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Adm. John Harvey, Veterans Affairs Secretary, Virginia Commonwealth

Upgrades are coming at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota that are a long time coming. The Military Times reports the nuclear weapons facility there has maintanance, upkeep, and infrastructure problems. Retired Navy Adm. John Harvey is Virginia's Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, and former commander of Fleet Forces Command. He led a team along with retired Air Force Gen. Lawrence Welsh to look at the nuclear enterprise. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared his thoughts about how the nation's nuclear enterprise is in the news all of a sudden.

Tags: John Harvey , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:24pm EST
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Cheap IT, dwindling maintenance leave Navy vulnerable to cyber threats

Defense Department doctrine makes clear that cyberspace is a military domain, just like air, land, space and sea. But the Navy's top cyber officer said the procurement system hasn't yet caught onto that notion.

Tags: Jan Tighe , cybersecurity , Acquisition , Cyber Awakening , Matthew Swartz , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Jared Serbu , DoD , technology

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:33am EST
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Insight from the Navy's PEO EIS

What are the strategic priorities for the Navy's PEO for Enterprise Information Systems? How is the Navy balancing cost with systems capability? What is the Navy's PEO EIS doing to realize greater operational effectiveness? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Victor Gavin, Program Executive Officer for Enterprise Information Systems within the U.S. Department of the Navy.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Business of Government Hour , Victor Gavin ,

Monday - 12/01/2014, 12:00pm EST

DoD's helicopter modernization program a testbed for open architecture

The Defense Department has professed a belief in open systems architectures for years, but has had trouble translating its stated policy preferences into acquisition outcomes. A program to modernize the military's helicopters aims to change that

Tags: DoD , technology , open architecture , Future Vertical Lift , Joint Multi-Role Program , Army , CSIS , Honeywell , Boeing , William Hargreaves , Dan Bailey , Thomas Dubois , Joseph Riter

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 03:26am EST
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Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow of Strategic Studies, CSBA

Open architecture, where the Navy isn't locked into a particular vendor forever on a particular system, gets a huge boost from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert. The Navy has a unique chance to reshape its fleet in the coming years. Bryan Clark, senior fellow of strategic studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and former Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and Director of the CNO's Commander's Action Group, says the driving principle behind that reshaping should be the concept of "offensive sea control." He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what that concept looks like.

Tags: Bryan Clark , CSBA , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:19pm EST
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Nick Guertin, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

The Defense Department's Better Buying Power principles are saving the Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. In one instance, the Better Buying Power approach allowed the Navy to acquire three new guided-missile destroyers because it saved a total of $300 million on the entire purchase. Nick Guertin, director of Transformation in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the future of the Navy's acquisition policy and how the BBP strategy will play a role.

Tags: Nick Guertin , DoD , Acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 04:04pm EST
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Navy looks to open architectures, modular systems to build its fleet

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, said his service needs to pivot away from large, proprietary shipbuilding programs, citing the need for more flexible, adaptable platforms.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , Jonathan Greenert , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 01:08pm EST
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Navy secretary racks up 930K miles in world travel

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost taxpayers more than $4.7 million.

Tags: Ray Mabus , travel , John McHugh , DoD , budget , Bryan Clark , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:10pm EST

Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, Director for Exercises and Training, Cyber Command

U.S. Cyber Command is reviewing the results of its biggest exercise of the year. CYBERFLAG is designed to test out the military forces' ability to keep fighting when an adversary is attacking their networks, and to link up cyber forces with the more traditional air, sea, land and space domains. Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday is Cyber Command's director for exercises and training. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he talked about the exercise -- and the three types of teams involved in it -- with Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Kevin Lunday , U.S. Cyber Command , cybersecurity , In Depth

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:44pm EST
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Former sailor charged with impersonating a Navy SEAL

Law enforcement set up a sting operation to arrest a former sailor who was impersonating an active-duty Navy SEAL.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , Navy SEAL , DoD

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 01:52pm EST
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