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Air Force News

Air Force OKs F-22 Raptor fighter jets

The aircraft has been grounded since May because of reports of a bad oxygen system.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:58pm EDT

Air Force promises more disciplined acquisitions

The service no can longer pump money into ambitions that don't offer any immediate prospect of payoff, especially if those projects don't promise to deliver something the Air Force truly needs, the service's top officer said Tuesday.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:24am EDT

Air Force secretary pledges to protect key systems

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said Monday there are certain capabilities the service must keep whole as it navigates the current budget situation. He did not offer clues as to what the service would be willing to give up.

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:23am EDT

Lockheed Martin wins $791M Air Force contract

Under the deal's terms, Lockheed will support the integration of software and components for the Air Force's combat support automated information systems.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 12:27pm EDT

Panetta: Al-Qaida weaker since 9/11

Panetta says the attacks a decade ago have in some ways strengthened the United States at home and abroad.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 07:18pm EDT

Air Force awards sensor-surveying contract

The Air Force has awarded Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation a $50 million contract to evaluate the service's inventory of sensors. The Atlanta company will survey the sensor market and test how well different devices work and will also look at new ways for the military to use sensors.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 10:14am EDT

HP lands $500M Air Force contract

The contract is for HP to provide work stations, processors and other products.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 06:38pm EDT

DoD deploys dual commanders to help with hurricane efforts

For the first time this weekend, dual-commanders were deployed for a natural disaster, the Defense Department announced.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 11:31am EDT

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

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

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

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

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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