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Air Force News

A get-tough approach helpful in disciplining errant contractors?

Todd Canni, the Air Force Associate General Counsel, joined the Federal Drive to discuss a recent article he wrote dealing with contractor suspensions and debarments.

Friday - 08/26/2011, 09:52am EDT
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Budget survival tips: Prioritization, revision

Agencies must sharpen their pencils to figure out what they can afford in 2012 and beyond. The Labor Department is asking program offices to rethink and redo budget proposals and plans. The Air Force will need to take more surgical cuts to find savings.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 05:30am EDT
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DoD strategic plan to detail billions in cuts

The Pentagon will issue a strategic management plan by the end of August highlighting the services and agencies' plans and milestones to cut costs from back-office functions. DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer Beth McGrath said there are seven main areas DoD will review, including IT infrastructure, acquisition and the workforce. McGrath already is conducting reviews of the first set of efficiency initiatives that began this year.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 05:49am EDT
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Buyouts: To Be Or Not To Be?

Thanks to the pay freeze and an increasingly hostile Congress, many federal and postal workers said they'd retire in a heartbeat if Uncle Sam would make them an offer, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports. So what are the odds...

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 02:00am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 15

On today's Federal Drive: Buyouts at the Air Force and the Government Accountability Office, new screening methods for traumatic brain injuries and a streamlining effort at NASA.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 08:17am EDT

Air Force announces hiring freeze, buyouts

The Air Force announced a 90-day hiring freeze for civilian positions, and will also offer early retirement and voluntary separation.

Friday - 08/12/2011, 02:12pm EDT

Lockheed wins $84M Air Force contract

The defense contractor will supply the service with four weapons systems trainers.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 06:15pm EDT

Air Force simulators only go so far to prep pilots

Air Force Captain Travis Passey says you can't simulate the environment of flying with the Gs and some of the stresses that you have on your body, the heat, things like that.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:59pm EDT

Lockheed snares $84 million Air Force deal

Lockheed Martin was awarded an $84 million deal with the Air Force to supply the service with four weapons systems trainers, This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 10:48am EDT

Making the transition to Washington

Diane Cochran has worked in the Departments of the Navy, Air Force, Energy, and the Office of Personnel Management, at a variety of locations in the continental United States and abroad. She shares what it's like to make the transition to working and living in D.C.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 04:40pm EDT
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Air Force Col. Jay Davis joins General Dynamics

Davis has been named the company's director of NORAD and Northern Command programs.

Monday - 08/01/2011, 05:35pm EDT

Can Air Force afford stealth bomber?

Former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how efforts to cut DoD spending will affect Air Force weapons programs, including its new bomber program.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 03:24pm EDT
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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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