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Air Force sets new date for tanker RFP

Contract could be worth $35 billion. This is third time the Air Force is trying to award the modernization contract.

Tags: contracting , Boeing , EADS , Northrop Grumman , KC-X Tanker

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 03:20pm EST

OMB to dash(board) to better management

Chief performance officer Zients says agencies need to figure out and follow the best metrics to improve performance. Federal Performance Portal will be a one-stop shop for all agency measures that are being tracked through online dashboards.

Tags: management , technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , Labor , Interior , VA , Jonathan Breul , Robert Shea , IBM , Grant Thornton , SAVE award , 2011 budget , performance management , dashboards

Friday - 02/05/2010, 07:01pm EST

Army aviators in high demand on the battlefront

Army aviators the soldiers who fly attack missions, ferry troops and supplies and evacuate the wounded are in ever-increasing demand even as America eyes the exits in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan conflict, which marked its 10th anniversary Friday, is in many ways a helicopter war.

Tags: Iraq , Afghanistan , DoD , military

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:43pm EDT

Air Force makes $1M selling scrap metal

Federal Times reports The scrap metal has been saved up for more than 15 years at Thule Air Base, Greenland.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Times , scrap metal , In Depth , thule air base , greenland

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:41pm EDT

DoD awards Boeing $12B Air Force C-17 contract

Boeing has received a $12 billion dollar contract to keep the Defense Department's C-17 Globemaster transport planes flying

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DoD , Boeing , C-17

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 07:23am EDT

Air Force transferring air traffic control to locals in Iraq

The goal is to transition the airspace back to Iraqi control before the last plane carrying Americans takes off.

Tags: DoD Report , air traffic control , Iraq , In Depth

Monday - 09/26/2011, 07:00pm EDT

Air Force turns over air traffic control to Iraqis

The Air Force says it is nearly ready to turn air traffic control in Iraq over to Iraqis as part of Operation New Dawn.

Tags: DoD Report , DoD , Iraq , air traffic controllers ,

Monday - 09/26/2011, 11:50am EDT

Air Force leads way on electric vehicles

Los Angeles Air Force base is about to become the first federal facility that relies almost entirely on electric vehicle technology for its fleet. Within the next year, the Air Force will replace virtually all the vehicles on the base with plug-in electric technology. The only exceptions are emergency and security vehicles. The Air Force says the vehicles will not only get their power from the electric grid, but they'll be able to supply power back to the base in the event of an outage. The Pentagon plans to use the project as a test bed before it starts a large scale integration of electric vehicles into the Defense Department

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology ,

Monday - 09/19/2011, 06:03pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Sept. 22

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , House , Senate , Congress , DHS , buyouts

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 08:53am EDT

Air Force to offer buyouts to 6,000 civilians

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.

Tags: DoD , workforce , Darrell Jones , pay and benefits , retirement , buyouts , VSIP , VERA , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:16am EDT
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