Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.
Rear. Adm. Danelle Barrett, the Navy's chief information officer is our guest for the full hour this week.
She and Jared Serbu spend the bulk of the hour discussing some major changes her office has just directed to reorient the way the Navy buys commercial cloud computing services.
Also, a new pilot program the Navy's launching this spring: "Compile-to-Combat in 24 Hours." As the name implies, the idea is to deliver new software capabilities to ships in less than a day, rather than the 18 months it takes to deploy new systems right now.