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Pentagon to cut Air Force drone program

Defense analyst Loren Thompson says defense officials have decided to rely on the less expensive, high-altitude U-2 spy plane, which has a shorter range but has been used in Asia, particularly to keep an eye on North Korea.

Tags: Global Hawk , DoD , Navy , Loren Thompson

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:52pm EST

Obama announces 3 key DoD nominations

President Barack Obama announced a slate of nominees for administration posts, including three in key Defense Department positions. They include nominees for the Pentagon's personnel and policy chiefs and the department's chief weapons buyer.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , people , Erin Conaton , Frank Kendall , James Miller , Clifford Stanley , Jo Ann Rooney , Michele Flournoy , Ashton Carter

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:01pm EST

Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , acquisition , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , David Van Buren , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Energy , green government , Kevin Geiss , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST
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Air Force probes substance abuse by cadets

The Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould issued an order in April 2010 that prohibited drug use, applying to all Academy cadets, cadet candidates and military members attached to the Academy, according a the Air Force website.

Tags: DoD , cadets , Air Force Academy , substance abuse , Mike Gould

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:53am EST

Air Force plans first software development forum

The Air Force plans to host its first Software Development Forum in Colorado Springs, Colo. next month. The forum is intended to provide program managers, application owners, developers and industry personnel with a central resource and community.

Tags: IT , In Depth , DoD , Francis Rose , DoD Report

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 05:09pm EST
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Buyouts gaining steam be ready

Reading about buyouts is as exciting and unrewarding as hearing about million-dollar lottery winners, unless you find out you may have one of the winning tickets, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , buyouts , retirement , workforce , GSA , IRS

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 02:00am EST

Air Force marks 4,500 more civilian jobs for elimination

The Air Force has targeted an additional 4,500 civilian positions for elimination as it completes a broad restructuring of its civilian workforce. The latest reductions follow a rebalancing in November, which saw 9,000 positions marked for elimination and a second wave of buyouts announced Jan. 3.

Tags: DoD , budget , workforce , buyouts , RIFs , efficiencies

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 08:28pm EST
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