The Naval Supply Systems Command keeps machinery and people equipped and ready to go. It has some award winning programs for ensuring small business participation in its procurements.
The Navy plans to spend billions to acquire a variety of umanned ships of all sizes, 21 in all over the next five years. The Government Accountability Office advised Navy officials to take a portfolio approach to bring more efficiency and balance to the program.
The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress is looking at whether the body could function if a natural or manmade disaster took out large numbers of members.
The U.S. Navy was once enamored with speed
In today's Federal Newscast, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the Navy from enforcing its COVID vaccine mandate against nearly 4,000 sailors who’d filed religious exemptions.
A simple competition for software licenses ended up in court after the losing bidder claimed a Procurement Integrity Act violation. At issue was a Navy-run competition to supply software licenses over five years under a blanket purchase agreement. Simple, but not trivial, with an estimated ceiling of $2.5 billion.
The Defense Department is asking Congress for a $773 billion budget in 2023, which it says is crucial to continuing its concept of “integrated deterrence” — using weapons in multiple domains to project power — as it continues to identify China as the main threat to the United States.
The Supreme Court is giving the Navy a freer hand determining what job assignments it gives to 35 sailors who sued after refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Omnibus bill adds more than $1 billion in facility upkeep funding, an area DoD has knowingly neglected in its budgets for at least a decade.
The House-Senate appropriations agreement leaves out a DoD request to significantly expand a pilot program to test "colorless" appropriations for software and technology development.
The Navy's littoral combat ship program has never lived up to its promise. Although it scaled back, the Navy still plans to field 35 of the ships, but they have serious and persistent problems.
Even an organization as big and armed as the United States Navy doesn't take the ransomware threat for granted.
The Defense Department says it will permanently close the Navy’s massive Hawaii fuel tank facility that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor’s tap water
In its ongoing search for innovation towards the strategic edge, the Office of Naval Research has turned to academic. ONR recently sponsored a research project called the Gordian Knot For National Security Innovation.