Marine Corps

  • #FedFeed – Marines get a cake on their birthday

    Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for you enjoyment.

  • Dan Goure: Is Navy equipped enough to keep USMC amphibious?

    Although recent conflicts haven’t required the Marines Corps’ storied amphibious capability. It remains an important asset. Dan Goure, vice president of the Lexington Institute, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss whether the Navy is buying enough amphibious ships to fully support the Marine Corps.

  • #FedFeed – Feds on National Coffee Day

    Welcome to the #FedFeed, a daily collection of federal ephemera gathered from social media and presented for your enjoyment.

  • 11 government Instagram accounts to follow

    Social media has become a useful tool for federal agencies to show off the work they do every day.

  • James Goldgeier: AU program offers Marines new perspective on modern warfare

    Marine Corps graduates of the USMC Command and Staff college have a new opportunity for continuing education. That’s thanks to a partnership between the Corps and the American University. James Goldgeier, dean of AU’s School of International Service, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin distance learning classes will give officers the chance to get new perspectives on modern warfare.

  • Retired officers object to DoD’s tinkering with blended retirement

    Even before the blended retirement plan goes into effect, the Pentagon is monkeying with it, and that’s got the ire of retired officers.

  • The few, the proud, the inked

    Joining the military means you’re prepared to put skin in the game, as the saying goes. More and more, that skin is adorned with ink.

  • Navy eyes miniature nuclear reactors to power its bases

    Navy Secretary says the maritime services haven’t devoted much attention to nuclear as a shore-side “alternative” energy option thus far, but it’s time to start.

  • Navy may take new route with huge IT contract

    The Navy is considering multisourcing its next NGEN contract.

  • Navy, Marine Corps gain new latitude to buy cloud computing services

    In a step that may go some way toward reducing some of the red tape between the Defense Department and cloud computing vendors, the Department of the Navy (DoN) said last week that the Navy and Marine Corps can sign off on their own business cases for migrating to commercial cloud vendors without seeking higher-level approval.