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Air Force News

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

EADS close to conceding Air Force tanker contract

Reuter reports EADS is close to conceding its loss of the $35 billion Air Force KC-X tanker award to Boeing.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 04:21pm EST

Cyber 'militias' appearing in cyberspace

Militias have always played a big part in wars. But now cyber militias are popping up all over cyberspace.

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 02:36pm EST

Analysis: Will EADS protest Air Force tanker contract award?

Defense contractor EADS is thinking about its options, following the Air Force's choice to give Boeing that $35 billion tanker contract.

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 04:04pm EST
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Analysis: Air Force KC-X tanker contract journey

Richard Aboulafia from the Teal Group offers a recap and a look ahead of the tanker saga.

Friday - 02/25/2011, 04:45pm EST
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Listen LIVE 5 p.m. for Air Force tanker announcement

Two companies vying for the tanker contract are Chicago-based Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company.

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 03:44pm EST

Air Force tanker decision expected Thursday

The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 01:11pm EST

Air Force hiring secret imaginary cyberfriends

The Air Force wants to create a whole unit of non-existent identities on social media sites.

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 08:30am EST
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