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Open season, Medicare part B, and job cuts

Host Mike Causey will talk about the big issues facing federal employees with NARFE's David Snell and Federal Times staff writer Stephen Losey.
November 9, 2011

Tags: Mike Causey , Your Turn , David Snell , NARFE , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , open season , Medicare Part B , federal retirement , DoD , Congressional supercommittee , job cuts , budget battle

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 09:50pm EST
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Friday morning federal headlines - Nov. 4

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Headlines , OPM , USAJobs , Army , renewable energy ,

Friday - 11/04/2011, 08:00am EDT

Air Force gives and takes away thousands of civilian jobs

Air Force subtracts 9,000 managerial jobs, while adding 5,900 positions in areas it considers key to its mission.

Tags: Michael Donley , DoD , job cuts , workforce , Air Force Materiel Command

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 12:31pm EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 2

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Federal Drive newscast , DoD , TSA , DISA , appropriations , OMB

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 07:51am EDT

Air Force to cut hundreds of officers

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.

Tags: DoD , workforce , workforce reduction , reductions in force , retention , Mike Dickerson , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 07:53pm EDT

Air Force suspends Iron Bow, others from new contracts

The companies must plead their case before the Air Force's debarring official. In the meantime, they cannot obtain new contracts or subcontracts.

Tags: industry , contracting , suspension and debarment , Iron Bow , Advanced C4 Solutions , Superior Communications Solutions , Jason Miller , Rene LaVigne

Monday - 10/31/2011, 07:49pm EDT

F-35 training may be delayed over security warnings

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.

Tags: F-35 , DoD Report , In Depth , Wired , contracting

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 06:06pm EDT

Air Force aims for one network by end of 2012

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.

Tags: DoD , technology , IT , AFNET , Army , enterprise email , data center consolidation , Nicholas Davenport , network consolidation , Jared Serbu

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:01am EDT
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Air Force to consume not pay for the development of biofuels

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.

Tags: DoD , Energy , alternative energy , green government , Kevin Geiss , Air Force Association , biofuels , industry , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:44am EDT
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With DoD budget cuts, what's the future of the F-35?

Winslow Wheeler is the director at the Straus Military Reform Project for the Center for Defense Information.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information , DoD , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , Navy , Army , acquisition , contracting , budget , In Depth

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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