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Defense Department must institutionalize technology acquisition lessons from pandemic

The cash influx in the Technology Modernization Fund (a government funding vehicle that encourages modernization) should help agencies accelerate digital transformation efforts. Keeping the momentum going after the pandemic is over could be more of a challenge. Danelle Barrett, former Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Navy, said Department of Defense leadership must keep and […]


Financial statement audit among top areas of focus at Department of the Navy

The Navy is claiming progress in all three areas of its financial audit. The service’s financial management leader says the Navy is transforming the way it manages its money. Alaleh Jenkins, Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) at the Department of the Navy, said the financial statement […]


Partnerships essential to protect open and free sea lines of communication

The ship that was blocking the Suez Canal has been free for about a week now, but the incident is making people all over the world think again about supply chain resilience. Adm. Jamie Foggo (USN-ret.), former Commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Africa, said it is critical to work with other navies so […]


Defense budget could challenge Army most of all military branches

The Biden administration’s skinny budget should release soon for fiscal year 2022. It will include topline numbers for defense spending. Budget watchers expect that number to stay flat over the next few years. Mark Cancian, Senior Advisor in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the upcoming defense budget […]


R&D element strongest part of Navy’s unmanned campaign plan, says Bryan Clark

The Navy has a new framework for creating unmanned systems for its fleet. The document lists five overarching goals, but that document does not specify targets for the number of vessels or the timeline. Former Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations Bryan Clark said he thinks the unmanned campaign plan “fell a little […]


Top priorities for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard

RADM Sinclair Harris (USN ret.), National Vice President of Military Affairs at the Navy League, discusses maritime policy recommendations and prioritization of maintaining American sea power


Eliminating inequality and bias in the military

RADM Alvin Holsey (USN), Commander of Navy Personnel Command, describes how the Task Force One Navy developed recommendations to improve Navy readiness by eliminating inequality and bias

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