Rob Foster, the Department of Navy’s chief information officer, released a new guidance to accept more certifications and qualifications from sailors, seamen and civilians instead of the one-size fits all approach.
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Diving in the Navy rarely involves clear, blue water, sunlight and admiring the skates. It’s mostly in the dark, and in dangerous environments. To help divers see, do more work and work more safely, the Navy is developing special equipment placed inside a diver’s helmet. Dennis Gallagher, program manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Panama City Division, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about the new gear.
After a six year decline in spending, budgets have begun to bounce back in 2016, and contract spending is expected to follow that upturn shortly after as the trend continues into 2017.
A new bill in the House would take a novel approach to increasing the numbers of women and minorities in high ranking positions in the Defense Department, both uniformed and civilian. It would use grants to fund organizations devoted to leadership development and mentoring.
It may be having problems getting built and perfected, but the Littoral Combat Ship is going to be an important part of the Navy’s fleet. Since that fleet is about half the size it was during the Cold War, each ship needs to have solid punching power. That’s what retired Navy Cmdr. Jim Feldkamp, now an adjunct professor at George Mason University, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Navy is incorporating virtual environments and distance learning so sailors can get training they need and not spend long periods away from their duty stations. It’s all part of the long term effort known as Sailor 2025.
The Army, Navy, and Air Force on Monday released their supplier performance ratings shortlists for 2016 — an honor roll for contractors’ business units scored highly by the military acquisition community.
A senior Navy official has been charged with brandishing a gun at a group of men he reportedly accused of being drunk and noisy at a neighbor’s party.
With robots actually doing more in the 21st century, one researcher thinks they might actually need to learn how to interact with people. The Office of Naval Research is working with Georgia Tech associate professor, Mark Reidl, to teach them some manners.
The Senate confirmed a new head of the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command and new chief of staff of the Air Force.
The U.S. Navy says the most senior enlisted sailor on a destroyer ship has been relieved of his duties for abusing authority and fostering a toxic work environment.
Paige Hinkle-Bowles is taking over for retired Deputy Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Navy for Civilian Human Resources Patricia Adams.
The U.S. Naval Academy is preparing officers for conflict on the next battlefield with a cybersecurity major.
DoD’s Third Offset strategy started investing in new areas last year to give the U.S. a technological advantage.