Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 24 2012

Watchdog group: Cancel Lockheed LCS

San Diego Union - Tue, 2012-04-24 11:23
A government watchdog group is calling on Congress to cancel the Lockheed Martin variant of the Navy's littoral combat ship program.
Apr 24 2012

Leathernext: Marines Want Better Networks, Sensors — And Terminator Vision - Tue, 2012-04-24 05:30
The Marine Corps' tech blueprint the next 20 years calls for data networks that keep them connected, online search tools that use natural language, and software that can sift through the oceans of data sensors and cameras collect.
Apr 23 2012

Naval History and Heritage Command chief resigns

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-23 15:43
The director of the Navy’s historical command resigned Monday, in the wake of an inspector general report that found his command struggling with decaying records and fraying ties to historians.
Apr 23 2012

VA Ruled Exempt from Automatic Budget Cuts - Headlines - Mon, 2012-04-23 15:33
The Department of Veterans Affairs would be exempt from automatic, across-the-board reductions in federal budget growth that could take effect in January, the Obama administration said Monday.
Apr 23 2012

VA should care for Lejeune vets, lawmakers say

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-23 15:24
Lawmakers are appealing to President Obama to get the VA to provide free health care to veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune during a 30-year span that ended in 1987.
Apr 23 2012

Missile agency buys, makes unready technology

The Washington Times - Mon, 2012-04-23 14:09
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is producing and buying technology before it is fully ready, crippling its efforts to develop a system that can intercept ballistic warheads, according to federal auditors.
Apr 23 2012

Hijacked Italian tanker's crew freed after 4 months

Washington Examiner World News - Mon, 2012-04-23 11:34
Italy says the 18 crew members of an Italian tanker hijacked by pirates off Oman four months ago have been freed.
Apr 23 2012

Pentagon plans new focus for spy agency

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-23 10:03
The Pentagon is rebranding and reorganizing its clandestine spy shop, sending more officers to work alongside the CIA in places like China, after a decade of focusing intensely on war zones.
Apr 23 2012

CG commandant treated for prostate cancer

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-23 09:57
The head of the Coast Guard is undergoing surgery for prostate cancer at Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland.
Apr 23 2012

Q&A: Mabus discusses shape of the future fleet

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-23 06:47
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus sat down with Navy Times to share his vision for the future of the Navy as he begins his fourth year on the job.


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