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Navy asks Congress for both LCS designs

Rival teams from Lockheed Martin and Austal USA have been waiting all year to see which of their designs would be chosen for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) competition. Now, if the Navy gets permission from the lame-duck Congress, the winner could be: both.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , DoD , LCS , contracting , Lockheed Martin , Austal USA , Littoral Combat Ship

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 09:40am EDT

Navy on course to meeting energy conservation on ships

The service has reached an important first milestone in its effort to achieve a key energy conservation goal with last week's test of the first experimental ship to operate using algae-based bio-diesel fuel.

Tags: technology , DoD , Coast Guard , Air Force , Ray Mabus , Phillip Collum , biofuel , biodiesel , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Navy sets course for agile IT development

Across the government, chief information officers are being asked to modernize technology systems more quickly and in smaller, more modular programs -- and for less money. But what happens when your network is on a moving ship?

Tags: technology , DoD , David Weddel , Charles Smith , James Syring , AFCEA D.C. , software development , agile development , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/25/2010, 09:37am EDT
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Cyber workforce cannot be a zero sum game

Agencies and industry are trading employees with specific technology skills, but in the end both need to increase the overall workforce. One expert calls for the professionalization of cybersecurity workers. Agencies are finding new ways to recruit these in-demand employees.

Tags: technology , management , Phil Reitinger , Kevin Cooley , DHS , Jim Lewis , Susan Aldridge , CSIS , University of Maryland , Deloitte , cybersecurity , cybersecurity workforce , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/22/2010, 07:16am EDT
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Carey to become new Defense deputy CIO

Rob Carey is following Dave Wennergren for a third time. Carey will become the new Defense Department deputy chief information officer as of Oct. 24,

Tags: technology , Rob Carey , Dave Wennergren , Teri Takai , DoD , CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 07:27pm EDT

Navy's Guidance aims to improve efficiency

The Navy's new Guidance for 2011 marks bold steps toward improving the efficiency of naval operations, and hard decisions will have to be made about buying weapons that are truly needed, not just desired.

Tags: DoD Report , Gary Roughead , guidance , management , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 04:37pm EDT

Navy cashes in on going cashless

The U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service and the U.S. Navy recently completed the rollout of the Navy Cash Stored Value Card program across the entire active Navy Surface Fleet. Graham Mackenzie, a spokesman for Navy Cash, joins us with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , stored value card , navycash , Graham Mackenzie

Monday - 10/18/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Air Force preparing for hikes in health care costs

Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz said health care costs could make up as much as $65 billion of the defense budget by 2015. He said Air Force must work with other services to help reduce costs.

Tags: management , Norton Schwartz , Air Force , DoD , acquisition reform , health care costs , Scott Carr

Monday - 10/18/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Navy releases social media handbook

The Navy released a handbook on the safe and effective use of social media, GovFresh reports.

Tags: DoD Report , social media , handbook , Dorobek Insider , technology

Friday - 10/15/2010, 04:32pm EDT

Navy begins dismantling NMCI for NGEN

The service will issue the first of five RFPs in a matter of weeks for cybersecurity services. The other solicitations are coming over the next year for everything from enterprise software to transport services. More than three-quarters of the users said they are pleased with the NMCI, according to the most recent customer satisfaction survey.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Holland , Scott Weller , Marine Corps , NMCI , NGEN , HP , enterprise services , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 06:43am EDT
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