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Colonel Steve Strobridge of MOAA said the budget decisions by DoD cannot undermine key military incentives.
Basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, now includes two sections on being a good "cyber wingman" and taking care of the network, and the Air Force Academy now offers a cybersecurity major.
DoD awards program generating ideas that military is turning into cost savings and efficiency.
Washingtonian reporter Shane Harris joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss his in-depth report on the 10-year saga of the Air Force to replace its tankers.
The Air Force is planning to develop more high-tech drones that can collect intelligence and better maneuver in the combat airspace. According to the Associated Press, the Air Force has already dramatically increased the number of armed and unarmed drones over Afghanistan and Iraq. But Air Force Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove says there are growing worries that the U.S. needs better aircraft to gather information and conduct electronic attacks in airspace.
The service has reached an important first milestone in its effort to achieve a key energy conservation goal with last week's test of the first experimental ship to operate using algae-based bio-diesel fuel.
On Thursday 109 cyber experts are graduating from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio. The Institute's Brigadier General Walter Givhan and Dean Heidi Ries joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the Institute's history.
DoD is preparing for massive budget cuts, but military officers warn not to touch career incentives.
For years, the biggest renewable-energy project in the Air Force was a 140-acre solar array at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. It produces about 14-point-2 megawatts of electricity annually.
Air Force engineers are now set to outdo that project with plans to build three new larger solar arrays by the year 2013.Officials at the Davis Monthan and Luke Air Force Bases in Arizona are planning even larger solar arrays to be constructed, owned, and operated by SunEdison Company.
The Davis Monthan project is expected to generate 14-and-a-half megawatts of solar energy, delivering 35-percent of that bases energy needs.
Meantime, officials at Luke have teamed up with the Arizona Public Service Company to build a 15-megawatt solar array on 100 acres of under-utilized base property. That project could produce enough energy to satisfy half of the base's energy needs, potentially saving up to 10 million dollars on utility bills over the next quarter-century.
The clock is ticking toward the Air Force's decision on which of two aerospace firms will build the next generation refueling tanker. Defense analysts said that no matter who is the winner of the tanker fight next month, it's time to get the tankers built -- and in the air.