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Renegade Drone Poses a Problem

The U.S. military almost launched fighter jets and discussed a possible shoot-down when an errant Navy drone briefly veered into restricted airspace near the nation's capital last month, a senior military official said Thursday. The Associate Press reports the incident underscores safety concerns with unmanned aircraft as defense officials campaign to use them more often during natural disasters and for homeland security. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., head of Northern Command, said Thursday that the August mishap could hamper the Pentagon's push to have the Federal Aviation Administration ease procedures for drone use by the military in domestic skies.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , military , James Winnefeld Jr. , J.J. Green

Friday - 09/10/2010, 04:41pm EDT

Navy Blamed for Fatal Midair Crash

A failure by Navy air traffic controllers to follow standard procedures contributed to a midair collision that killed seven Coast Guard members and two Marines off Southern California last year, according to a Coast Guard report released Tuesday. The Associated Press says controllers at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, near San Diego, failed to notify the pilot of a Coast Guard C-130 plane that four Marine helicopters were in the area. The Marine flyers were also unaware of the Coast Guard plane's presence. The report said there is no single reason or person to blame for the crash on the night of Oct. 29, 2009. It made a series of recommendations to improve safety in the largely unregulated airspace.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Marine , Coast Guard

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 04:22pm EDT

McChrystal meets with his bosses

Many people are still wondering what General Stanley McChrystal was thinking. "He really in meeting with him didn't try to explain it, he just acknowledged that he had made a terrible decision," said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The Rolling Stone article that will leave a black mark on his career made Admiral Mike Mullen sick when he saw it. "He is a friend, an extraordinary officer. He made a severe mistake and I think the actions that were taken were appropriate."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Stanley McChrystal , Mike Mullen , Robert Gates , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:23pm EDT

Navy, DHS, State make strides in the cloud

When it comes to reducing costs and wasteful spending at agencies, IT managers are being leaned on heavily to get the job done. The Navy is moving ahead with its technology efficiency and consolidation initiative by putting the brakes on spending for new servers, server upgrades and data centers. “We are reevaluating what all of [...]

Tags: AFCEA Bethesda , cloud computing , data center consolidation , DHS , IT , State , Virtualization

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:17pm EST

United States Navy

Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr.
Surgeon General, Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
February 9th and 11th, 2009

Tags: Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson , Surgeon General

Monday - 02/09/2009, 11:45am EST

United States Navy

Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr.
Surgeon General, Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
November 10th and 12th, 2008

Tags: tech , IBM , Adam Robinson, Jr.

Monday - 11/10/2008, 12:59pm EST

Department of the Navy

Robert J. Carey
Chief Information Officer
September 29th and October 1st, 2008

Tags: tech , IBM , Robert Carey

Tuesday - 09/30/2008, 11:19am EDT

Navy launches new integrated, secure portal

There's a new web portal for Navy and the Marine Corps. Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , Marine Corps , web portal , technology

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 09:40am EDT

Navy's virtual scavenger hunt measures engagement

Lesley Lykins is the Director of Emerging Media Integration for the Navy Office of Information.

Tags: lesley lykins , DoD Report , scavenger hunt , technology , GovLoop , In Depth

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 03:31pm EDT
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DoD Cyber Command to get new senior leaders

Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski will take over from Rear Adm. Jan Tighe as the deputy director of operations at Cyber Command.

Tags: technology , DoD , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , Sean Filipowski , Jan Tighe , Samuel Cox , matthew kohler , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update , DoD Report

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 05:44pm EDT
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