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.
Navy and other Defense officials tried, but failed to persuade Congress to make the change as part of the 2017 Defense authorization bill that passed in December. But top Navy personnel officials are lobbying lawmakers to include the language in this year’s bill. It would allow military promotion boards to place officers “of particular merit” at the top of promotion lists, ahead of their peers.
Military leaders converged this week on National Harbor, Maryland for Sea-Air-Space: The Navy League’s Global Maritime Exposition.
The top military leaders of each branch say the cumulative effect of years of continuing resolutions is taking its toll. But what makes 2017 so much worse than all the other years?
The Navy is supporting its sailors and industry with logistics. At the annual Sea Air Space Symposium, Federal Drive with Tom Temin speaks to Rear Adm. Jon Yuen, commander of the Naval Supply Systems Command, about how the service just set up its P-8 Logistics Cell or LOGCELL this year.
The Navy needs 2,000 civilians to deal with its ship maintenance backlog and even more if the fleet size increases.
When the hiring freeze started there were about 8,500 vacancies across the Air Force and the service was taking on about 1,300 each month.
The Navy is in the midst of a revamp of its Innovation Cell, the project it launched two years ago with the objective of speeding new technology through the acquisition process in under a year while living completely within the government’s existing acquisition policies.
The Air Force alone is dealing with a shortage of more than 600 pilots. The service is having trouble competing with airlines that can pay pilots more.
Beyond arguing for a larger fleet, authors of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report on the potential boost of defense funding, say the Navy needs to be re-structured to meet likely future threats. Bryan Clark, a senior fellow at the center, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what that re-imagined fleet would look like.
Only one military leader was aware of a new investigation into Tumblr blogs by the military.