Navy Secretary Ray Mabus laid out a number of personnel initiatives in a May 13 speech, including a call to double the number of weeks of paid maternity leave for sailors and Marines and more education opportunities.
The development of an aircraft carrier-based unmanned plane has been delayed by years because the Navy has not determined whether the technology will primarily be used for attacks or for surveillance.
The services are responsible for fourt-fifths of the Defense Department's $98 billion in secondary item excess inventory, which includes spare parts that can be repaired and reused and other supplies needed to maintain military equipment.
U.S. special forces members don't believe that women can handle the physical and mental demands and are concerned the Defense Department will weaken standards to allow women to serve in the elite fighting units, says an April 6 Associated Press article.
Leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps took up the charge to warn against the problems facing the DoD if sequestration-related cuts stay in place for next fiscal year, in a March 10 statement.
The Army, Navy and Marines don't know how many military members have been separated from service due to mental illness that aren't considered service-related, says a Feb. 13 Government Accountability Office report.
The military services don't know if their mental health staffing levels meet the needs of military members because their departmentwide fiscal 2016 assessment is missing critical data, says a Jan. 30 Government Accountability Office report.
The Navy and Marine Corps reasonably justified about $220 million worth of IT contracts that were solicited without full and open competition, says the Defense Department's inspector general in a report issued Jan. 23.
The Defense Department doesn't know if it employs the appropriate number of workers at headquarters because it doesn't determine personnel requirements as part of a systematic process and procedures aren't in place to make sure the department assesses its personnel needs periodically, says a Jan. 21 Government Accountability report.
The Navy's information networks must be available, secure and capable of serving as warfighting platforms, said the head of Navy Cyber Command during a Dec. 2 event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.