The following is the April, 1 2014 report from the Congressional Research Service, Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air and Missile Defense. Read More
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A $796 million line item that would go toward the refueling and overhaul of USS George Washington (CVN-73) was removed from the Navy’s unfunded requirements list, several sources confirmed to USNI News.
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has never once asked for parole since he was eligible, one of the government agents who caught Pollard told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s mandate capping of the first variants of the Littoral Combat Ship at 32 hulls will do little to limit the acquisition of the mission packages for the Flight 0 LCS over the next five years, navy officials told USNI News last week. Read More
The following is a list of U.S. Navy flag officer announcements from the Pentagon, released this afternoon. The bulk of the list is comprised of Navy captains who are nominated for the rank of Rear Admiral. Read More
The following is from the Government Accountability Office’s March, 31, 2014 report to Congress, Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs. Read More
The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday. Read More
The Navy will hold a formal decommissioning ceremony for USS Miami (SSN-755), the Los Angeles-class attack boat (SSN-688) that was damaged by arson in 2012. Read More
James Schlesinger — the former head of the Pentagon, the CIA and the first Secretary of Energy — died on Thursday. Read More