Home

Navy secretary: Service will request $600M to pay for Fitz, McCain repairs

Lee Hudson | Sept. 20, 2017

The Navy will seek an additional $600 million in operations and maintenance funding from Congress to pay repair bills for both the Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S. McCain (DDG-56), according to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

STRATCOM chief would prefer BCA-level funding over stopgap measures

Justin Doubleday | Sept. 20, 2017

The head of U.S. strategic forces says he would prefer Congress pass a lower defense budget on time, rather than extending a stopgap continuing resolution beyond December, even if doing so could result in a higher budget midway through the fiscal year.

Despite progress on BRAC debate, authorization still evades the Pentagon

Justin Doubleday | Sept. 20, 2017

This year's defense policy bill is unlikely to include authorization for a new base realignment and closure round, after leaders on the Senate Armed Services Committee dropped an expected push for such a provision.

Shanahan sets up senior-level steering group to accelerate cloud computing acquisition

Justin Doubleday | Sept. 20, 2017

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has tasked a group of senior leaders from Defense Department innovation organizations with developing a plan to accelerate DOD's acquisition of cloud computing technologies.

Accelerating Super Hornet transition to Navy reserve will cost $2.3 billion

Justin Katz | Sept. 20, 2017

Accelerating the transition of 31 Super Hornet aircraft to the Navy reserve combat air fleet over two years would cost $2.3 billion, according to a report viewed by Inside the Navy.

G-8: Continuing resolutions 'absolutely' harm Army priorities

Courtney McBride | Sept. 20, 2017

As the Defense Department braces for another continuing resolution, the Army's deputy chief of staff for programs says the stopgap funding measure's harm should not be downplayed.

Army seeking prototypes for Remote Reconnaissance Vehicle Project

Connie Lee | Sept. 20, 2017

The Army is pursuing a prototype project to examine an amphibious, robotic, all-terrain vehicle capability, according to a Sept. 11 request for proposals released on Federal Business Opportunities.

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has tasked a group of senior leaders from Defense Department innovation organizations with developing a plan to accelerate DOD's acquisition of cloud computing technologies.

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

Army senior leaders will spend fiscal year 2018 laying the groundwork for potential new programs, even though it will require them to devote fewer resources to improving existing systems, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

Mattis wants closer ties with defense industry

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today he wants to establish more robust lines of communication between the Pentagon and the defense industry.

G-8: Continuing resolutions 'absolutely' harm Army priorities

As the Defense Department braces for another continuing resolution, the Army's deputy chief of staff for programs says the stopgap funding measure's harm should not be downplayed.

SWO boss calls for attention to manning, certifications following collisions

Following multiple collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet, Naval Surface Forces commander Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden is calling for changes in the service's focus, according to a new notice.

Trump picks Harker for Navy job

President Trump intends to nominate Thomas Harker, a Department of Veterans Affairs official, to serve as assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller, the White House announced Friday.

Navy delays NGEN-R contract by about five months

The Navy said today it is delaying the Next Generation Enterprise Network recompete by about five months to implement a new "sprint" contract development process.

Army seeking prototypes for Remote Reconnaissance Vehicle Project

The Army is pursuing a prototype project to examine an amphibious, robotic, all-terrain vehicle capability, according to a Sept. 11 request for proposals released on Federal Business Opportunities.