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More than 400 people must leave the Air Force by early 2012, as part of an initiative to trim the military branch's officer cadre. Air Force leaders are also targeting enlisted service members.
The companies must plead their case before the Air Force's debarring official. In the meantime, they cannot obtain new contracts or subcontracts.
The Air Force, Navy and Lockheed Martin are pushing for training to begin on the new F-35 Joint Fight Strike Fighter, despite recommendations to postpone training by 10 months.
The Air Force intends to migrate most of its localized and non-standardized IT networks into a single system known as AFNET by the end of next year. The migration should enable enterprise services across the Air Force, but who will host and operate those services over the long term remains undecided.
The Air Force wants to fulfill half of its U.S.-based jet fuel needs with alternative fuels by 2016 and expects to be ready for that target ahead of time. But, with the view that it is a consumer, not a producer of energy, the service says it doesn't intend to play a direct role in helping to develop biofuel technologies.
Winslow Wheeler is the director at the Straus Military Reform Project for the Center for Defense Information.
The FCC makes way for the future of interoperability.
Air Force medevac teams recently got a helping hand from one of the nation's leading trauma surgeons. Doctor Thomas Scalea, who heads up the Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, recently boarded a C-17 Globemaster to see firsthand how medevac crews tend to wounded warriors in midflight. Its part of C-STARS, and effort to get civilian specialists to shape future training for military medical teams worldwide.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded IBM a contract to design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure capable of supporting defense and intelligence networks.