U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/ReleasedSAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2019) Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT). CIAT is the Navy’s newest combat systems trainer. Rafael Peralta became the first warship to pilot the advance warfare training curriculum at CIAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)190110-N-AZ808-1033

Navy awards contract for next generation of submarines expected to cost $110B

The $9.4 billion agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat begins production work on the new Columbia class submarine, but still threatens other Navy…

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Navy launches six more ‘tech bridges’ to connect local innovators with Defense funding

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Navy contract spending jumps 30% in April amid coronavirus pandemic

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Navy hoping to keep some acquisition momentum during COVID-19

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Leidos wins recompetition of Navy’s multibillion dollar NGEN contract

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Navy putting emphasis on faster, more productive SBIRs

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U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus CastanedaPHILIPPINE SEA (June 8, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) sail in formation during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force warships. Ashland is underway conducting routine operations as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)190608-N-WI365-1036

Navy creating new senior civilian position to manage long-term sustainment

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HHS, Navy, seek to stay one step ahead of tech trends through agile acquisition

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Navy gives OTA authority to all systems commands

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Military secretaries happy about acquisition reforms, but want time to take a breath

After three years of procurement reform, the military services want time to assess the new acquisition tools they’ve been given.

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Congress gets high marks from military services on acquisition reforms

After three years of reforms, Congress is getting its report card from the military.

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New Navy goal: Move most IT systems to cloud by 2021

James Geurts, the new assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition believes the Navy can move faster than initially planned in its “cloud first” strategy.

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