200326-N-VI040-1002 NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (MAR. 26, 2020) Hospital Corpsman Apprentice Jacob Velazquez of Redlands, California checks the temperature of an incoming Sailor to the Branch health Clinic on Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi. The temperature checks assist in preventing the potential of COVID-19 on the base. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rafael Avelar/Released)

The Navy wants to use wearable tech to fight spread of COVID-19

The Navy is seeking commercially available proximity-tracking technology based on wearables that continuously track the distance between themselves and others nearby.
100730-N-9564W-020 GULFPORT, Miss. (July 30, 2010) Electronics Technician 3rd Class Robert Aldrich, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, Headquarters Company, sets up the tactical data network for Command Post Exercise III (CPX III) using ruggedized laptops. NMCB 74 ran CPX III to further enhance the battalion’s command and control skills in preparation for deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan G. Wilber/Released)

Navy looking for tech to plug gaps in its IT workforce

The Navy is looking for technology that will help thinly-staffed IT shops by providing "automated management" and troubleshooting to sailors and Marines.
190906-N-PL946-1098 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Sept. 6, 2019) Graduating recruits stand in formation inside Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall during a pass in review graduation ceremony at Recruit Training Command. More than 35,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Spencer Fling/Released)

Navy releases education strategy with focus on tech

The Navy wants to improve sailors' and Marines' understand of the technologies that they and U.S. adversaries will be using now and in the future.