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.
The Navy is testing a new evaluation system that it says will be more objective, deliver greater fidelity in measuring sailors’ performance. The end goal is to use the scores to help inform servicemembers’ compensation packages.
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.