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Exclusive: Agencies detail buyout, hiring freeze plans

In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes

Monday - 07/25/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Air Force Wants to Reduce Airlifter Use

The Air Force has requested that Congress reduce the amount of airlifters it is required to use. Gen. Duncan McNabb, who heads the U.S. Transportation Command said doing so could save $1.2 billion over five years.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 06:57pm EDT

DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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GAO: Guam military hub to cost $23.9B

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 04:12pm EDT

Air Force app prepares for life in service

Carol Wall is Air Force project manager of the Air Education and Training Command's future capabilities branch of the future learning division.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 02:59pm EDT
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Air Force mobile app takes training to the streets

A free mobile phone application geared toward people preparing for basic training in the Air Force has been released. We learn more about it from USAF's Carol Wall

Friday - 06/17/2011, 09:40am EDT
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BRAC move inspires a prize-winning telework program

Nine out of ten employees at one federal office are now teleworking nine out of ten days, adding up to a whole lot of happy.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 04:00am EDT

Harris launches cyber integration center for cloud

Retired Air Force Major General Dale Meyerrose is the vice president and general manager of Cyber and Information Assurance for the Harris Corporation. He is here to tell us what a new facility can offer to your agency's cloud computing needs.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:30pm EDT
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Raytheon wins $21M Air Force contract for combat ID system

The system is to identify other combat units and prevent fratricide.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:40pm EDT

Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT

Thunderbirds ready to rumble at Andrews AFB

This is "going to be a great weekend to be an American," Lt. Col. John Klatt told Federal News Radio. We get the inside scoop about this weekend's air show at Andrews Air Force Base, including a really fast jet-truck.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 10:31am EDT
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F-135 billion dollar contract changes

The Navy has awarded Pratt & Whitney's Military Engines division a modification to nearly one billion dollars in contracts for F-35 Joint Strike Force fighter engines.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 09:40am EDT

DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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BRAC links and resources

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of important links and resources on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am EDT

Air Force grounds F-22s

The stand-down order was made Tuesday but is just now becoming public. It's unclear how long the stand down will last.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 11:40am EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT

Who pays for the F-35 alternate engine?

The Pentagon has been telling Congress for years it doesn't want the F136 alternative engine for the F35 fighter jet, because it costs too much money.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:14pm EDT
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All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Information sharing 'instrumental' in bin Laden killing

Information sharing has come a long way since Sept. 11, 2001. This interagency collaboration will be key to military successes, especially as the Defense Department prepares for massive spending cuts.

Monday - 05/02/2011, 11:28am EDT
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