The Marine Corps’ information warfare chief will look into information operations and offensive weapons.
The U.S. Marine Corps celebrates its 240th birthday Tuesday, November 10. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller honored the occasion with a cake-cutting ceremony at the Pentagon on Monday.
The Defense Department released the first cybersecurity guidebook to implement a governmentwide risk management framework.
Congress decided yesterday what programs will get a haircut in freeing up $5 billion in defense spending. Among the programs is the Long Range Strike Bomber and defense readiness increases.
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The Marine Corps’ second-in-command says continuing budget pressures have forced the service to compromise its capacity for investments in cybersecurity. Yet cyber is one of the top priorities for the service. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione has more on the Marine Corps’ plans.
Congress will rework the Defense authorization act to conform to budget deal parameters if it cannot garner enough votes to override the President’s veto.
The Marine Corps’ Deputy Commandant said the investments in cyber and information warfare will make up for fewer Marines.
But both services say they hope to use the recompetition of NGEN to give commercial industry more of a hand in the IT services they’re providing to sailors and marines.
The Navy and Marine Corps are still in the early planning stages for an overhaul of their Next Generation Enterprise Network contract. But both services say they hope to use the recompetition of NGEN to give industry a bigger hand in the IT services they provide to sailors and Marines. More now from Federal News Radio’s DoD reporter Jared Serbu.
The Department of the Navy is taking the lead in the military by allowing personnel to wear fitness devices such as a Fitbit or Nike Fuel Band. Naval officials said they want to promote a “culture of fitness” while preserving a secure and classified environment.
AP sources: Marines seek to keep combat jobs closed to women, a decision at odds with Navy
The Marine Corps pays almost three times as much to move a vehicle for a permanent change of station as the Army does. The Government Accountability Office found the military is spending more on PCS moves even though the forces are actually making fewer reassignments. Retired Navy Adm. John Harvey is former Commander of the Fleet Forces Command and former Chief of Naval Personnel. He’s now Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He told In Depth with Francis Rose what’s driving the increase in costs.
Three key elements comprise the Navy’s latest efforts to recognize innovation in the Navy and Marine Corps. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus listed modernizing cash awards programs, creating innovation awards and exploring non-traditional incentives to encourage innovation. Marine Corps Maj. Armando Martinez of the Office of Strategy and Innovation in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Management tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the Navy’s doing the awards program.
One of the biggest worries for service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan was the risk of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most of the TBIs reported during the conflict in Iraq are the result of improvised explosive devices. And the symptoms can be devastating — ranging from headaches and exhaustion all the way to seizures. Marine Corps Maj. Steve Taylor joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the military branches are combating TBIs. One major avenue for help is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.