology , Army , AFCEA NoVa , David Simpson , Harry Harris , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Joint Information Environment , identity management , Cloud computing , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/04/2012, 12:07pm EDT
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Raytheon Awarded $106.4 Million Modification Award

Recently, the U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $106.4 million modification award for the production of Aegis-related equipment, including the AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System. With this modification, Raytheon continues its long history of reliable manufacturing of these two essential components, which are both key elements of the Aegis systems. These components have been in production for more than 30 years as part of the U.S. Navy's Aegis shipbuilding program.

Tags: Raytheon , The Ballistic Missle Defense Report ,

Friday - 04/20/2012, 07:44pm EDT

Navy database tracks formal, informal complaints

he Military Equal Opportunity Network is a standalone, online, web-based program that standardizes, tracks and reports the administrative actions of EO advisors and program managers. Users will be able to track complaints, including sexual harassment and discrimination complaints, from start to "resolved."

Tags: DoD , DoD Report ,

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 09:09am EDT

Navy OKs wind farm near air base

The Defense Department, the Navy and the Texas Wind Group have signed a memorandum of agreement allowing construction of 83 wind turbines that have been modified so as not to impact operations at the nearby naval air station in Kingsville, Texas.

Tags: DoD , wind energy , DoD Report

Friday - 04/20/2012, 08:25pm EDT

Navy seeks ouster of 2 Marines after Haditha case

The Navy on Thursday initiated dismissal proceedings against two Marines from a squad that killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, saying they lied to military investigators after the massacre.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , Iraq , Marine Corps

Friday - 04/20/2012, 12:25am EDT

Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Tags: DoD , financial improvement and audit readiness , ERP , Robert Hale , Robert McVay , Jamie Morin , Claire McCaskill , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Army , Marine Corps , Air Force , Robert Work , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Budget glass is more than half full for Navy, Marine Corps

Navy and Marine Corps officials are upbeat about how they'll fare under the current round of budget cuts. Navy Department officials said the strategy DoD developed following the passage of the Budget Control Act aligns perfectly with the capabilities of the maritime services.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , budget , Budget Control Act , Sequestration , Robert Work , Buck McKeon , Ray Mabus

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:09am EDT
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