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Welsh nominated for Air Force chief of staff

If confirmed, Welsh would succeed Gen. Norton Schwartz, who is retiring this summer. Welsh has flown more than than 3,400 hours. He completed multiple combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. And he's a 1976 graduate of the Air Force Academy.

Tags: Mark A. Welsh , DoD Report , Norton Schwartz , Federal Drive , In Depth

Friday - 05/11/2012, 10:52am EDT

General briefs committee on F-22 safety fixes

A top Air Force General outlined steps taken to make sure jet pilots don't black out. Two whistleblower pilots recently said the F-22 oxygen delivery system was faulty, causing a condition known as hypoxia.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , F-22 , Federal Drive , Janet Wolfenbarger , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 09:52am EDT

Air Force touts F-22 capabilities

Gen. Mike Hostage, who confirmed the F-22 has been deployed to Southwest Asia, touted the importance of the aircraft in future combat missions and said the highly publicized oxygen malfunctions has been addressed.

Tags: DoD , Mike Hostage , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD Report

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 04:04pm EDT

Air Force revamps online HR portal

The Air Force is re-branding its personnel services and human resources website. AFPERS will now be known as myPers and be modeled after the myPay model the Defense Department now uses.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:25pm EDT

Air Force hiring managers have 15 days to select civilian hires

Hiring managers at the Air Force have 15 days instead of 30 days to choose the best candidates to fill civilian vacancies.

Tags: DoD , workforce , hiring , Paula Blackwell , Michelle LoweSolis

Friday - 05/04/2012, 10:56am EDT

Air Force centralizes service functions in Texas

The Air Force is centralizing service functions in San Antonio, Texas.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/30/2012, 09:10am EDT

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
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