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Air Force gives sex assault victims ‘a voice to their choice'

Lt. Col. Andrea deCamara, chief of the Air Force Legal Operations Agency's Special Victims Counsel Division, said victim empowerment is extremely important. "The conviction is not what we'd like to focus on for the victim; it's empowering the victim to be able to make informed choices," she told Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , DoD , Andrea deCamara , Special Victims Counsel , sexual assault , Judge Advocate General , Jason Fornicola , workforce

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:52pm EDT

Air Force: Tech changes 'more rapidly in the defense space'

Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air Force, works to combat cyber concerns. "I would prioritize defense of our computer systems to be probably among the highest priorities that we have today," she tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , DoD , Mica Endsley , science , technology , recruiting , cybersecurity , Air Force Scientific Advisory Board , Jason Fornicola , workforce

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 03:56pm EDT

Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Assistant Chief of Staff, Air Force

The Air Force owns a huge stockpile of intercontinental ballistic missiles and bombers that are quickly aging in place. It owns two out of three legs of the US nuclear triad; the Navy owns the third. Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, assistant chief of staff for strategic deterrence and nuclear integration for the Air Force, tells Federal News Radio's Jason Fornicola how the service is modernizing its two legs of the US nuclear triad.

Tags: Garrett Harencak , DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 04:59pm EDT
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Air Force: Don't 'cut and skimp' on our nuclear program

Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, the Air Force's Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, balances work to fulfill President Obama's vision with the need to keep U.S. nuclear capabilities viable. "As long as nuclear weapons exist, we'll maintain a safe, secure and effective stockpile for us and our allies," he tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio show.

Tags: Agency of the Month , DoD , Garrett Harencak , nuclear weapons , nuclear deterrence , Long Range Strike Bomber , Minuteman III , Ground Based Strategic Deterrent , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 06:00am EDT

Aboulafia: DoD can't do much about industrial base consolidation

The U.S. Air Force will award a contract for a long-range strike bomber this year. That contract could completely change the landscape of the aerospace industry, according to Richard Aboulafia. He's vice president of analysis at the Teal Group Corporation. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said if there's only one thing to pay attention to in the aerospace industry this year, this contract is it.

Tags: Richard Aboulafia , Teal Group , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:29pm EDT
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Bobby Smart, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Air Force

Military contractor requirements seem simple enough: Get the right material to the right location on time. Some contractors are better at it than others. It's true that you get what you measure, which is why the military branches have the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). They use it to create an incentive program to spur on suppliers. Bobby Smart, the Air Force's deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition Integration, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain how the system works.

Tags: Bobby Smart , CSPAR , contracting , Federal Drive , DoD

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 09:06am EDT
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Air Force to ask for base closures, aircraft retirements despite repeated rebuffs

As is typical, Defense leaders are not sharing many details about next year's budget proposal prior to its expected February release. But the Air Force is making clear it's gearing up for another fight on BRAC and aircraft divestitures, and thinks it might win this time.

Tags: DoD , Deborah Lee James , Mark Welsh , budget , Congress , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:54am EST
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Air Force: ‘Every gallon of gasoline counts'

Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Roberto Guerrero cites new efficiencies, public/private partnerships as keys to reduced energy use.

Tags: Agency of the Month , DoD , Roberto Guerrero , Energy , efficiency , safety , aviation , security , public private partnerships , Jason Fornicola

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 11:18am EST

Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force announces a nine-step plan to make itself more diverse. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh detail the plan in a memo. Emily Kopp has details on the memo and the rollout with Secretary James at an event Wednesday at the Center for a New American Security. Emily tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the diversity goals aren't limited to one group or another.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Deborah Lee James , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

Troubled by a lack of women and minorities at the Air Force's higher levels, its leaders are rolling out nine initiatives focusing on recruitment, promotions and retention. Some are new ideas; others are existing programs that will be enhanced. That's according to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. She spoke at an event on women and leadership yesterday, sponsored by the Center for a New American Security. Emily Kopp was there, and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a report on it.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DoD , Deborah Lee James

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 10:15am EST
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