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.
Three top Air Force generals told Congress that manpower issues were the greatest challenge to the organization’s readiness. While specific concerns varied between the USAF, the Reserves and the Air National Guard, each agreed that recruiting and retention is their top priority.
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.
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.
The Defense Department hit a major milestone a few weeks ago, bringing its new electronic health record system online at its first facility. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu visited Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington to talk with clinicians and Defense health officials about how the new system, MHS Genesis, is working so far. He filed this report on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Top military service officials President Trump’s federal hiring freeze is causing problems for those in the military.
Discharge Review Boards rarely grant veterans personal testimony and are having trouble providing video conferences.
The Defense Department will move nearly a quarter of a million workers to the New Beginnings system in April.
Problems transferring licenses from military to civilian world or from one state to another are starting to get attention in Congress.
Almost exactly four years after the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments decided to go their separate ways in their projects to modernize their electronic health records, DoD’s brand new EHR is now up and running, at least at one base.
Hint: It was in the works before a demanding tweet from the president-elect.
The Air Force and CACI recently inked an agreement for the company to support crucial satellite operations for the next seven years. The deal is worth nearly half a billion dollars. John Mengucci, chief operating officer and president of U.S. operations at CACI, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.