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Air Force promises more disciplined acquisitions

The service no can longer pump money into ambitions that don't offer any immediate prospect of payoff, especially if those projects don't promise to deliver something the Air Force truly needs, the service's top officer said Tuesday.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , Defense Business Board , Robert Gates , pay and benefits , acquisition , retirement

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:24am EDT
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Air Force introduces "New Energy Culture"

The Air Force is adopting what it calls a "New Energy Culture" to reduce the force's energy use.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Air Force , New Energy Culture , Michael Donley , green government , sustainability , Greening of Government: people

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 04:03pm EDT

Air Force seeks a bigger RIF hammer

The Air Force will ask Congress to fast-track additional authorities to allow the service to bring its uniformed service back into the statutory boundaries, Air Force leaders said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , pay and benefits , Michael Donley , Jared Serbu , RIF , force reduction

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:25am EST
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Air Force chief to contractors: Deliver what you promise

The Hill reports on the Air Force Chief of Staff's strong comments to the contracting community.

Tags: DoD Report , Air Force , contracting , The Hill , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 01:03pm EST

Air Force warned against further tanker delay

The clock is ticking toward the Air Force's decision on which of two aerospace firms will build the next generation refueling tanker. Defense analysts said that no matter who is the winner of the tanker fight next month, it's time to get the tankers built -- and in the air.

Tags: contracting , industry , defense , DoD , Air Force , tanker , Norman Seip , Rebecca Grant , Boeing , EADS , IRIS Independent Research , Max Cacas , KC135

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:24am EDT
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Air Force preparing for hikes in health care costs

Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz said health care costs could make up as much as $65 billion of the defense budget by 2015. He said Air Force must work with other services to help reduce costs.

Tags: management , Air Force , Navy , DoD , acquisition reform , health care costs , Scott Carr

Monday - 10/18/2010, 07:04am EDT
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