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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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Do's and don'ts of military blogging

To give insight on what military bloggers can and can't do is milblogger and retired Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple of the Air Force.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 05:36pm EDT
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New satellite to provide missile-launch warning

At nearly four times the budget, a new Air Force satellite is about to be launched nine years late.

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 08:40am EDT

Air Force to survey buyout interest

The Air Force Materiel Command will explore the possibility of buyouts to help reduce its workforce. The agency plans to survey its civilian workforce next week to see if there is enough interest in $25,000 buyouts.

Monday - 04/25/2011, 08:12am EDT

Gates still wants Air Force tankers

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's committed to the Air Force's new refueling tanker.

Friday - 04/22/2011, 08:40am EDT

Boeing plans for DoD budget cuts

Many lawmakers advocate cutting Defense spending as part of FY 2012. Boeing's Dennis Muilenburg tells us about what the contracting giant is doing to prepare.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 10:40am EDT
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Humans are the foundation of cybersecurity

The best defense against cyber attacks is not a new weapon system but strict human security procedures,

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:30am EDT

Expert: Libya investment 'will pay off'

Retired General Howie Chandler, the former Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, talks with Federal News Radio about Libya, the so-called Arab Spring, and the outcome of the Tanker Refueling contract.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Pentagon Labyrinth: Richards on gaps in DoD planning

Retired Air Force Colonel Chet Richards says DoD has missed the mark in several of its big decisions during recent years. He says defense leaders are making choices that leave people scratching their heads.

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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AFGE pulls out of NSPS talks

The American Federation of Government Employees said Tuesday it will no longer participate in discussions related to the future status of DoD employees who had been part of the soon-to-be-terminated National Security Personnel System. The labor organization said "union-busting" activities by the Air Force were the reason for its decision.

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 07:40am EDT

Air Force ferrys Egyptian refugees

Two U.S. C-130s have transported Egyptian refugees from Tunisia to Cairo, Defense Department officials said.

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 09:40am EST
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