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Navy wants lasers to knock out drones

The Office of Naval Research is asking industry for proposals to develop the new weapon. A demonstration has already shown what's possible.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Navy ,

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 08:47am EDT

In Depth interviews - June 4

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Michael McBride , Themis Papageorge , Augustus Vogel , IRS , Sammies 2012 , Chris Mihm , GAO , GPRA Modernization Act , Thomas Mesenbourg , Census

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 01:11am EDT

Naval Research using training, telework to maintain morale

The Office of Naval Research is going beyond routine training to invest in its workforce. In addition to classroom time, employees can go to speaking engagements and complete rotational assignments, including virtual assignments.

Tags: Will Brown , Federal Drive , HCMD , workforce , management , training , DoD

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:29pm EDT

Office of Naval Research is proof of government's technology cutting edge

With billions of dollars spent annually for government technology, is the federal government on the cutting edge or behind the curve? What's the truth behind the stereotype? Concluding our week-long series, 'The Five Fallacies of Government', Federal News Radio's Max Cacas examines the stereotype: "The government is behind the technology curve."

Tags: series , fallacies , Technology , mngt , U.S. Navy , electric rail gun , free-laser program

Friday - 10/23/2009, 06:40am EDT

Social network sites most vulnerable to cyberattack

The Office of Naval Research plans to spend big buck to develop new cyber defense prototypes, BLADE (Block All Drive-By Download Exploits) to be released

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , social networking , Navy , MIT , industry day

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 08:47am EST

A virtual road to better intelligence analysis?

Experts in the field of "virtual worlds" -- the ability to create three-dimensional representations of reality -- say the technology offers great potential to improve the way that some workers in the Federal Government do their jobs.

Tags: Technology , virtual worlds , Doctor Jeffrey Morrison , U.S. Navy , DARPA , National Defense University , Information Resources Management College

Tuesday - 05/26/2009, 07:22am EDT

Office of Naval Research takes new approach on OCI

Mark Bennington, the executive director for acquisition management at the Navy research unit joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his department's approach to the thorny issues involved in OCIs.

Tags: OCI , mark bennington , contracting , Federal Drive , acquisition , Acquisition policy

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 11:10am EDT

Naval Research rolls out first online war game

Aargh! The Navy will deploy a new breed of fighters to combat Somali pirates: internet-gamers.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , Navy , MMOWGLI , security

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:40am EDT
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