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Army, Navy construction amps up as contracts awarded

More than a dozen construction companies won spots on a multiple-award Army construction contract, worth $499 million. The also awarded an $11 million contract to restore and modernize a building in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , military construction , contracting , acquisition , Army , DoD

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 12:40pm EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Oct. 4

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Congress , CR , NASA , Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , emergent biosolutions , TSA , SAIC

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 08:11am EDT

Navy issues draft RFP for next-generation network

The Navy has released its draft solicitation for its huge Next Generation Enterprise Network project, which replaces the current Navy-Marine Corps Intranet and could end up being the largest private IT network in the world. The draft RFP is the last step and the last opportunity for industry to comment before Navy issues a final RFP.

Tags: DoD , technology , acquisition , contracting , NMCI , NGEN , Shawn Hendricks , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 05:45am EDT

General Dynamics wins $48M Navy contract for mine detectors

The Navy calls the project the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Underwater Vehicle.

Tags: DoD Report , In Depth , contracting , acquisition , General Dynamics

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:11pm EDT

Navy, USDA, DoE want new biofuels technology

The Agriculture Department, the Energy Department and the Navy are turning to industry to try to leverage advanced technologies to produce a new generation of biofuels. A request for information they just issued says the private sector would have to match any federal funds the agencies spend. The three departments are willing to spend up to 500 million dollars to jumpstart an industry to produce fuels that could serve as drop-in replacements for jet fuel and diesel. The Navy is aiming to get half its energy from alternative sources by the year 2020.

Tags: technology , Department of Energy , USDA , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology

Monday - 09/19/2011, 03:58pm EDT

Navy warships not ready to fight

Vice Admiral Bill Burke and Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy told a House Armed Services Committee panel it took a lot of years to put the Navy's surface fleet in its current state and it will take a lot of time to fix it, according to DoD Buzz.

Tags: DoD Report , DoD Buzz , Kevin McCoy , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 04:14pm EDT

Navy to cut 3,000 mid-career Sailors from ranks

Record retention rates lead to Navy downsizing.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , pay and benefits , downsizing

Friday - 04/15/2011, 10:57am EDT

NROTC returns to Harvard

After a four-decade ban, the ROTC is coming back to Harvard University. The change in policy comes after Congress in December repealed the military ban on gays serving openly.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , NROTC , Harvard

Friday - 03/04/2011, 08:40am EST

Marine General: Inaction will encourage piracy

While the military, FBI and Justice Department are working on the next steps for recently captured pirates, what should we be doing to stop the problem in the first place? We ask Tom Wilkerson with the U.S. Naval Institute.

Tags: Federal Drive , USMC , US Naval Institute , Pirates , Tom Wilkerson

Friday - 02/25/2011, 10:50am EST
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Navy explains split LCS contract

Lockheed Martin and Austal Limited will each build ten ships. Rear Admiral David Lewis, the Navy's Program Executive Officer for Ships, explains why that was necessary.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , LCS , Littoral Combat Ship , David Lewis

Monday - 01/24/2011, 09:40am EST
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