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Marine Corps, Navy begins transition to NGEN

The Navy and Marine Corps will begin splitting up its massive NMCI contract this fall. The service announced Wednesday it will issue a request for proposals for cybersecurity services in a matter of weeks.

Tags: Marine Corps , NMCI , contracting , cybersecurity , technology , RFP , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 05:09pm EDT
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Military meets recruiting goals

It's been some of the best of times for military recruiters. In fact, fiscal 2010 has been a banner year for military recruitment and retention, according to the Defense Department website.

Tags: Clifford Stanley , DoD , Army , recruitment , DoD Report , personnel , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT

Fish, birds and bats inspire Navy's Next-Gen drones

The Navy awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to researchers to study the travel patterns of fish, bats, birds and insects, in hopes of creating robots that can navigate rough terrains.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , DoD , drones , Wired , fish , birds

Monday - 10/11/2010, 02:54pm EDT

A path forward for the Gulf Coast

This week Navy Secretary Ray Mabus released a report that calls for establishing a congressionally mandated Gulf Coast Restoration Task Force to coordinate federal, state and local actions to restore the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Gulf Coast , Ray Mabus , environment , oil spill , Deepwater Horizon , Energy

Friday - 10/01/2010, 01:56pm EDT

Workforce is DoD's biggest cyber challenge

The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.

Tags: technology , management , Keith Alexander , Barry McCoullough , George Flynn , DoD , Marines , House Armed Services Committee , cybersecurity , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/24/2010, 07:14am EDT
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MSPB opens up to oral arguments

Transparency moves the MSPB to hear oral arguments for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Tags: Federal Drive , MSPB , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth , management , Defense , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:41am EDT
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Military improves brain trauma treatment

Nine years of conflict have revolutionized the way the military treats people wounded in battle. That includes faster evacuations, better-executed trauma care networks, and huge advances in treating amputations and spinal-cord injuries.

Tags: DoD Report , military , traumatic brain injury , Dorobek Insider , Adam Robinson , DoD

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:24pm EDT

Lawmakers try to stop JFCOM shutdown

A week from today --the Senate Armed Services Committee is going to have a hearing about Pentagon's plans to close the Joint Forces Command headquarters in Norfolk to save money. Va. Sen. Jim Webb, who is a former Navy Secretary has pushed to get the hearing because they are concerned that the JFCOM closure will hit Virginia and the Tidewater region hard from an economic perspective. Webb and the rest of the Va. Congressional delegations are said to be exploring options to stop the shutdown.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Senate , Congress , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 11:31am EDT

Navy's Cyber Forces move full steam ahead

There's a new type of naval warrior. Commander of Navy Cyber Forces, Rear Admiral Tom Meek explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , management , technology , cyberwarriors , Tom Meek , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Acquisition marching orders change at Defense

Appropriators slash F-35 purchases in fiscal 2011, U.S. charges Florida pair with selling counterfeit computer chips from China to the U.S. Navy and military

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , Scott Carr , Defense , counterfeit

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 08:40am EDT
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