Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione checks out some of the projects the Office of Naval Research is funding.
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier will officially join the fleet Saturday at a commissioning overseen by President Donald Trump
The Office of Naval Research is trying not to make bets on certain technologies and is instead betting on its people.
No piece of hardware exemplifies power projection quite like a U.S. aircraft carrier. But the fleet is aging. Replacements cost more than $10 billion apiece and they have basic performance problems. But the big question may be in an age when nearly every country has access to missiles, are carriers obsolete? Justin Bachman, aviation reporter at Bloomberg News, gives his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Richard Spencer and his favorite business theory sailed through a July 11 Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently saw one of its longtime employees off into retirement. Steve Lavie, had a long career working on a nuclear submarine in the Navy then at nuclear power plants on the East Coast and finally at the NRC. But when he enlisted in the Navy, he was just a few credits shy of receiving his college degree. His NRC colleagues saw to it that Lavie still had a chance to experience a college commencement, before his retirement this summer. Lavie tells his story to Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, wants to make sure the Navy reaches its magic number of 350 ships. Wittman spoke to Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about a bill he introduced that will help the Navy do that.
The Navy announced its bonus reenlistment numbers for pilots in 2018. Meanwhile, Congress is trying to give more money to the Air Force to retain pilots.
The Navy has removed almost all of its departmentwide computer-based training requirements for both sailors and civilians, in favor of more local control by commands. The Air Force has cut its servicewide online training demands in half, with more reductions possibly on the way.
The Navy is developing a new framework that will determine how it administers its technology development process. The goal, the chief of Naval research tells Federal News Radio, is to “impedance match” each stage of the acquisition system with the pace of technology.
Japan’s coast guard is investigating why it took nearly an hour for a deadly collision between a U.S. Navy destroyer and a container ship to be reported
New competitors and the rapid advance of technology have changed the character of military competition, and the US military has to change with it.
The military is writing new policies to protect building from sea level rise.
The Navy’s 2018 budget request includes a billion more dollars and a thousand new employees to help the service dig out of an ongoing ship maintenance backlog. Trouble is, the Navy’s current training regimen for new depot maintenance workers takes about five years before they’re ready to work, and officials say they need to find ways to speed that process up.
Navy’s personnel IT budget rises by 77 percent in 2018 and is expected to more than double by 2020 to support a “transformation” of the personnel system dubbed Sailor 2025.