The House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to carve out the Air Force’s current space missions and turn them over to a new U.S. Space Corps. But several members objected, saying the full committee has never even held a hearing on the issue.
Air Force brass say they want more planes and pilots. Congress proposed developing a new U.S. Space Corps. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she’s interested in the idea because it would add complexity and cost. What exactly did the House propose and who’s behind it? Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst at Bloomberg, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the answer.
The Navy has removed almost all of its departmentwide computer-based training requirements for both sailors and civilians, in favor of more local control by commands. The Air Force has cut its servicewide online training demands in half, with more reductions possibly on the way.
Heather Wilson, the newly-confirmed Secretary of the Air Force, wants to know whether her service’s acquisition professionals are actually using legislative provisions meant to help the Pentagon speed up and simplify the acquisition process
In one of her first public appearances, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson gives pilots more flexibility in contract lengths.
In the wake of a major cybersecurity incident last week, federal information technology officials on Wednesday said the balancing act between cyber hygiene compliance and workforce morale remains an ongoing problem.
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.
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.
Senators grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Air Force on Thursday over $450,000 in alleged improper payments her private consulting firm collected from Energy Department laboratories, but their questions and Heather Wilson’s answers did little to shed little additional light on the matter.
The Air Force’s problem lies not in pilot recruitment, but rather retention. Meanwhile, the major airlines are enjoying a financial boom.
When your organization consists of thousands, tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of individuals, managing the workforce becomes a challenge. For the U.S. armed services, the fundamental question is how to know which troops are available for a given mission or operation.
The government’s top ethics official says President Trump still hasn’t provided sufficient documentation of his plan to divest his business holdings.
The Air Force is trying to take some of its cyber deception methods to new limits as the service doubles down on its cyber priorities.
Coast Guard Master Chief Jonathan Towne is celebrating his retirement as drum major with one more march down Pennsylvania Avenue. Towne has been marching in inaugural parades with the Coast Guard Band since 1989.
About 1,300 members of the U.S. Air Force, including members of the Air Force Band, Honor Guard, Reserve, National Guard and Academy, will participate in the 58th Inauguration Day. Some 1,000 members provide ceremonial support on site, while another 300 work off site on behind-the-scenes logistics and planning. Joint Base Andrews gave the media a preview of the role that the Air Force District of Washington will play Jan. 20.