The Navy has signed on to have a 210 megawatt solar facility built at its Naval Air Station North Island, California, making it the biggest purchase of renewable energy by federal entity, according to an Aug. 20 Navy statement.
The winning team, which also includes Accenture Federal and Henry Schein Practice Solutions, beat out competitors, including one team led by Allscripts, Computer Science Corp. and HP, and another led by Epic Systems and IBM.
A cross-platform mobile device program deployed through the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network will use Good Technology to secure mobile content and apps on iOS and Android devices
The Navy and Marine Corps will now allow women to take 18 weeks of maternity leave, tripling the amount of leave that new mothers previously had, says a July 2 Navy statement.
Federal workers at the Washington Navy Yard were given the "all clear" – lifting a morning lockdown – after someone inside the installation in Southeast D.C. reported hearing shots fired around 7:30 a.m.
The Navy exceeded its allowable limit for carryover funds for repairing equipment in 10 of the last 11 years, says a June 30 Government Accountability Office report.
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.