The Air Force let go of more than 1,100 airmen in 2015 and 2016 as part of its 2014 force reduction.
The 2018 budget proposal funds programs that will keep airmen in the service and better their life outside the military.
The Air Force is getting about 5,000 visitors a day on its site created to aggregate ideas on how to better squadrons.
The Air Force is asking airmen to log in online to comment, share and vote on ideas that will better its squadron units. The crowdsourcing initiative is part of a larger push started by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein to fundamentally change the service.
Butch Luckie, the Air Force’s chief of IT business analytics, said the service is doing a better job capturing software and hardware asset data to help make better buying decisions.
The Senate has voted to confirm Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force, making her Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber.
Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer John Zangardi said he is taking a “risk-aware” approach when it comes to meeting his priorities, some of which include improving effectiveness and efficiency, learning to “speak warfighter,” and defining cyber responsibilities.
The Air Force is expanding its diversity and making things easier on pregnant women. The policies are part of a larger push from the Air Force to attract and retain its best talent. The Air Force is trying to grow to 321,000 active duty airmen from 318,000 by the end of the year.
In this week’s edition of On DoD, Peter Kim, the Air Force’s chief technology officer, Alex Rice, the CTO at HackerOne, and Reina Staley, the chief of staff of the Defense Digital Service join is to talk about the latest of DoD’s bug bounties: Hack the Air Force. We’ll also talk about changes in how the Army buys cloud computing services as part of a broader effort to shut down expensive, government-owned data centers.
Fifteen organizations, both liberal and conservative, called on the White House to use a scalpel rather than a meat ax to cut DoD civilian employees.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
Online chat with Bill Marion II, the Air Force’s Deputy Chief, Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer.
Media reports suggesting that the Air Force might require some pilots to stay in uniform beyond their agreed-to separation dates are not true, said the service’s top officer.
The National Security Agency is holding its 17th annual Cyber Defensive Exercise to help young cyber warriors hone their skills.
The Air Force is meeting with airline companies May 18th, but the service isn’t expecting to solve the pilot shortage quickly.