Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took part in the opening ceremony Wednesday for the Great Green Fleet, a year-long initiative that demonstrates the sea service’s efforts to transform its energy use.
The Navy launched its year-long green initiative that will use alternative fuels and procurement practices to make the service more fuel efficient.
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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Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Navy to cut back on capacity and invest more in capability in a letter last week.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told an audience at the GreenGov Symposium Wednesday his service would reach the goal of producing 1 gigawatt of renewable energy five years ahead of schedule.
Brad Carson, DoD’s new acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness has until August to deliver recommendations on how to revamp the military personnel system. But in public comments Tuesday, he suggested a major shakeup is in order.
The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost taxpayers more than $4.7 million.
The Littoral Combat Ship program is struggling to stay afloat financially. But Congress has another concern. The ships themselves might be easy to sink. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus testified before the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on the Navy’s budget request yesterday. Subcommittee member Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) asked him to explain how this is possible if the LCS is supposed to be the ship of the future.
Navy moves to centralize its contracting and payment processes for overseas husbanding services after its investigators find tens of millions of dollars in overcharges resulting from bribes.