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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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Air Force strategic plan focuses on cyber superiority

Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, the chief information officer of the Air Force, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jason Miller at the recent AFCEA Air Force IT Day in Vienna, Va.

Tags: Bill Lord , Federal Drive , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , workforce

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 09:48am EST
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Analysis: Savings from going mobile can't come at cost of security

The government's adoption of mobile devices is only in its early stages. People hear about "wonderful, sexy new tools that are available for individuals, and we ask the question of ourselves, 'Why can they've be available in a working setting within government or industry?'" said one government technology expert.

Tags: Tony Busseri , Route 1 , mobile , technology , iPad , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/27/2012, 11:06am EST
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New fighter jet training stalls, grounding pilots

he best fighter pilots from the Air Force, Marines and Navy arrived in the Florida Panhandle last year to learn to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive, most advanced weapons program in U.S. history. They are still waiting.

Tags: F-35 , DoD , Marines , Navy , Norman Schwartz , Lockheed Martin

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:27am EST

Air Force testing mobile capabilities to replace radios

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia is testing the networks and hardware of commercial carriers in its quest to go mobile on bases.

Tags: Joel Martin , William Marion , technology , mobile , Federal Drive , DoD

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:10am EST
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Air Force, USPS team up to grab cyber crook

A hacker had stolen the credit card information of more the 16,000 users of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , USPS , DoD

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 08:33am EST

Air Force trains flight attendants for VIP trips

Military flight attendants are part of a team serving America's top government officials, their staffs, guests and reporters aboard 19 planes flown by the 89th Airlift Wing out of Joint Base Andrews near Washington.

Tags: DoD

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 04:34am EST

Contractor convicted of over-charging Air Force by $300K

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations says Charles R. Priestley, 48, who operated Louisiana-based Hummingbird Aviation, was contracted to build and service helicopters for use in Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , contracting

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:59am EST

Air Force suspends Booz Allen's San Antonio office

The Air Force has suspended Booz Allen Hamilton's San Antonio, Texas, office and recommended it for debarment, according to information posted on the Excluded Parties List System.

Tags: Booz Allen Hamilton , acquisition , contracting , suspension and debarment , Excluded Parties List System

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 08:39pm EST
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