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DARPA's Dangerous Waters game ready

The Navy will eventually use the software, but its available now in the Dangerous Waters computer game as well as a free online download.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , DARPA , Dangerous Waters , technology , ASW , crowdsourcing

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 09:40am EDT

Climate change threatens $100B in Navy installations

The National Research Council says that a rise in sea levels of about three feet could jeopardize $100 billion worth of Navy installations.

Tags: Skip Bowman , climate change , DoD , National Research Council , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 04:13pm EDT
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Navy stops work by contractor in kickback scheme

The Navy has stopped all work with a firm that is accused of participating in a kickback scheme involving $10 million in Navy funds.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , DoD Report , Advanced Solutions For Tomorrow , Ralph Mariano , NAVSEA

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 10:40am EDT

Under CR, new Navy ship-building on hold

The existing CR has caused the Navy to miss construction starts and other scheduled projects, Politico reports.

Tags: DoD Update , Todd Akin , John Boehner , continuing resolution , budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:04pm EDT

Navy creates a new buzz about green lighting

You knew it had to happen sometime. There's now an alternative to alternative lighting. The Office of Naval Research's Stephanie Everett and Charles Ziervogel explain.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Office of Naval Research , TechSolutions , Stephanie Everett , Charles Ziervogel , Solid State Lighting

Monday - 03/07/2011, 09:08am EST
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DoD, Energy to fund new hybrid energy research

The Defense and Energy departments will team up on a pair of multimillion dollar research projects. The goal is to give the military access to secure, reliable renewable energy, both in deployed units and on military bases.

Tags: DoD , DoE , ARPA-E , Ray Mabus , Quadrennial Defense Review , energy efficiency , renewable energy , DoD budget , Mike McCord , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:28am EST
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CIO will treat Navy, USMC as one IT enterprise

Terry Halvorsen, who was named the Department of the Navy chief information officer in November, told attendees at a San Diego conference that his organization would seek to build more effective, efficient IT structures by leveraging the size and capabilities of both the Navy and Marine Corps. He also predicted the department's IT operation would have to meet its responsibilities with fewer people and fewer resources than it now has.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , technology , contracting , Terry Halvorsen , data center consolidation , Janice Haith , budget , network infrastructure , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:12am EST
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Navy drone makes its maiden flight

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration drone has completed its historic first flight. Now for carrier testing! We get details from Navy's Jaime Engdahl.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , defense , security , technology , Jaime Engdahl , drone , X-47B

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 10:08am EST
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Navy cutting officers and senior enlisted

Navy's proposed budget focuses on improving capabilities to counter threats while continuing to care for service members, civilians, and their families. Secretary Ray Mabus explains how it's all getting done.

Tags: Federal Drive , FY 2011 , budget , management , FY 2012 , Ray Mabus , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 09:08am EST
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