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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is making a new push to lower the prices of its acquisition programs by asking contractors to scrub their supply chains for unnecessary costs. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports the service thinks it's made some progress, but that it's still paying more than it should.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:31pm EDT
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Air Force presses vendors to tackle supply chain costs

In a budget environment in which cost overruns are very likely to lead to canceled programs, the Air Force says it's pressing it prime vendors to remove any costs they possibly can from their subcontracted supplier base.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Wendy Masiello , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 04:07am EDT
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Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

The Air Force fired nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announced it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal. Air Force officials called the discipline unprecedented.

Tags: firings , Malmstrom , cheating scandal

Friday - 03/28/2014, 03:12am EDT

Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, former assistant vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force

As the combat mission in Afghanistan comes to a close, the awards process is up for review.

Tags: Richard Newton , Chuck Hagel

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 09:24am EDT
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Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose (ret.), Air Force

A decade's worth of catch-up coming in the Air Force.

Tags: Dale Meyerrose , budget , In Depth

Monday - 03/17/2014, 04:37pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it won't fully recover from its readiness shortfalls for another decade.

Tags: Mark Welsh , sequestration , readiness

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:33am EDT
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Air Force says readiness problems will last through 2023

Air Force officials say their service already was facing readiness issues because of the high operational tempo of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But sequestration worsened the problems, and continuing the budget caps will set back a readiness recovery.

Tags: DoD , Congress , readiness , sequestration , Mark Welsh , Deborah Lee James , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:50am EDT
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Staff Sergeant Alexandra Springman, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

The Air Force celebrates the retirement of one of its own - doggie style.

Tags: Alexandra Springman , Davis-Monthan Air Force Base , military dogs , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 01:40pm EDT
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Air Force to accelerate headquarters staff cuts

Air Force leaders intend to surpass their share of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's edict to reduce DoD headquarters spending by 20 percent and complete the task several years ahead of schedule. The personnel cuts are part of the service's plan to shrink its size in order to catch up with decades of deferred spending on readiness and modernization.

Tags: DoD , personnel , Deborah Lee James , Eric Fanning , readiness , sequestration , budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/03/2014, 04:52am EST
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