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Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The new year will bring new contracting initiatives throughout government. A big case in point: The Army's forthcoming Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services, or RS3. It's one of several big, multiple-award contracts that will drive consolidation of professional services. Many more service contracts are likely to flow through vehicles like RS3 and the Navy's SeaPort E. Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst at Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide a broader outlook on RS3 and defense contracting in 2015.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , Army , RS3 , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , contracting

Friday - 01/02/2015, 10:23am EST
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Art Kellermann, Dean, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Enlisted Navy and Marine Corps service members have a new, easier route to medical school. It's called the Enlisted-to-Medical Degree Preparatory Program. It puts them on equal footing with counterparts in the Army and Air Force. Dr. Art Kellermann is Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the new program works.

Tags: Marine Corps , medical school , F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine , Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DoD

Friday - 01/02/2015, 10:24am EST
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Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow of Strategic Studies, CSBA

The Navy knows three things about its plan to build a stronger version of the Littoral Combat Ship. The first is it has the green light from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The second is who's going to build it. And the third is who's going to build it. Bryan Clark is senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He's former Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and Director of his Commander's Action Group. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the Navy's plan to buy two different versions of the small surface combatant ship from two different companies.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bryan Clark , CSBA , Littoral Combat Ship

Monday - 12/15/2014, 04:11pm EST
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Janice Haith, Deputy CIO, Department of the Navy

Until now, the Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment is mainly focused on serving the Intelligence Community. But DoD is taking baby steps toward deploying the intelligence community's shared services plan to its components. Janice Haith, deputy CIO for the Department of the Navy, told an audience at an AFCEA luncheon, the Navy is already where it wants to be in adopting ICITE.

Tags: Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment , Janice Haith , In Depth , AFCEA

Friday - 12/12/2014, 04:41pm EST
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Navy begins to embrace ICITE capabilities, Haith says

The Defense Department has been slowly rolling out the Intelligence Community Information Technology Environment departmentwide. The Navy's Deputy CIO Janice Haith told an industry audience Friday that the Navy is already embracing ICITE's capabilities.

Tags: Janice Haith , DoD , technology , ICITE , NGEN , AFCEA , cybersecurity , shared services , Michael OConnell , Intelligence Community

Friday - 12/12/2014, 05:14pm EST
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Pentagon lays out plan for new combat ship

The Pentagon announces the Navy will upgrade its littoral combat ship program and build a more lethal fighting vessel that can better survive today's volatile security threats.

Tags: Littoral Combat Ship , LCS , DoD , Chuck Hagel

Friday - 12/12/2014, 12:08am EST

Jan Hamby, Chancellor, NDU'S iCollege

Many senior IT managers fight an uphill battle. Too often, they're seen just as the tech guy by senior level peers. Enter the National Defense University's Information Resources Management College or iCollege. For many years, it's been offering high-level, strategic education to both military and civilian IT and acquisition career employees. Navy Rear Adm. Jan Hamby is the new Chancellor of NDU's iCollege. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss where she hopes to take a venerable institution.

Tags: Jan Hamby , National Defense University , Information Resources Management College , acquisition , chancellor , iCollege

Friday - 12/05/2014, 08:14am EST
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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
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