John Kroger – a former Marine, an academic, a federal prosecutor and past attorney general for the State of Oregon – has been selected to become the Navy’s first chief learning officer.
THE PENTAGON — The Navy Department will soon create a new office led by a special assistant to the secretary who will have sweeping authority to integrate and manage the critical areas of information management and security, aided by four deputies responsible for buying the right technology, determining strategies to better handle digital information and data and to enforce greater cybersecurity within the naval services and industrial suppliers. Read More
Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was officially nominated Monday afternoon to assume the role permanently, setting off a chain reaction of position shifts inside the Pentagon’s civilian leadership.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Navy by next month will have an idea of what its proposed assistant secretary of the Navy for information management office would look like, after an ongoing study to define the new office and its mission wraps up, the undersecretary of the Navy told USNI News. Read More
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Navy is unsure what spending items, if any, it will have to give up now that the White House has decided it wants to refuel aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), but leaders are confident that the Navy will still find money to keep its unmanned surface vessels on track. Read More
The following is the Feb. 25, 2019 one-year report from the Readiness and Reform Oversight Council (RROC) that was established following the 2017 fatal collisions in the Western Pacific and chaired by Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Navy needs to “radically change” the way it does business if it wants to survive in an era of military competition with Russia and China, the service’s number-two civilian said on Wednesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON – The Navy is pushing a series of education reforms to better train enlisted sailors and officers to face the increasing military capability posed by near-peer competitors and to fight complex, high-end wars. Read More
The Department of the Navy released a new Business Operations Plan Wednesday, designed to align the department with the National Defense Strategy and to set the tone for how the Navy and Marine Corps function for the next four years.
This post has been updated to more accurately reflect the timeline of events during Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly’s recent visit to Micronesia.
As the Navy undersecretary visited several small Pacific nations to talk about regional cooperation and disaster relief, he saw first-hand what such assistance looks like in an emergency.