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Air Force to offer early retirement, buyouts to civilians

The Air Force will offer early retirement and buyouts to civilian personnel, in order to eliminate nearly 3,500 positions, officials announced Monday. The service estimates the cuts will save the Air Force $1.6 billion over the next five years.

Tags: retirement , buyout , DoD , Deborah Lee James , Bill Booth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 10:17am EDT

Senate report: Billions of dollars at risk from shaky Pentagon IT programs

A new bipartisan report from the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations called the Air Force's now-canceled Expeditionary Combat Support System "one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement by the DoD in recent memory." But the failure of ECSS may not be an aberration, the report suggested. Other enterprise-resource planning programs in the department are at risk of falling victim to the same fate.

Tags: Senate , DoD , technology , John McCain , Jack Moore , Carol Cha , acquisition

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 08:27am EDT

Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Tags: Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , DoD , Air Force Research Laboratory , technology , IEDs , Afghanistan , drones , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Monday - 07/07/2014, 01:45pm EDT

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, Program Director, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

The Defense Department is shaking up the $380 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Yesterday, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bodgan, the program director, explained how the Pentagon was asking major contractors to put skin in the game and invest in cost-reduction measures. In the second part of his interview with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive, Bogdan takes a long-term view on the Pentagon's sometimes rocky relationship with Lockheed Martin and other key players.

Tags: Christopher Bogdan , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 09:41am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD releases missing piece of 2015 budget; defense acquisition 'good enough'

The Defense Department's request for its overseas contingency operations is about $20 billion less than initial estimates. Former Defense officials say realistic goals and managed expectations usually spelled success for weapons systems.

Tags: DoD , OMB , Overseas Contingency Operations , Christopher Lamb , David Vinlet , technology , mobile computing , cybersecurity , Dick Ginman , acquisition , industry , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:49am EDT

Bonus pay is part of Air Force nuke force reforms

The Air Force intends to offer bonus money and other incentives to members of its nuclear missile corps as part of a broader plan to fix what ails the force.

Tags: pay , DoD , bonus

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 11:50am EDT

On DoD: William LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition is Jared Serbu's guest for the full hour on this edition of On DoD. LaPlante talks with Jared about his five top priorities' for Air Force acquisition.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu , DoD , William LaPlante

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:56pm EDT
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Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose, Air Force (Ret.), Meyerrose Group

A computer hacker facing up to 20 years in prison is free after helping the federal government stop hundreds of cyberattacks. He taught agencies how to protect millions of dollars and cripple the hacker group Anonymous. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose was chief information officer for three Air Force commands and three joint combatant commands. He was also the first CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and is now president of the Meyerrose Group. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what kind of precedence this sets for future cybersecurity policies.

Tags: Dale Meyerrose , cybersecurity , hacking , Meyerrose Group , DoD , In Depth

Monday - 06/02/2014, 05:24pm EDT
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Jonathan Baker, Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate

One thousand things have to go right to launch a rocket into space successfully, according to the Air Force. Jonathan Baker, deputy chief engineer of the Delta IV Launch System at the Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate in El Segundo, California, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Call to Service category. Jonathan helped save the Air Force billions of dollars and a lot of stress on its satellite launches. View a gallery of Sammies finalists. Also, Read a Q&A with Baker.

Tags: Jonathan Baker , Service to America Medals , Sammies , In Depth , people

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:15pm EDT
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Baker saves $4B on purchase of Air Force rockets

Jonathan Baker, deputy chief engineer of the Delta IV Launch System at the Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate in El Segundo, California, helped save the Air Force billions of dollars and a lot of stress on its satellite launches.

Tags: Jonathan Baker , Sammies , Service to America Medals ,

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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