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Air Force doubling down on IT efficiencies

The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:42am EST
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Remains of 274 troops dumped in landfill

A published report says the remains of many more troops have been dumped in a Virginia landfill than the military originally acknowledged.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:50pm EST

Part 2: DoD finds clear benefits in aftermath of Goldwater-Nichols

After the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Pentagon stopped fighting the Congressional push for the military services to come together. Instead, it innovated joint operations beyond the wildest hopes of reformers in Congress. Can that model be exported to the rest of the federal government?

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:30am EST
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Report: Remains of 274 troops dumped in landfill

A published report says the remains of many more troops have been dumped in a Virginia landfill than the military originally acknowledged.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 09:53pm EST

Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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Expert wonders if it's time to put F-35 out of its misery

Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, says that the latest holdups with the F-35 joint strike fighter program are nothing new. He suggests that it might be time for the DoD to pull the plug on the ill-fated program and seek other solutions.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:30am EST
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Analysis: Friction increasing between agencies, vendors

A new report from GAO shows vendors filed the largest number of bid protests in 2011 since 1995. At the same time, a recent report shows increased use of suspension and debarment. These two reports show a growing tension between agencies and vendors.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:36am EST

Air Force munitions squadron undergoing shift

Col. Carey Tucker, the chief of the Munitions Division at the Air Force Global Strike Command, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the realignment is going.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 06:56pm EST
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Air Force reinstates contractors suspended last month

The Air Force has reinstated Advanced C4 Solutions, Superior Communications Solutions and Iron Bow Technologies after the government reviewed all the facts. The contractors, who were suspended on Oct. 24th, were working on a project at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:11pm EST

Gen. John Abizaid to head up Dover mortuary panel

Retired general spent 34 years in the Army. He will be in charge of a review to evaluate the changes made to the mortuary procedures.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 07:59am EST

Gunman barricaded in building at Colorado air base

Schriever Air Force Base spokeswoman Jennifer Thibault says the building was evacuated after the standoff began Monday. She says no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:07pm EST

Head of military mortuary probe panel steps down

The Pentagon says the doctor named to head a review of problems at the military's mortuary in Delaware is stepping down to run for U.S. Senate.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 03:36pm EST

DoD officials celebrate opening of new Walter Reed hospital

The hospital is a merger of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The Army moved patients from the Washington facility to the Bethesda campus and a new hospital at Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 10:21am EST

Joint Chiefs argue against National Guard representation

For the first time in the memory of any currently-serving member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified at a single hearing Thursday. Their message: Don't add a seventh.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 05:03am EST
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Air Force adding new IT stovepipes every day, general says

The new leader of the Air Force's major information technology acquisition command said the service still is operating in a mode that lets individual programs design and build their own IT infrastructure.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:45am EST
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DoD wants cheaper, faster satellite capabilities

The Defense Department needs fast, reliable, resilient satellite networking capabilities across the globe. It's wrestling with how to provide those capabilities in the face of dropping budgets.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:20am EST
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Dempsey advises against adding National Guard to Joint Chiefs

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he will recommend to Congress that the chief of the National Guard bureau not become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He announced the decision ahead of expected Congressional testimony later this week so service members would hear it from him first, before hearing it on the news.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 07:21am EST

Air Force gives and takes away thousands of civilian jobs

Air Force subtracts 9,000 managerial jobs, while adding 5,900 positions in areas it considers key to its mission.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 12:31pm EDT

Air Force to cut hundreds of officers

More than 400 people must leave the Air Force by early 2012, as part of an initiative to trim the military branch's officer cadre. Air Force leaders are also targeting enlisted service members.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 07:53pm EDT

F-35 training may be delayed over security warnings

The Air Force, Navy and Lockheed Martin are pushing for training to begin on the new F-35 Joint Fight Strike Fighter, despite recommendations to postpone training by 10 months.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 06:06pm EDT
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