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Mabus: Navy needs flexibility to keep technological edge

Cyber is the future of warfare, the Secretary of the Navy said in a new talk. And looking ahead he forecasts unmanned vehicles and submarines could be particularly helpful to his agency, especially as it uncovers underground mines.

Tags: Navy , cyber , Warfare , Technology , submarines , drones

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 02:00pm EDT

Navy pushes major shakeup to military personnel system

Navy proposes several changes to modernize its personnel system, many of which will require help from Congress.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , Personnel , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:21am EDT
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3 Navy rear admirals reprimanded in corruption scandal

Three Navy rear admirals linked to a massive bribery scandal that cost the government at least $20 million have been reprimanded but will not face criminal charges, the Navy announced Tuesday.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Michael Miller , Terry Kraft , David Pimpo , corruption

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 02:40am EST

Navy secretary racks up 930K miles in world travel

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost taxpayers more than $4.7 million.

Tags: Navy , travel , John McHugh , DoD , budget , Bryan Clark , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:10pm EST

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

The Littoral Combat Ship program is struggling to stay afloat financially. But Congress has another concern. The ships themselves might be easy to sink. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus testified before the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on the Navy's budget request yesterday. Subcommittee member Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) asked him to explain how this is possible if the LCS is supposed to be the ship of the future.

Tags: Navy , Littoral Combat Ship , House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:34pm EDT
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Congress looks at Navy contracting practices

The House Oversight Committee is looking into Navy contracting practices amid a widening federal probe into a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of offering prostitution services and pricey vacations to Navy officers.

Tags: DoD , Navy , acquisition , Contracting , House Oversight Committee , Darrell Issa , Glenn Defense Marine Asia

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:40pm EST

Amid bribery scandal, Navy changes business practices for overseas port calls

Navy moves to centralize its contracting and payment processes for overseas husbanding services after its investigators find tens of millions of dollars in overcharges resulting from bribes.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Contracting , Glenn Defense Marine Asia , Leonard Francis , Elliott Branch , Sean Stackley , Jared Serbu , bribery

Monday - 12/23/2013, 03:51am EST
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Pentagon's cost savings proposals lost to compromise of authorization bill

Congress is poised, for the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, to miss its deadline to pass the one policy bill that's been considered "must-pass" legislation under administrations of both parties. But the measure's only chance of success also torpedoes Pentagon proposals for cutting DoD's internal cost growth. Military personnel would receive a 1 percent pay raise next year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , TRICARE , BRAC , executive compensation , National Defense Authorization Act , Carl Levin , James Inhofe , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:02am EST
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Military: Budget cuts threaten ops like Syria

Tags: Syria , DoD , Navy , Army , Martin Dempsey

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 02:08pm EDT
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