When the hiring freeze started there were about 8,500 vacancies across the Air Force and the service was taking on about 1,300 each month.
The Air Force alone is dealing with a shortage of more than 600 pilots. The service is having trouble competing with airlines that can pay pilots more.
DoD analysts and former officials are recommending direct hiring and pay authority over civilian Pentagon workers.
A new Bipartisan Policy Center report on military personnel reform wants to put more of the TRICARE cost burden on retirees. The organization’s most recent report on the issue stated DoD spent $52 billion in health care for service members, retirees and their families in 2012.
Top officials in two military branches say a yearlong continuing resolution would stop civilian hiring and flying hours.
Only one military leader was aware of a new investigation into Tumblr blogs by the military.
A year-long task force wants the Defense Department to change childcare, TRICARE and the “up or out” system.
The Air Force Digital Service is trying to keep the Air Force from making software mistakes before they happen.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
House Armed Services Committee aides say they want to keep a close eye on the personnel reforms put in place by the 2017 NDAA.
The Navy is implementing its leadership framework, just as the Marine Corps photo scandal is getting bigger.
The Marine Corps is creating a Marine Expeditionary Force for information warfare, cyber and intelligence.
A cadre of 33 Republicans appealed to the House Budget Committee to up the 2018 defense budget to $640 billion.
Top military service officials President Trump’s federal hiring freeze is causing problems for those in the military.
Technology installations could help military bases, but is the funding there?