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Sailor to be recognized as a hero

Petty Officer Mark A. Mayo will be posthumously awarded the Navy Marine Corps Medal on Friday at Arlington National Cemetery. Mayo, 24, was killed during a shooting incident at Naval Station Norfolk Monday, Mar. 24, where he was assigned to Naval Security Forces. The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is the highest non-combat decoration awarded for heroism by the United States Department of the Navy to the members of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Vice Admiral Mark Ferguson, vice chief of naval operations, will present the award to Mayo's family in a private ceremony prior to the burial.

Tags: Marine Corps , Naval Station Norfolk , Naval Security Forces , Mark Ferguson , Navy and Marine Corps Medal , Mark Mayo , DoD

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 08:38am EDT

McGinn: Renewable energy supports Navy's operational efficiency

Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy "going green." It supports the mission.

Tags: Dennis McGinn , DoD , Green government , biofuel , energy efficiency , renewable energy , Michael OConnell , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 02:11pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy says it will move forward this year to create two new acquisition vehicles to ensure it has a stable supply of advanced biofuels. And as Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu reports, the service says it won't be any more expensive than petroleum products.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , biofuels

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:36pm EDT
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Navy plans action this year on two large pathways to alternative fuel

Navy says the Defense Production Act and a new partnership with USDA will help it generate several hundred million gallons per year of U.S.-based biofuel. The solicitations it plans to issue over the next year are a key stepping stone to the Navy's goal of getting half its energy from alternative sources by 2020.

Tags: DoD , Defense Production Act , Thomas Hicks , Chris Tindal , biofuel , Green government , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 04:36am EDT
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Dr. Heather Willauer, Research Chemist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Renewable energy is a big priority for the Department of the Navy. The ultimate renewable energy source for a ship at sea is of course seawater. Now the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is making big steps toward using seawater for fuel. Dr. Heather Willauer, research chemist at the Naval Research Laboratory, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what they've found on the path to making seawater fuel the Navy's fleet.

Tags: Heather Willauer , U.S. Naval Research Laboratory , DoD

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 05:26pm EDT
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By air and sea, military shows off hardware at Sea-Air-Space Expo

The Navy and Marine Corps provided hands-on demonstrations of some of the innovative machines they use to help them do their jobs.

Tags: Marine Corps , V-22 , Osprey , Stiletto , technology , Sea-Air-Space Expo , Michael OConnell , NAVSEA

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:59pm EDT

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief, Naval Operations

On any given day, the Department of the Navy is the size of the largest two or three companies in the United States. With hundreds of thousands of people and a network of installations and other assets worldwide, it's a real challenge to manage. Right now, that job falls to Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of Naval Operations. He spoke with Federal Drive co-host Emily Kopp at the Sea Air Space Exposition. View photos and listen to more of our interviews from the expo.

Tags: Jonathan Greenert , management , DoD , Federal Drive , Sea Air Space Exposition

Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:39am EDT
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Philip Hart Cullom, Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics

The Navy continues to change the way it thinks about energy consumption. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus recently outlined several energy goals for the next six years. They include reducing petroleum used afloat and increasing alternative energy use ashore. Much of the responsibility for that plan falls to Vice Admiral Philip Hart Cullom, the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics. He spoke with Federal Drive Host Emily Kopp at the Sea Air Space Exposition. View photos and listen to more of our interviews from the expo.

Tags: Philip Cullom , fleet readiness , energy use , Federal Drive , DoD , Sea Air Space Exposition

Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:45am EDT
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Danny King, Director, Navy Food Service

The Navy has a unique way it approaches the health and wellness of its sailors. All food aboard ships is developed and approved by a triad of people. The special group consists of an executive chef, a dietitian, and a subject matter expert. Danny King, commander of the Supply Corps for the Navy and director of the Navy Food Service, spoke with Federal Drive Host Emily Kopp at the Sea Air Space Exposition. View photos and listen to more of our interviews from the expo.

Tags: Danny King , Navy Food Service , DoD , Sea Air Space Exposition , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:04pm EDT
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Navy looks to overhaul acquisition processes for aviation systems

The Naval Air Systems Command's acquisition practices are laden with so much unnecessary costs that its commander worries about its ability to meet its mission to the fleet a few years from now. NAVAIR's commander said it's time to rethink the way it engages the acquisition system and with industry.

Tags: DoD , Sea Air Space Exposition , Naval Air Systems Command , David Dunaway , technology , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:55am EDT
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