Ray Mabus

Ignoring budget caps, Navy issues new call for larger fleet

The 2016 update to the Navy Force Structure Assessment, sent to Congress last week, asserts the service needs a fleet of 355 ships in order to adequately…

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Congress looks to Trump for funds left behind in NDAA

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Farewell to longest-serving Navy secretary in modern era

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Ash Carter

6 times cabinet members faced the bright lights of late night TV

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FILE - This June 2, 2011 photo shows the Tennessee Valley Authority's Bellefonte Nuclear Plant site in Hollywood, Ala. On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Tennessee Valley Authority board voted to sell the never-completed nuclear plant that has cost more than $4 billion dollars over the last four decades. (AP Photo/Eric Schultz, File)

Navy eyes miniature nuclear reactors to power its bases

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Mental health now part of Navy’s discharge considerations

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Fuel lines connect the USS William P. Lawrence guided missile destroyer, right, with a tanker during a refueling at sea Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in waters off  Coronado, Calif. The U.S. Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuel, calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy finds Congress friendlier as service continues to go green

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Navy wants an acquisition system willing to fail fast

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A U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. The powerful U.S. B-52 bomber flew low over South Korea on Sunday, a clear show of force from the United States as a Cold War-style standoff deepened between its ally Seoul and North Korea following Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

DoD’s modernization efforts ballooned by Air Force upgrades, study says

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Navy launches Green Fleet partly powered by biofuel

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In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman transits the Strait of Hormuz. Iranian naval vessels conducted rocket tests last week near the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, the USS Bulkeley destroyer and a French frigate, the FS Provence, and commercial traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the American military said Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 causing new tension between the two nations after a landmark nuclear deal. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class M. J. Lieberknecht/U.S. Navy via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Green is Navy’s new color with fleet initiative

The Navy launched its year-long green initiative that will use alternative fuels and procurement practices to make the service more fuel efficient.

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Air Force secretary puts new moms at ease over maternity leave

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James assured mothers she would change Air Force maternity leave policy if the Defense Department does not.

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Security, personnel systems top DoD and intel concerns in 2015

Federal News Radio counts down our 10 most-read Defense and Intelligence Community stories from 2015.

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