Navy

  • Navy’s largest command is under the microscope

    Pentagon Solutions listens to Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, speak at the Surface Navy Association’s annual convention

  • Amid bribery scandal, Navy changes business practices for overseas port calls

    Navy moves to centralize its contracting and payment processes for overseas husbanding services after its investigators find tens of millions of dollars in overcharges resulting from bribes.

  • Navy, Marine Corps still unsure about migrating to enterprise email

    After a Pentagon directive “with no escape clause” for all DoD components to migrate to a single email system, Navy and Marine Corps respond by studying the business case for doing so. Officials want to figure out the cost to move to the DISA-run service.

  • Pentagon budget situation revolves around readiness

    Retired Adm. John Harvey, former commander of the Fleet Forces Command, joins Francis Rose.

  • Navy wins bid protest, ready to move ahead with NGEN program

    The Government Accountability Office upheld the Navy’s award to HP of its $3.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract after two losing bidders protested.

  • DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

    Virtually every one of DoD’s acquisition programs took a hit from sequestration in the first year of sequestration, officials from each of the military services told lawmakers this week. But the next few years of the 10-year spending restrictions could be much more painful, especially if Congress doesn’t return to the process of enacting regular appropriations bills.

  • Former recruiter in custody after shooting at Navy property in Tenn.

    The Navy said the suspect was in custody after the shooting at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, near Memphis. The Navy said two soldiers were wounded, though neither had life- threatening injuries.

  • Navy Yard task force focusing on return to normal

    A month after IT contractor Aaron Alexis gunned down a dozen colleagues at the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy has assembled a team of experts to handle every aspect of the recovery effort, from restoring operations at the facility to continuing to care for those affected by the tragedy. Dennis McGinn, the assistant secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installation and Environment (EI&E) has been tasked with leading the recovery task force.

  • Morin paints challenging way ahead for Air Force’s audit readiness

    Jamie Morin, the outgoing comptroller and President Barack Obama’s nominee to be DoD’s second director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, told lawmakers Thursday that the Air Force would struggle to meet the 2014 financial management deadline. Jo Ann Rooney, the nominee to be undersecretary of the Navy, said furloughs from sequestration and the government shutdown have delayed progress on several programs.

  • Navy moves forward with next-gen AEGIS system

    CAPT James Kilby, deputy for Ballistic Missile Defense, AEGIS, and Destroyers in the Navy’s Surface Warfare Directorate, joins host Sean McCalley on this week’s Agency of the Month program to discuss the agency’s next-gen AEGIS system.

  • FBI releases video of shooter entering Navy Yard building

    The FBI says Aaron Alexis did not target individuals when he went on a shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard. A video released by the FBI shows Alexis arriving at the Navy Yard by car and entering Building 197, the headquarters of Naval Sea Systems Command.

  • NAVSEA looks to temporarily relocate workers in wake of Navy Yard shooting

    Naval Sea Systems Command leadership will work to find alternative work accommodations for the 3,000 employees who worked in the command’s headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard facility. The building was the site of a mass shooting Monday in which 13, people, including the gunman, were killed.

  • OPM defends 2007 background check of Navy Yard shooter

    The same company that performed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s background investigation also performed a check of Aaron Alexis, the IT contractor who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. The Office of Personnel Management said it believes Alexis’ background check was complete and that the Defense Department signed off on the results of the background check.

  • Military focuses on return to normalcy as Navy Yard reopens

    Most of the Washington Navy Yard reopened this morning, with an increased security presence at the gates and in the facility. The Navy’s goal is to provide whatever counseling and support is necessary to its employees to return the base to normalcy.