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On today's Federal Drive: The House fails to pass a continuing resolution, a Senate subcommittee approves a DHS hiring freeze and the Air Force is offering some 6,000 civilian buyouts.
The Air Force is planning to make payments to civilian employees to encourage them to leave the federal payroll, in addition to offers of early retirement. The service is trying to get to the level of civilian employment authorized under DoD's civilian hiring freeze, which mandates the department maintain its non-uniformed workforce at fiscal 2010 levels.
The aircraft has been grounded since May because of reports of a bad oxygen system.
The service no can longer pump money into ambitions that don't offer any immediate prospect of payoff, especially if those projects don't promise to deliver something the Air Force truly needs, the service's top officer said Tuesday.
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said Monday there are certain capabilities the service must keep whole as it navigates the current budget situation. He did not offer clues as to what the service would be willing to give up.
Salient Federal Solutions has landed an Air Force WRAP contract. In a company release, Salient said its job is to defend the Air Force's computer networks from cyber attacks.
Retired General Howie Chandler, the former Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, talks with Federal News Radio about Libya, the so-called Arab Spring, and the outcome of the Tanker Refueling contract.
Doing more with less extends to human capital too. We learn how the Air Force is approaching the problem from Daniel Ginsberg.