Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Navy Program Puts Lockheed, Austal in Shipbuilding Competition

The Navy has selected two contracting firms to manufacture 55 vessels for its $37.4 billion Littoral Combat Ships program, Federal News Radio reports. The program has placed Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Australia-based firm Austal in a head-to-head competition to see who can produce the highest quality vessels at a …

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Navy to Introduce New Cyber Certification Process

The Navy will issue certifications at the end of each information technology training program to ensure the department’s cybersecurity workers are up to speed, Federal News Radio reports. A recent General Accountability Office report concluded federal agencies do not have a standardized training program for their cyber workforces. Navy Chief …

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Navy Holds Health Service Assessment Conference

The Navy held an event to generate support for its Expeditionary Health Service Support Capability Based Assessment, according to a Thursday Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs press release. The conference was held from March 19 to 21 and attracted nearly 100 medical and operational specialists who gathered …

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Navy Extends Career Intermission Program

The Navy is renewing a program for three more years that allows soldiers to take a break without penalty and return to service. The move is part of the fiscal year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. The Career Intermission Pilot Program allows naval personnel to take a career intermission and …

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Navy CIO Wants More Small IT Firms Bidding for Contracts

In an effort to promote competition and diversity, the U.S. Navy‘s chief information officer said more small information technologies companies should compete for service contracts. In an interview with Federal News Radio, Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen said a “changing financial picture” is primarily responsible for the Navy’s outreach to smaller …

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Survey Gives Mixed Reviews for Agencies on Twitter Use

The non-profit group Expert Labs recently released a new social media dashboard. Results from its Federal Social Media Index, which ranks 125 federal agencies based on public engagement on Twitter, showed a trend of agencies with less followers engaging with more with their followers than the more popular agencies. The …

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Harnitchek Assumes DLA Director Post

Navy Vice Adm. Mark D. Harnitchek assumed responsibility of Defense Logistics Agency from outgoing director Vice Adm. Alan Thompson, at a Friday ceremony according to a DLA release. Previously, Harnitchek served as deputy commander at the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Thompson, who took the position …

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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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A-T Solutions to Provide IED Training Program to Navy

In an $8.9 million contract, A-T Solutions Inc. will supply the U.S. Navy with its Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive Device Trainers. The training program uses terrain maps and real video to simulate how soldiers might encounter IEDs in the field.  The training program can be updated quickly to account for …

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