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Baker saves $4B on purchase of Air Force rockets

Jonathan Baker, deputy chief engineer of the Delta IV Launch System at the Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate in El Segundo, California, helped save the Air Force billions of dollars and a lot of stress on its satellite launches.

Tags: Jonathan Baker , Sammies , Service to America Medals ,

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 02:41pm EDT

Col. Lee Ellis, Author, Leadership Expert

Isolated, exploited and tortured for years on end at the Hoa Loa prison in Vietnam--the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Alongside the late Adm. Denton and Sen. John McCain, Col. Lee Ellis was a prisoner of war for more than five years. He tells Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about his time as a POW and what it taught him about leadership.

Tags: Lee Ellis , Hanoi Hilton , Hoa Loa , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 10:42am EDT
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Nuclear missile base flunked security drill

According to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press, armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon. The AP's Robert Burns writes, "the previously unreported failure, which the Air Force called a `critical deficiency,' was the reason the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana flunked its broader safety and security inspection."

Tags: nuclear missile base , ap , Robert Burns , 341st Missile Wing , Malmstrom

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 06:28pm EDT

Richard Rast finds cost-effective method to detect space debris

If only Sandra Bullock's character in "Gravity" had known Richard Rast, she might've avoided a space collision. The Partnership for Public Service named Rast as a 2014 Science and Environment Medal finalist for his innovated work.

Tags: Richard Rast , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Air Force Research Laboratory , Michael OConnell , In Depth , technology ,

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

The Air Force will shift Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's five-year plan to reduce headquarters staff into overdrive. The Federal Times reports the branch wants to cut more than 20 percent of its HQ workforce by next summer. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and publisher of the Week Ahead newsletter, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about the Air Force hitting the gas pedal on its workforce reduction goals.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:47pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Air Force budget cuts, military readiness, DoD mobility

Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , Jared Serbu , DoD , Samuel Cox , A-10 , House , NDAA , House Armed Services Committee , Android , mobile , technology , Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , Robert Petzel

Monday - 05/19/2014, 03:15am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it's jumping with both feet into the Defense Department's future Joint Information Environment. The service says it is positioned to influence the program as it takes shape. The Air Force has just gone through a major network consolidation of its own. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: DoD , JIE , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 11:17am EDT
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Air Force's progress raises DoD's confidence toward audit readiness

The Air Force does a 180 and now predicts it will meet the September and the 2017 financial management deadlines. Government auditors and Senate lawmakers agree the key to this effort is whether the Defense Department can upgrade and improve their track record in implementing ERP systems.

Tags: financial management , DoD , Bob Hale , Jamie Morin , Robert Speer , Army , Asif Khan , GAO , audit readiness , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:24am EDT
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Air Force wants its fingerprints on DoD's Joint Information Environment

The Air Force thinks it's in a unique position with regard to the military's difficult migration into a shared IT infrastructure. It just went through the same exercise internally and believes those lessons can shape the Defense Department's Joint Information Environment.

Tags: DoD , technology , Joint Information Environment , Michael Haddock , Paul Williams , James Bowen , Michael Basla , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 04:33am EDT
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