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Latest on sequestration and military budgets

On this week's edition of Pentagon Solutions, host Francis Rose looks at the latest information on furloughs at the Defense Department as well as the 2014 budgets for the Army and Air Force.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Francis Rose , Chuck Hagel , sequestration , furloughs , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , Army , budget

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:31pm EDT
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Air Force Secretary Donley to step down

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will step down in June after nearly five years on the job, the Air Force announced Friday. Donley's last day with the service will be June 21.

Tags: Michael Donley , people

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:15pm EDT

Air Force officer defends decision to overturn sexual-assault verdict

The Air Force commander who overturned a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case -- enraging members of Congress and prompting talk of military justice reform -- explained his case in a letter to a top Pentagon official, saying he found the accused officer and his wife more believable than the alleged victim.

Tags: DoD , Michael Donley , Craig Franklin , James Wilkerson

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 01:10am EDT

Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

Tags: DoD , Energy , BRAC , sequestration , Jamie Morin , green government , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/22/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Air Force looks to reboot civilian cyber workforce

Officials aim to redefine operational series codes for civilian cybersecurity workers and offer more pay for additional expertise. The Air Force would like to create an elite cadre of civilian cyber warriors.

Tags: DoD , workforce , cybersecurity , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Earl Matthews , Jared Serbu , technology , AFCEA

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:11am EDT
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Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.

Tags: DoD , ERP , Congress , ECSS , Elizabeth McGrath , John McCain , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , technology , VA , health IT

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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