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Army not spending extra on LEED certifications, official says

House lawmakers are still skeptical about what they see as wasteful spending to build green buildings in the Defense Department. Language in the 2013 defense authorization bill the House passed last week continues a prohibition on using any budget money to certify a DoD building as LEED Gold or LEED Platinum. The highest level allowed would be LEED Silver.

Tags: LEED certification , Katherine Hammack , Army , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Congress

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 09:21am EDT
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Air Force names winners of leadership award

Four airmen have won the Air Force's most prestigious award for leadership in the military education field The Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award. The Force gives the award to airmen that show noteworthy leadership in the world of military education. The award was presented to one student each from the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the Squadron Officer School and the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Secretary of the Air Force leadership Award

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 06:29pm EDT

Air Force moving cyber duties to new squadron

Several cyber functions will move from the Air Force Network Integration Center to the Air Force Space Command's new Cyberspace Support Squadron.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Air Force Network Integration Center , Air Force Space Command , Cyberspace Support Squadron , Federal Drive , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:46pm EDT

Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force's most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts.

Tags: DoD , F-22 , Leon Panetta , John Kirby , hypoxia , Mark Warner , Adam Kinzinger

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:41am EDT

Air Force sends test pilots into cyberspace

The Air Force is sending its future test-pilots into cyberspace in recognition of the dangers cyberattacks can pose to the service's mission.

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

Monday - 05/14/2012, 08:29am EDT

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
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