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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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Dr. Mica Endsley, Chief Scientist of the Air Force

The Air Force could be facing a perfect storm of personnel issues when it comes to scientific talent. It's hard to attract young scientists to government work over a higher paid industry job. Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air Force, tells In Depth with Francis Rose that as many senior officials seek early retirement, the Air Force is looking at a gap in its pipeline of future leaders in the science and engineering fields.

Tags: Mica Endsley , DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:15pm EDT
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Despite objections, Air Force sees no good alternatives to eliminating aircraft fleets

Members of Congress aren't happy with the Air Force's proposal to cut entire fleets of aircraft out of its inventory. But the service insists it's the only way to comply with the budget caps Congress created, and the alternatives would be far more painful.

Tags: DoD , budget , A-10 , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu , Congress

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:38am EDT
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Mark Gunzinger, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Today's Combat Air Force has the fewest bombers and fighters and the oldest aircraft ever. The Defense Department and Congress are hitting a sweet spot to fix that, according to two experts in military aviation. Mark Gunzinger, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, writes about the future of the Air Force with retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, now a senior scholar at the Air Force Academy. Gunzinger talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about revamping the Air Force for the next fight.

Tags: Mark Gunzinger , DoD , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , In Depth

Monday - 04/21/2014, 06:13pm EDT
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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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