Marine Corps

  • Navy aims for more accountability, centralized authority in acquisition commands

    After a decade in which relatively few questions were asked about resource allocations, Navy and Marine Corps acquisition leaders are moving to adjust to a new reality.

  • Agencies feel strain of balancing mobility, security

    The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.

  • First U.S. Marines head down under

    The first round of American troops stationed in Australia have landed, Defense News reports. More than two thousand marines will eventually settle at Robertson barracks in six-month rotations because the US doesn’t have a permanent base in Australia.

  • On the show today – April 10

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Marine Corps’ portable solar-energy units mean fewer IED deaths

    The Defense Department is the single largest consumer of energy in the world, and as part of a broad strategy to shift consumption to renewable sources, the Marine Corps is rolling out its Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network System (GREENS). Project manager Michael Gallagher told In Depth that GREENS saves not only fossil fuels and money, but also lives.

  • Opponent to gay ban repeal changes opinion

    Marine Gen. James Amos now calls the repeal of ”don’t ask don’t tell” a non-event and says it does not undermine the war effort.

  • IG: Steep decline in Pentagon senior mentors after new rules

    The use senior mentors — retired military officers or former high-level civilian officials hired as contractors — has dropped precipitously in the year and a half since the Defense Department instituted stiffer conflict-of-interest rules and a pay cap, according to an inspector general’s report issued last week.

  • Cyberspace links traditional military domains

    Col. Steve Zotti, the chief of staff for Marine Forces Cyber Command, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris that cyberspace links together nearly all the other domains.

  • DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

    The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

  • Marines frustrated by ban on bracelets

    The bracelets commemorate friends who were killed in action and vary in design; some are rubber, some are metal. But they’re considered unauthorized jewelry, and the Marine Corps has banned them.