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Air Force offers early outs to 250 airmen

The deadline to apply is Monday for airmen eligible for the Temporary Early Retirement Authority.

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Federal Drive , workforce , DoD Report

Friday - 04/27/2012, 08:55am EDT

Defense contractor settles complaint for $36.9M

Defense contractor ATK Launch Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $36.9 million in cash and services to settle a whistleblower's complaint alleging the Utah-based company sold the military dangerous and defective illumination flares, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

Tags: ATK Launch Systems , DoD , whistleblower , Justice , Army

Monday - 04/23/2012, 11:48pm EDT

Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Tags: DoD , financial improvement and audit readiness , ERP , Robert Hale , Robert McVay , Jamie Morin , Claire McCaskill , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Robert Work , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Air Force's cyber commander calls for 'full-spectrum' defense of networks

Speaking at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Air Force's top cyber commander, Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, stressed the importance of offense, defense and exploitation when forming cybersecurity strategy.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , USCYBERCOM , Suzanne Vautrinot

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:48pm EDT

To avoid involuntary separations, Air Force to allow employees to fill buyout-created vacancies

As part of its third round of buyouts and early outs, the Air Force is allowing workers who may see their position go away be transferred to a buyout-created position.

Tags: Michelle LoweSolis , workforce , budget , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:09pm EDT

On the show today - April 17

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Larry Allen , Tom Shoop , Daniel Castro , Jon Adler , iPads , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , Government Executive magazine , Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 05:48pm EDT

Air Force pushes airmen to conserve energy

The Defense Department may be the single largest energy consumer on the planet, but it can be the greatest energy conserver, too. That's according to a new Air Force in a new video called "The Five Things Every Airman Should Know About Energy."

Tags: DoD Report , DoD , Energy

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Air Force lifts suspension on Booz Allen's San Antonio office

The Air Force lifted a suspension on Booz Allen Hamilton's office in San Antonio, Texas, after Booz Allen took responsibility for the improper disclosure of sensitive information on a pending contract.

Tags: Joselito Meneses , Booz Allen Hamilton , contracting , suspension , debarment

Monday - 04/16/2012, 12:23pm EDT

New tool will help Air Force speed up civilian hiring process

The Air Force is hoping that its USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool can help it slash the time it takes to hire civilians.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , hiring , workforce , Michael OConnell , DoD Report

Monday - 04/02/2012, 09:56am EDT

Oxygen problem in F-22 Raptor remains a mystery

An Air Force advisory panel says it still can't explain what caused blackouts and dizziness among pilots flying its supersonic F-22 Raptor.

Tags: DoD , industry , acquisition , F-22 Raptor

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:01pm EDT
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