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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 , Deborah Lee James , National Contract Management Association , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:13am 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 , Air Force , budget , A-10 , Jared Serbu , Congress

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:38am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force says it won't fully recover from its readiness shortfalls for another decade.

Tags: Air Force , sequestration , readiness

Monday - 03/17/2014, 10:33am EDT
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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 , Deborah Lee James , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 03/17/2014, 06:50am EDT
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Even with budget agreement, Air Force faces painful choices

Top Air Force officials say lower budgets will force them to propose cuts Congress won't like. But if lawmakers insist on protecting politically-favored programs, money will have to come from somewhere else.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Air Force , budget , sequestration , Eric Fanning , readiness , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/16/2013, 03:47am EST
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Sequestration's second year worse than its first, military chiefs warn

The heads of DoD's military services say they were able to somewhat blunt sequestration's impact during its first year by using several one-time tactics. But they say the consequences of sudden reductions will get worse in 2014 and beyond.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , James Amos , Jonathan Greenert , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/08/2013, 03:57am EST
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DoD plans for new year under sequestration

We listen to highlights from a House Armed Services Committee hearing: "Planning for Sequestration in Fiscal Year 2014 and Perspectives of the Military Services on the Strategic Choices and Management Review."

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Solutions , James Amos , Jonathan Greenert , Ray Odierno , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:32pm EDT
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Hagel, Dempsey discuss Washington Navy Yard shooting

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey discuss the Navy Yard shooting. Hagel says he's employing a broad communication strategy and conducting multiple security reviews.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , DoD , In Depth , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , James Amos , Jonathan Greenert , Ray Odierno , House Armed Services Committee

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:30pm EDT
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Hagel: Accountability breakdown was leading factor in sexual assaults

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he's taken several steps to improve the military's response to and prevention of sexual assaults, but that the problem can't be solved by policy directives alone. On the matter of sexual assaults, he said he believes the military's chain of command has suffered an accountability breakdown.

Tags: sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Jared Serbu , management , workforce

Monday - 05/20/2013, 05:26am EDT
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