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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

Air Force disciplining 2 mortuary supervisors

An independent federal investigative agency says supervisors at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware engaged in a campaign of retaliation against whistleblowers who disclosed poor management of the mortuary, including the mishandling of human remains.

Tags: DoD , Dover Air Force Base

Friday - 03/16/2012, 01:49pm EDT

Rate of Air Force contracts awarded by competitive procurements declines

n 2007, 75 percent of the Air Force's service contracts were awarded through competitive procurements. By last year, that had fallen to 59 percent.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , acquisition , contracting , procurement , GAO

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:50pm EDT

Air Force to expand drug testing for prescription drug abuse

The Defense Department Health Behaviors Survey found self-reported misuse of pain medication for non-medical purposes by servicemembers increased from 2 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2005 to 17 percent in 2008, according to an Air Force release.

Tags: Mark Oordt , substance abuse , prescription drugs , drug testing , DoD , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 08:27am EDT
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DoD plan aims to reduce battlefield energy consumption

Air Force Lt. Gen Brooks Bash, the staff logistics director, will oversee a seven-point plan to reduce battlefield energy consumption. The plan came out in June, and a has been put in place.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive , Brooks Bash ,

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:32am EDT

Force cuts won't alter Air Force's ability to do its job

Lt. Gen. Darrell Jones, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, says that mandated cuts will not alter the services' ability to do its job.

Tags: DoD , workforce , retirement , Darrel Jones , Federal Drive , buyouts , force reduction , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/12/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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Air Force eyes manpower cuts -- even in its musical bands

The Air Force is right-sizing everything down to its musical bands as it tries to meet force reduction goals of its 2013 budget.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , budget

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 08:45am EST

Air Force aims to turn cyber into a career

With cyber skills in high demand, military and General Schedule pay scales can't possibly compete with industry paychecks. The Air Force hopes to compete by letting airmen make a career out of cyber.

Tags: DoD , Army , cybersecurity , workforce , cyberworkforce , Skip Runyan , Eric Bassel , SANS Institute , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:15am EST
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