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 Navy is in the midst of a revamp of its Innovation Cell, the project it launched two years ago with the objective of speeding new technology through the acquisition process in under a year while living completely within the government’s existing acquisition policies.
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.
Beyond arguing for a larger fleet, authors of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report on the potential boost of defense funding, say the Navy needs to be re-structured to meet likely future threats. Bryan Clark, a senior fellow at the center, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what that re-imagined fleet would look like.
Only one military leader was aware of a new investigation into Tumblr blogs by the military.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
When the Navy raised up the sunken Civil War Confederate submarine Hunley back in 2000, it put a spotlight on the Naval History and Heritage Command. That was back in 2000. Principal Investigator Robert Neyland provides Federal Drive with Tom Temin with an update on the Hunley and the command.
The Navy is implementing its leadership framework, just as the Marine Corps photo scandal is getting bigger.
Top military service officials President Trump’s federal hiring freeze is causing problems for those in the military.
Military planners often look out three or five or 10 years in advance to predict requirements. Now a new institute at the Naval War College is looking at the long-range warfare needs of the U.S. Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, president of the Naval War College, fills in Federal Drive with Tom Temin on the Institute for Future Warfare studies.
Discharge Review Boards rarely grant veterans personal testimony and are having trouble providing video conferences.
President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy is withdrawing from consideration for the post.
The Navy has just stood up a new “digital warfare” office, prompted by the notion that the service is awash in valuable, but largely untapped data in areas ranging from acquisition, maintenance and audit readiness to the ways it trains and equips its sailors.
Freezing civilian federal workers might leave the Navy short the engineers it needs to build up to 355 ships.
The Defense Department will move nearly a quarter of a million workers to the New Beginnings system in April.