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Esper’s SecDef Hearing Set, But Nomination Still Missing

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“We’re expediting the process, but there are no shortcuts,” says SASC Ranking Member Jack Reed regarding Mark Esper’s SecDef confirmation hearing.

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Adm. Moran Out As Next CNO, So Who’s Next?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Musical chairs will ensue in the Navy’s top ranks following the surprise resignation of the CNO nominee. Who’s on deck?

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Why Is SPAWAR Now NAVWAR? Networks & Cyber Warfare

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


Nobody will ever have to wonder again whether SPAWAR is pronounced SPAY-war or SPA-war

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CNO: USS Lincoln Persian Gulf Trip No Surprise — ‘Planned For Some Time’

Posted by Paul McLeary on


CNO John Richardson said Monday that, essentially, the Persian Gulf deployment was business as usual. “The Abraham Lincoln Strike Group was planned to deploy for some time now,” he told the SeaAirSpace conference.

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Congress Applauds VP Pence’s Surprise Nixing Of Truman Retirement

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon and Navy leadership say the USS Harry S. Truman must retire so modernization might live. The White House wants to blow that plan up.

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CNO: New Strategy Is To ‘Force Our Competitors to Respond’

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“In the ideal world we would want our competitors to respond to our moves instead of us responding to them… We would want to make many of the first moves on our own.”

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Navy Needs Cyber Secretary, Wouldn’t Say No To Truman Refueling: SecNav Spencer

Posted by Paul McLeary on


In future wars, “one of our battles is going to be just getting off of the pier,” the Navy’s top civilian said, because of cyber attacks against Navy forces and infrastructure.

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Navy Unveils $3.2B Unfunded List: 2 F-35s, New Laser & More Precision Strike

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy tells Congress it wants to get more deadly and sail longer. Quickly. Can you say unfunded requirements?

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Navy Unveils 355 Ship Fleet Plan — But It’ll All Change

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy thinks it will need at least $40 billion a year to maintain its new fleet — but admits that they haven’t actually added it all up yet.

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Navy CNO Defends Increased Secrecy in Wake of Chinese Hacking

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy, unlike the other Armed Services, is hiding the names of its officers from the public in fear they could become targets for Chinese hackers.

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