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Air Force News

Senate committee mulls F-35

The Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland, which oversees issues related to the Army, Air Force and, Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation programs, heard testimony this week on the F-35 Lightning II program.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Air Force whistleblowers to get protection

There will be no actions taken against two whistle-blower pilots who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet, including comments made during a recent "60 Minutes" television interview, the Air Force said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 07:38pm EDT

Air Force touts F-22 capabilities

Gen. Mike Hostage, who confirmed the F-22 has been deployed to Southwest Asia, touted the importance of the aircraft in future combat missions and said the highly publicized oxygen malfunctions has been addressed.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 04:04pm EDT

Air Force revamps online HR portal

The Air Force is re-branding its personnel services and human resources website. AFPERS will now be known as myPers and be modeled after the myPay model the Defense Department now uses.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:25pm EDT

Air Force hiring managers have 15 days to select civilian hires

Hiring managers at the Air Force have 15 days instead of 30 days to choose the best candidates to fill civilian vacancies.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:56am EDT

Air Force Academy's cyber warriors take 2nd in national contest

Cyber warriors from the Air Force Academy's first dedicated cyber team swept through the country securing networks and taking names in April.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 02:52pm EDT

Air Force centralizes service functions in Texas

The Air Force is centralizing service functions in San Antonio, Texas.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:10am EDT

Air Force offers early outs to 250 airmen

The deadline to apply is Monday for airmen eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 08:55am EDT

Defense contractor settles complaint for $36.9M

Defense contractor ATK Launch Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $36.9 million in cash and services to settle a whistleblower's complaint alleging the Utah-based company sold the military dangerous and defective illumination flares, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 11:48pm EDT

Educating students about war

Veterans National Education Program Co-founders Andrea Hooper and Bob McMahon talk about the organization's vision and mission.
April 20, 2012(Encore presentation June 8, 2012)

Friday - 04/20/2012, 11:00pm EDT
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Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Air Force's cyber commander calls for 'full-spectrum' defense of networks

Speaking at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Air Force's top cyber commander, Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, stressed the importance of offense, defense and exploitation when forming cybersecurity strategy.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:48pm EDT

To avoid involuntary separations, Air Force to allow employees to fill buyout-created vacancies

As part of its third round of buyouts and early outs, the Air Force is allowing workers who may see their position go away be transferred to a buyout-created position.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:09pm EDT

Air Force pushes airmen to conserve energy

The Defense Department may be the single largest energy consumer on the planet, but it can be the greatest energy conserver, too. That's according to a new Air Force in a new video called "The Five Things Every Airman Should Know About Energy."

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Air Force lifts suspension on Booz Allen's San Antonio office

The Air Force lifted a suspension on Booz Allen Hamilton's office in San Antonio, Texas, after Booz Allen took responsibility for the improper disclosure of sensitive information on a pending contract.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 12:23pm EDT

White House touts success of agency 'challenges'

Increasingly, agencies are using a tool at their disposal. Instead of issuing RFP's, they're issuing challenges. And according to a new report from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, agencies that have jumped on the challenge bandwagon have begun to "reap the rewards of well-designed prizes integrated into a broader innovation strategy."

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:18pm EDT

New tool will help Air Force speed up civilian hiring process

The Air Force is hoping that its USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool can help it slash the time it takes to hire civilians.

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:56am EDT

Oxygen problem in F-22 Raptor remains a mystery

An Air Force advisory panel says it still can't explain what caused blackouts and dizziness among pilots flying its supersonic F-22 Raptor.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:01pm EDT

Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Boeing: Air Force tanker program on schedule

The 10-year saga of the Air Force to award a contract for new aerial refueling tankers ended a year ago. That's when Boeing got the final nod. Federal Drive gets a progress report from Boeing on the tanker program.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 09:20am EDT
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