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Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Tags: DoD , Energy , BRAC , sequestration , Jamie Morin , Green government , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Air Force looks to reboot civilian cyber workforce

Officials aim to redefine operational series codes for civilian cybersecurity workers and offer more pay for additional expertise. The Air Force would like to create an elite cadre of civilian cyber warriors.

Tags: DoD , workforce , cybersecurity , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Earl Matthews , Jared Serbu , technology , AFCEA

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:11am EDT
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Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.

Tags: DoD , ERP , Congress , ECSS , Elizabeth McGrath , John McCain , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , technology , VA , health IT

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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DoD puts 1 million users in its cloud email system

The Army expects to mostly finish the migration to enterprise email by the end of this month. The Air Force and the Navy begin pilot tests using the cloud applications.

Tags: DoD , technology , enterprise email , DISA , Army , Microsoft , Alfred Rivera , John Hale , Jared Serbu , cloud computing , Navy ,

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:01am EDT
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DoD's recovery from sequestration-related cuts will take months, years

With sequestration now in effect, the Defense Department says it will have to begin to make decisions that cross the threshold between "reversible" cuts to military capability and those that will have long-lasting impacts.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Ashton Carter , industry , acquisition , Army , Navy , training , workforce , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:21am EST
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Military worried small business suppliers will disappear during sequestration

Small firms already have taken a disproportionate hit from DoD's pullback in 2013 spending, Pentagon officials say. Military acquisition leaders worry the sudden cuts will bankrupt small businesses that provide one-of-a-kind capabilities.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu , small business , defense industrial base , industry , contracting , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:10am EST
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Sequestration treadmill picking up steam across DoD

The automatic budget cuts set to occur under sequestration will go into effect as a matter of law on Friday. But their full impact won't be felt until late this spring, long after lawmakers encounter the next budget showdown.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , OMB , budget , Karen Dyson , Curt Rauhut , Mark Welsh , James Amos , Jared Serbu , House Appropriations Committee , Marine Corps , Army , service contracts

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:27am EST
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Air Force's sequestration hit would mean less of everything

Air Force commanders will get orders in the next few days to plan for the possibility of fewer flying hours, providing fewer office supplies and working on fewer IT upgrades. Part of the service's planning will be to figure out how many civilian workers would need to be furloughed and for how long.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , Michael Donley , Mark Welsh , Leon Panetta , Jared Serbu , workforce , furloughs

Monday - 01/14/2013, 05:19am EST
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Begin saving cash now, Air Force tells commanders

The Air Force orders commanders to start cutbacks in advance of the next budget emergency.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Jamie Morin , Ray Mabus , Jonathan Greenert , budget , DoD budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , workforce , civilian workforce , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 11:08am EST
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