For DoD, new flexibility for IT spending is a test of trust with Congress

Early signs suggest Congress is ready to let DoD expand pilot programs that use colorless appropriations for IT, but not without limitations.

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DoD wants transformational 2023 budget, but will take some cuts to pay for it

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In this handout image from the U.S. Navy, an MQ-9 Sea Guardian unmanned maritime surveillance drone flies over the USS Coronado in the Pacific Ocean during a drill April 21, 2021. The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet said Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, it will launch a new task force that incorporates airborne, sailing and underwater drones after years of maritime attacks linked to ongoing tensions with Iran. (U.S. Navy/Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe, via AP)

Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions

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Would a joint environment with the private sector improve federal cybersecurity?

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New Navy approach to supply chain elevates data-driven decisions to C-suite

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U.S Naval Academy midshipmen stand at attention for the national anthem during the academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Will Newton)

Naval Academy expels 18 after online exam cheating probe

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(Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Carla Ocampo/U.S. Navy via AP)This May 18, 2011 photo made available by the U.S. Navy shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd in the Pacific Ocean. On Saturday, April 26, 2020, the Navy said the number of sailors aboard the ship confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus has nearly doubled, rising from 18 to 33. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Carla Ocampo/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy will likely counsel vaccine-resisting sailors before moving to punitive actions

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Peter Musurlian/Federal News NetworkJames Balocki and Tom Temin

Extreme weather threats prompt Navy to ensure energy independence, facility climate resilience

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Peter Musurlian/Federal News NetworkKelly McCool and Tom Temin

Navy’s digital warfare office focused on closing capability gaps, building requirements

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What the FY 2022 Defense budget request says about a future fight with China

When Pentagon leadership discusses the rising threat of China, are they putting military dollars where their mouths are? For answers, Federal Drive turned…

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FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, smoke rises from the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego after an explosion and fire on board the ship at Naval Base San Diego. The U.S. Navy said Thursday, July 29, 2021, that charges have been filed against a sailor who is accused of starting a fire last year that destroyed a warship docked off San Diego. The amphibious assault ship called the USS Bonhomme Richard burned for more than four days and was the Navy's worst U.S. warship fire outside of combat in recent memory. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Navy charges sailor with setting fire that destroyed warship

The U.S. Navy says a sailor has been charged with starting a fire last year that destroyed a warship docked off San Diego

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

The Navy and Air Force want to shed existing weapons systems to free up funds for great power competition. Many of those systems really are old, but not all.

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