Tag Archives: Navy

USDA, Energy & Navy Team Up for Biofuels Initiative

The Departments of Agriculture, Energy and the Navy have entered a three-year partnership with the private sector to spur production of biofuels, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday. The departments will invest up to $510 million to help produce drop-in aviation and marine biofuels to power both military and commercial transportation. …

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DoD Panel: Change Military Retirement System

The 20-year retirement system the military has used for generations should be phased out and be replaced with a corporate-style program, a Defense Department panel said. The Defense Business Board released its proposal July 21, recommending the corporate-style program contribute money to individual retirement savings accounts rather than future monthly …

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Rear Adm. Greg Smith

  Rear Adm. Greg Smith is the deputy chief of staff for communication for U.S. and NATO International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, a position he has held since 2009. Smith is responsible for all communication activities in theater, including public affairs, military information support operations and traditional communication. He …

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CNO Roughead: Navy ‘Irreversibly’ Committed to Social Media

Count Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead among the social media enthusiasts in the government and military. The Navy is “irreversibly” committed to engaging in social media, he said, according to a FierceGovernmentIT report on remarks he made this week at an Institute for Public Relations’ Strategic Communications Summit …

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Military Branches among Top Facebookers in Gov’t

In a poll of social media experts and Facebook users, the armed services were singled out for their social media savvy, according to a report on Nextgov. Facebook’s Washington department polled what Nextgov said was a “handful” of social media experts as well as Facebook users on three of the …

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Military’s Green More than Just Camouflage

It’s a story that stretches from the battlefield to the drawing board. A team at Fort Belvoir, Va., won a coveted GreenGov Presidential Award for its plans to develop a sustainable, green community at Fort Belvoir. The Army’s Residential Communities Initiative plans for a 50-year public-private partnership to build more …

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Cybersecurity a Team Sport, Says Navy CIO Robert Carey

A team effort involving the private and public sectors could be the answer to integrating the “best of the best” to provide a balanced risk-management approach to cyber defense, according to Navy Chief Information Officer Robert Carey. “As I step closer to the operational component of the cyber world with …

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Armed Forces Report Recruiting Successes for June

The active-duty services reported recruiting successes for June, a traditionally active month for recruiting, defense officials said yesterday. As a majority of recruits are recent high school graduates, the busiest recruiting months typically are May through September, said Cynthia Smith, a DoD spokeswoman. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine …

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