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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

Air Force has new plan to increase small business contracting

The service will use both penalties and incentives to get their program offices and large businesses to award more prime and subcontracts to small firms. The Air Force issued a new small business improvement plan that details three goals to increase both the percentage of contracts and dollars going to small companies.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Small business contracting , Joseph McDade , defense , industry , David Van Buren , SBA , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:28am EST
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Boeing: Air Force tanker program on schedule

The 10-year saga of the Air Force to award a contract for new aerial refueling tankers ended a year ago. That's when Boeing got the final nod. Federal Drive gets a progress report from Boeing on the tanker program.

Tags: Boeing , DoD Update , tanker , contracting , Federal Drive , Dennis Muilenburg

Monday - 03/26/2012, 09:20am EDT
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Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tags: Ray Mabus , David Van Buren , DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , acquisition , contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , acquisition workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Military leaders assert zero-tolerance for hazing

Military services still struggle to track hazing incidents, but insist incidents that harm or demean servicemembers won't be tolerated.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Coast Guard , Rick West , Michael Barrett , Judy Chu , Mike Coffman , hazing , Harry Lew , Danny Chen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/26/2012, 05:51am EDT
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Air Force to offer 3rd round of buyouts, early retirements

The Air Force is hoping the third time will be the charm in its efforts to trim its civilian workforce, announcing Friday a third round of buyouts and early retirements. The service plans to begin offering Voluntary Early Retirements and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments beginning May 1. Applications will be due by May 14 and those approved will need to leave federal service by Aug. 31.

Tags: DoD , Sharon Dunbar , workforce , pay and benefits , buyouts , early retirements , VSIP , VERA

Friday - 03/23/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Air Force is next to move to DoD enterprise email

The military's chief information officer, Teri Takai, said after the Army completes its migration to DISA's email-as-a-service, the Air Force will be next. She said the Navy also is in discussions to move to the cloud. DoD soon will release a new cloud computing strategy and standards guide for industry.
March 22, 2012(Encore presentation April 19, 2012)

Tags: technology , Teri Takai , DoD , Army , Navy , cloud computing , enterprise email , identity management , data center consolidation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 10:25pm EDT
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On the show today March 20

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: Dan Metcalf , In Depth , Francis Rose , INSA , Ellen McCarthy , Patrick Smith , DoD ,

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 01:59am EDT

Air Forc releases new cyberspace operations plan

Gen. Bill Lord said the community transformation plan focuses on "delivering warfighting effects while protecting an interconnected and interoperable domain."

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive , DoD

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 12:33pm EDT

Air Force disciplining 2 mortuary supervisors

Tags: DoD

Friday - 03/16/2012, 01:22pm EDT
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