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DoD feels R&D budget pinch

The American Association for the Advancement of Science says agencies are shelling out almost two billion dollars LESS this fiscal year most of it because of defense cuts.

Tags: Matt Hourihan , American Association for the Advancement of Science , Research and development , budget

Friday - 01/13/2012, 12:34pm EST
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Air Force probes substance abuse by cadets

The Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould issued an order in April 2010 that prohibited drug use, applying to all Academy cadets, cadet candidates and military members attached to the Academy, according a the Air Force website.

Tags: Air Force , cadets , Air Force Academy , substance abuse , Mike Gould

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:53am EST

Air Force plans first software development forum

The Air Force plans to host its first Software Development Forum in Colorado Springs, Colo. next month. The forum is intended to provide program managers, application owners, developers and industry personnel with a central resource and community.

Tags: Air Force , IT , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD Report

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 05:09pm EST
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Does new strategy allow DoD to 'reverse' cuts?

Rebecca Grant, the president of IRIS Independent Research and the director of the General William Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss whether the cuts in DoD's new strategic plan are reversible.

Tags: budget , National Defense magazine , Rebecca Grant , defense strategy , IRIS Independent Research , Francis Rose , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 07:01pm EST
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Air Force marks 4,500 more civilian jobs for elimination

The Air Force has targeted an additional 4,500 civilian positions for elimination as it completes a broad restructuring of its civilian workforce. The latest reductions follow a rebalancing in November, which saw 9,000 positions marked for elimination and a second wave of buyouts announced Jan. 3.

Tags: Air Force , budget , workforce , buyouts , RIFs , efficiencies

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 08:28pm EST

Air Force to phase out older aircraft?

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Dunn, president and CEO of the Air Force Association, discussed the Air Force's purported plans to scale back on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Air Force , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose , NDU , Michael Dunn , Air Force Association

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 07:09pm EST
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Basla to be named Air Force CIO following Lord's July departure

The Air Force has announced Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, will retire as the service's chief information officer at the end of July. Taking over for Lord, who was named chief of warfighting integration and the chief information officer in July 2009, will be Lt. Gen. Michael Basla.

Tags: Air Force , Technology , people , William Lord , Michael Basla , IT

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 08:41pm EST

2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science , budget , Research and development , NASA , Energy , NIST , NSF , Commerce , innovation , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST
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