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Air Force News

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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Air Force to offer 3rd round of buyouts, early retirements

The Air Force is hoping the third time will be the charm in its efforts to trim its civilian workforce, announcing Friday a third round of buyouts and early retirements. The service plans to begin offering Voluntary Early Retirements and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments beginning May 1. Applications will be due by May 14 and those approved will need to leave federal service by Aug. 31.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Air Force is next to move to DoD enterprise email

The military's chief information officer, Teri Takai, said after the Army completes its migration to DISA's email-as-a-service, the Air Force will be next. She said the Navy also is in discussions to move to the cloud. DoD soon will release a new cloud computing strategy and standards guide for industry.
March 22, 2012(Encore presentation April 19, 2012)

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:25pm EDT
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Air Forc releases new cyberspace operations plan

Gen. Bill Lord said the community transformation plan focuses on "delivering warfighting effects while protecting an interconnected and interoperable domain."

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 12:33pm EDT

Air Force disciplining 2 mortuary supervisors

An independent federal investigative agency says supervisors at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware engaged in a campaign of retaliation against whistleblowers who disclosed poor management of the mortuary, including the mishandling of human remains.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 01:49pm EDT

Air Force disciplining 2 mortuary supervisors

The Air Force is disciplining the former commander of the Dover Air Force Base mortuary and a former key civilian aide after an investigation into retaliation against workers who blew the whistle on the mishandling of human remains, officials said Friday.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 01:22pm EDT
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