The Navy’s 2018 budget doesn’t even begin to build the 350-ship fleet officials say is needed. Instead, it prioritizes readiness over growth.
Students at the Naval War College and several universities in Massachusetts participated in exercises to simulate how military and civil interaction in times of crisis. They retreated to a state park to enact a refugee situation. Dave Polatty, director of the civilian-military humanitarian response program at the Naval War College, explains the purpose of this annual program on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
A judge has sentenced the first active-duty U.S. Navy admiral convicted of a federal crime to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators.
The Navy’s senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined.
The Nationals celebrated the Navy this week at Nationals Park. Check out all the sights.
Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer John Zangardi said he is taking a “risk-aware” approach when it comes to meeting his priorities, some of which include improving effectiveness and efficiency, learning to “speak warfighter,” and defining cyber responsibilities.
The Navy plans on hiring for work in shipyards now that it has funds to maintain its fleet.
The Navy brass have decided to buy a dozen new ships they’re calling a frigate. But it’s basically a littoral combat ship with some modifications. The Government Accountability Office found there’s too little information about the frigate for Congress to make informed decisions. Michele Mackin, director of acquisition and sourcing issues at GAO, provides details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Navy’s top officer says he remains convinced that the global security landscape will demand “more Navy,” over the next few decades, but his service appears to be tempering its appetite for exactly how much more, at least when measured in numbers of ships and people.
Fifteen organizations, both liberal and conservative, called on the White House to use a scalpel rather than a meat ax to cut DoD civilian employees.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
The Navy launching a task force to improve its chops in ocean science. Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, the Navy’s chief oceanographer and commander of the Naval Meteorological and Oceanography Command, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that sharing private, intimate images without consent is now an explicit violation of Navy rules.
The National Security Agency is holding its 17th annual Cyber Defensive Exercise to help young cyber warriors hone their skills.
Saying it doesn’t have unlimited resources to fix all of its cyber vulnerabilities, the Navy is looking to prioritize, including through a pilot program to help commanders understand which cyber problems are the biggest threats to their missions.