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Air Force learning to deal with smaller workforce

Doing more with less extends to human capital too. We learn how the Air Force is approaching the problem from Daniel Ginsberg.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 10:11am EST
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Air Force accused of sneaking guns, spy equipment into Argentina

Argentine authorities say they've seized nearly one thousand cubic feet of undeclared guns, GPS devices and other equipment.

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 01:19pm EST

Air Force plans training for ending Don't Ask

Air Force officials will soon begin training Airmen in anticipation of the repeal of the law and policy commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Monday - 02/14/2011, 08:40am EST

Raduege analyzes Commission's final cyber report

Harry Raduege, member of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency joins Tom Temin to discuss the group's final report. Plus we hear from Rich Kutter of the Air Force.
February 10, 2011 (Encore presentation February 17, 2011)

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 01:52pm EST
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Air Force chief to contractors: Deliver what you promise

The Hill reports on the Air Force Chief of Staff's strong comments to the contracting community.

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 01:03pm EST

Air Force backs off from claim that accessing WikiLeaks violates Espionage Act claim

The Air Force initially issued guidance that anyone accessing WikiLeaks is violating the Espionage Act. The department has since backed off from that statement.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 03:09pm EST

Air Force: Accessing WikILeaks violates Espionage Act

The Air Force Materiel Command has issued new guidance that says the leaked documents are protected by the Espionage Act.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 01:45pm EST

Involuntary force reduction coming to Air Force

Air Force leaders announced involuntary force management programs Feb. 2 to reduce personnel as a supplement to the voluntary programs announced in December.

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 08:40am EST

Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST
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Air Force ‘impressed' with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Air Force's Gorgon Stare drone "unsuitable"

The Air Force's hottest new surveillance aircraft is a little nearsighted. An internal Air Force report says the Gorgon Stare drone is not ready to be deployed.

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 10:40am EST

BAE secures F-35 software contract

BAE Systems has signed a $3.8 million contract to continue supplying the secure operating system that runs the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's mission-planning software.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 09:30am EST

Air Force to cut IT costs by 25 percent

IT consolidation and efficiency efforts within the Air Force are part of the service's contribution to Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiative, Air Force Secretary Mike Donley said Wednesday. He expects to shave more than $1 billion from the service's IT expenses.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 07:16pm EST

Air Force advisor gives tips for working with private sector

This week on Federal Security Spotlight host Tom Temin talks to Riley Repko, the senior advisor for cybersecurity to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Requirements at the Air Force.
December 30, 2010

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 02:01am EST
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Air Force develops remote health sensors

The Battlefield Automatic Life Status Monitor is a new technology that would allow soldiers to be monitored remotely

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 09:40am EST
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Air Force ban of thumb drives is temporary WikiLeaks solution

Information Security reports that a security expert says the Air Force ban of thumb drives will not solve the problem of how to prevent classified leaks, such as in the WikiLeaks incident.

Monday - 12/20/2010, 02:41pm EST

Congress approves defense budget

Congress has authorized the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with no major restrictions on the conduct of operations. This year's approved legislation includes $725 billion in defense programs, including $158.7 billion for overseas combat. Among its numerous provisions is a 1.4 percent pay raise for troops and a guarantee that children of service members can stay covered under the military's TRICARE health care program until they are 26 years of age.

Monday - 12/20/2010, 12:50pm EST

Air Force releases target price for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Aviation Week reports the target price for the jet is $109.4 - $142 million per plane.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 03:00pm EST
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