Mike Sydla, the division director for Information Management Resources Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations at Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, said keeping everything moving has meant embracing a new mindset but also keeping some workers in shipyards to continue fleet work.
Sarkis Tatigian joined the Navy in 1942. He’s been there ever since, until his death this week at the age of 96. Read about him and other Defense news in this week’s DoD Reporter’s Notebook.
Down the end of a narrow, wooded road, on a sparsely populated peninsula, little-known feds help sharpen the tooth for U.S. warfighters
An investigation by Naval Sea Systems Command found employees at the nation’s largest Navy shipyard spent 12 years amassing weapons, vehicles and boats, building what amounted to an unauthorized police force.
The Navy’s 2018 budget request includes a billion more dollars and a thousand new employees to help the service dig out of an ongoing ship maintenance backlog. Trouble is, the Navy’s current training regimen for new depot maintenance workers takes about five years before they’re ready to work, and officials say they need to find ways to speed that process up.
The Navy plans on hiring for work in shipyards now that it has funds to maintain its fleet.
The Navy needs 2,000 civilians to deal with its ship maintenance backlog and even more if the fleet size increases.
The Navy is in the very early stages of a program that aims to overhaul and replace more than 100 systems and applications which currently handle ship maintenance, many of which date to the 1960s.
The final details of the 2017 defense authorization bill remain a work in progress for the House and Senate, but one bargaining chip of the deal could undo some steep travel cuts for DoD employees.
The Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command will be in charge of hiring a contractor to provide identity-protection services to victims of the breach on the Office of Personnel Management’s background-investigation database. NAVSEA will issue an RFQ early next week. GSA was supposed to send it out this week.