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New director assigned to Navy energy division

Rear Adm. Michael Franken has been assigned as the new director of the Energy and Environmental Readiness Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He replaces Rear Adm. Philip Cullom.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , Michael Franken , Philip Cullom

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:45am EST

Navy getting close on making super-powerful gun

A super-powerful gun that shoots rounds more than 100 miles away at several times the speed of sound is being developed for Navy warships.

Tags: DoD , Naval Surface Warfare Center , General Atomics

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 11:33pm EST

New fighter jet training stalls, grounding pilots

he best fighter pilots from the Air Force, Marines and Navy arrived in the Florida Panhandle last year to learn to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive, most advanced weapons program in U.S. history. They are still waiting.

Tags: F-35 , Air Force , DoD , Marines , Norman Schwartz , Lockheed Martin

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:27am EST

Navy struggles to find the way ahead on big data

The Navy is in the early stages of trying to figure out how to move from a net-centric view of its information systems to one that focuses on the data itself. The service is looking to the experiences of the intelligence community to improve data tagging and data sharing.

Tags: NGEN , AFCEA , Jan Tighe , information sharing , big data , Intelligence community , cloud computing , Jared Serbu , data management , network management

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:27am EST
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Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled an artist's rendering of the USS Gabrielle Giffords to honor former congresswoman.

Tags: DoD , Ray Mabus , Gabrielle Giffords , Congress , House

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:31am EST

New naval research chief aligning new technologies with DoD strategy

In his first interview, Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin how the Naval Research Program works with the other armed services and his research priorities for the Navy.

Tags: Matthew Klunder , Naval Research Command , DoD , technology , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 09:27am EST
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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
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