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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 26

How would the Pentagon change under Mitt Romney? And what would President Obama do to the Defense Department in a second term? Federal Drives talks to advisers to the two candidates about the different approaches to national security.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 09:56am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 19, 2012

Warren Suss of Suss Consulting discusses Sprint's acquisition by Japanese company Softbank. Harl Sanderson, the "mayor of Beale Air Force Base," is honored as manager of the year. Roger Baker, the CIO at the VA, talks about the benefits of electronic health records. Technology reporter Ed Scannell reviews Windows 8.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 09:29am EDT

Air Force looks to revamp its definition of cyberspace

Current definitions of cyberspace have led to confusion about roles, responsibilities, lanes in the road, a top Air Force general said Thursday. Senior leaders will convene a summit in November to zero-in on a common understanding of cyber.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 02:10pm EDT
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Air Force wrestling with how best to define an IT 'enterprise'

As service transitions to Air Force and DoD enterprise IT models, defining what technology services should be shared is still on the to-do list. The service's AFNet program is the umbrella effort to centrally-manage many commodity IT functions.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:40am EDT
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Roth TSP now open to active-duty servicemembers

As of Monday, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now participate in the Roth Thrift Savings Plan option.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 09:18am EDT

DoD cuts ribbon on centralized medical headquarters

Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new Defense Health Headquarters in Virginia.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:11am EDT

DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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Air Force on track to meet 2014 financial deadline, official says

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta requested that all of his department's agencies have their auditable financial statements to him by 2014.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:20am EDT

From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Generals deny trying to stop Afghan hospital probe

Two U.S. generals denied Wednesday that they tried to stop an inspector general's investigation in 2010 into corruption and patient neglect at a U.S.-funded Afghan military hospital.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 02:17pm EDT

Air Force begins evaluating F-35-A joint strike fighter

The Air Force says the evaluations will set the standard for larger training programs for airmen and U.S. allies.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 09:00am EDT

Air Force bolsters civilian transition program for veterans

It's the first major overhaul of the program in 20 years. Among the changes, the Air Force is offering three "paths" for airmen an educational to go back to school, a small business path to become an entrepreneur and a vocational technical path.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 03:43pm EDT
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Air Force puts out call for cyber warfare tactics

The Air Force is looking for fresh ways to attack enemies in cyberspace, specifically to destroy, deceive or corrupt their networks.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 08:30am EDT

Cyber Command boss wants better integration of network warriors

Military's cyber offense and defense strategies are being executed by two separate teams that can't sufficiently share knowledge, per the commander of U.S. Cyber Command

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:49am EDT
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Military probes cause of failed hypersonic flight

The military has launched an investigation into why its latest unmanned hypersonic flight failed seconds into a test.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 12:13pm EDT

Air Force revamps program to aid airmen returning to civilian life

The Air Force will also provide financial planning support, and a briefing on veterans benefits.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 08:58am EDT

Air Force relieves commander in wake of sex scandal

Col. Glenn Palmer has overseen basic training for all new Air Force recruits as commander of basic training at the 737th training group at the Texas base.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Air Force says goodbye to Schwartz, installs Welsh

The Air Force honored retiring General Norton Schwartz Friday morning at Joint Base Andrews and observed the installation of his successor General Mark Welsh. General Schwartz's retirement brings to a close his career of over 40 years.

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 08:53pm EDT

Air Force works to fill need for drone pilots

Drawn to the flashy drone strikes that have taken out terrorists including al-Qaida leader Anwar al- Awlaki in Yemen to the terror group's No. 2 strongman Abu Yahya al-Libi in Pakistan, airmen are beginning to target unmanned aircraft as their career of choice.

Thursday - 08/09/2012, 07:16pm EDT

Air Force asks: How's the grub?

The Air Force wants to know what its airmen and civilian employees think of the food at installations and bases.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 09:27pm EDT
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