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NSPS remains on life support

Task force says DoD should reconstruct pay-for-performance program. Military expects to decide on path forward this fall.

Tags: pay and benefits , Brad Bunn , William Lynn , John Berry , DoD , OPM , AFGE , Accenture , John Gage , Rob Thomas , NSPS , pay-for-performance , GS Systems

Tuesday - 08/25/2009, 01:40pm EDT
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Remains Recovered

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kenneth Bourland's remains were found at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Feb. 7th after more than three weeks of the search and rescue. The U.S. Southern Command says Bourland, 37, of Birmingham, Ala., accompanied a U.S. flag officer during an official visit to Haiti Jan. 12th. He was among four other U.S. military personnel in Hotel Montana when the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. The other individuals survive

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Thursday - 02/11/2010, 11:13am EST

Falcon View heads to Haiti

The U.S. military is sending significant resources to Haiti to help out in the aftermath of the earthquake. Among those re sources is Air Force Intelligence gear to help with mapping. Many types of maps are supported, but the primary ones of interest to most users are aeronautical charts, satellite images and elevation maps. Many roads and landmarks are destroyed, so equipment to figure out where they were is essential.

Tags: technology , pentagon , U.S. Military ,

Monday - 01/18/2010, 10:11pm EST

The Space Race

The U.S. needs to improve its satellite presence in the Southern Hemisphere to better track launches from Asia, even as officials work to improve relations with Beijing, according to U.S. military officials. The Associated Press reports, Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of U.S. Strategic Command, said the U.S. wants to better understand where China is heading as it improves its space and satellite capabilities. Chilton, who met with senior Chinese military leaders last week, described strains on the Pentagon's space program that are forcing commanders to push satellites and other equipment beyond their designed life span and to press for schedules that allow no room for launch failures.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Asia , Bejing , Kevin Chilton ,

Wednesday - 11/04/2009, 12:00pm EST

Don't Ask - Don't Tell

University of California researchers show that lesbians were discharged under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy at a much higher rate than gay men. Reuters reports every military branch dismissed a disproportionate number of women in 2008 under the policy banning openly gay service members. But the discrepancy was particularly marked in the Air Force, where women were a majority of those let go under the policy, even though they made up only 20 percent of personnel.

Tags: technology , pentagon , military , Reuters ,

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 06:19pm EDT

Crowdsourcing helps rebuild Health.mil

The Military Health System has launched a new Health.mil website that provides a single point of entry to military health news, information and resources.

Tags: technology , health.mil , Defense , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Coast Guard , Joint Chiefs of Staff , TRICARE , eBenefits , Kristi Beck

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 10:30am EDT
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Cyberwarriors go to sea

Twitter to scrub links, VA investigates data breach

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , US Naval Academy , Twitter , Army , Navy ,

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 08:30am EST

New Raytheon backbone ready for battle

Nearly overwhelmed with data from its drone aircraft in Afghanistan, the Air Force is building a new data center to analyze this information and share it with troops and commanders who need it.

Tags: Defense , contracting , drone , Raytheon , Mark Bigham

Monday - 02/15/2010, 10:40am EST
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New three-star general

The Air Force is assigning a new three-star general to oversee it's efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gen. Gilmary Hostage III is moving from Shaw Air Force base in South Carolina. The Air Force's top commander told Congress last month a change was needed to increase the service's focus on the air wars and intensifying operations in Afghanistan. The plan is to intensify the use of unmanned drones to aid in the hunt for militants.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Iraq , Afghanistan , Gilmary Hostage III , Militants

Wednesday - 08/05/2009, 11:24am EDT

Gates nominates new Air Force IG

The Air Force will have a new inspector general.

Tags: management , Marc Rogers , Ronald Sams , inspector general

Wednesday - 04/22/2009, 07:11pm EDT
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