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Air Force pins its future on ‘strategic agility'

Service's latest strategy document sees a future in which it will need to be more flexible and adaptable, including in its acquisition and personnel policies and organizational structures.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , DoD , National Contract Management Association , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:13am EDT
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Air Force to offer early retirement, buyouts to civilians

The Air Force will offer early retirement and buyouts to civilian personnel, in order to eliminate nearly 3,500 positions, officials announced Monday. The service estimates the cuts will save the Air Force $1.6 billion over the next five years.

Tags: retirement , buyout , Air Force , DoD , Bill Booth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 10:17am EDT

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 , Air Force , Congress , readiness , sequestration , Mark Welsh , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:50am 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 , Air Force , Eric Fanning , readiness , sequestration , budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/03/2014, 04:52am EST
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Air Force secretary sees 'systemic' problems in nuclear workforce

Air Force's new civilian leader returns from tour of the service's nuclear sites with a dim assessment of the workforce's leader development and training culture. In 60 days, the service will recommend an action plan to the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , workforce , Chuck Hagel , Air Force Association , training , management , oversight , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 03:50am EST
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Ayotte lifts hold on Air Force nominee

Sen. Kelly Ayotte has ended her hold on President Barack Obama's nominee for Air Force secretary, clearing the way for Senate confirmation of Deborah Lee James.

Tags: Senate , Kelly Ayotte , Air Force , people , DoD

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 06:30pm EDT

Ayotte wants answers on A-10 cuts, blocks Air Force nominee

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has put confirmation of Deborah Lee James on hold until she gets answers about possible cuts to the A-10 Thunderbolt attack fighter fleet.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , people , Senate , Senate Armed Service Committee , Kelly Ayotte , A-10

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 01:46pm EDT