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Air Force doubling down on IT efficiencies

The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.

Tags: DoD , AFNET , enterprise email , enterprise services , IT efficiency , technology , Michael Basla , Jared Serbu , software consolidation , data center consolidation

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:42am EST
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Part 2: DoD finds clear benefits in aftermath of Goldwater-Nichols

After the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Pentagon stopped fighting the Congressional push for the military services to come together. Instead, it innovated joint operations beyond the wildest hopes of reformers in Congress. Can that model be exported to the rest of the federal government?

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Marines

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:30am EST
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Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Barry Goldwater , Sam Nunn , Bill Nichols , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Marines

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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Air Force munitions squadron undergoing shift

Col. Carey Tucker, the chief of the Munitions Division at the Air Force Global Strike Command, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the realignment is going.

Tags: DoD , Air Force Materiel Command , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 06:56pm EST
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Air Force reinstates contractors suspended last month

The Air Force has reinstated Advanced C4 Solutions, Superior Communications Solutions and Iron Bow Technologies after the government reviewed all the facts. The contractors, who were suspended on Oct. 24th, were working on a project at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , industry , acquisition , Iron Bow , Advanced C4 Solutions , Superior Communications Solutions , DoD , DoD Report

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:11pm EST

Gunman barricaded in building at Colorado air base

Schriever Air Force Base spokeswoman Jennifer Thibault says the building was evacuated after the standoff began Monday. She says no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Tags: DoD , Schriever Air Force Base , Jeff Thibault

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:07pm EST

DoD officials celebrate opening of new Walter Reed hospital

The hospital is a merger of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The Army moved patients from the Washington facility to the Bethesda campus and a new hospital at Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Leon Panetta , Walter Reed National Medical Center , Army , Navy ,

Friday - 11/11/2011, 10:21am EST

Air Force adding new IT stovepipes every day, general says

The new leader of the Air Force's major information technology acquisition command said the service still is operating in a mode that lets individual programs design and build their own IT infrastructure.

Tags: acquisition , cybersecurity , Charles Jones , Charles Davis , Air Force Materiel Command , Jared Serbu , MILCOM , network consolidation , David Van Buren , Donald Hoffman

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:45am EST
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