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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

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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