Air Force

  • 2013 Air and Space Conference

    The Air Force Association brings together agency leadership, industry experts, academia and current event specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community at the 2013 Air and Space Conference.

  • Replica Flying Fortress offers peek into WWII history

    Federal Drive’s Tom Temin lives a life-long dream as he soars above the Maryland countryside in a B-17 bomber. The aircraft, operated by the Liberty Foundation, is one of the few such bombers still flying.

  • Army, Air Force sign up for shared network architecture

    The Army says it has more next-generation network capacity than it needs, and the Air Force has the opposite problem. A new agreement to share infrastructure will save the Air Force more than $1 billion.

  • Air Force Academy gets 1st female superintendent

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) – The first woman to lead the Air Force Academy took over the job Monday, but Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson said she’s not dwelling on the significance of the milestone.…

  • On DoD: Doney aims to shake up how DIA brings new technology on board

    Dan Doney, the new chief innovation officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, talks about the agency’s plan to change the way it interacts with industry and brings innovation to government.

  • Kevin Geiss leads Air Force toward energy efficiency

    The Partnership for Public Service nominated Kevin Geiss, the Air Force’s deputy assistant secretary for energy, for a 2013 Service to America Medal. Geiss’ planning helped the service find $1 billion in savings through more efficient fuel usage.

  • Air Force rolls out more aggressive energy efficiency plan

    After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week’s edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

  • Latest on sequestration and military budgets

    On this week’s edition of Pentagon Solutions, host Francis Rose looks at the latest information on furloughs at the Defense Department as well as the 2014 budgets for the Army and Air Force.

  • Air Force Secretary Donley to step down

    Air Force Secretary Michael Donley will step down in June after nearly five years on the job, the Air Force announced Friday. Donley’s last day with the service will be June 21.

  • How one Air Force program aims to save $1 billion

    The Air Force Materiel Command is trying to save up to $1 billion through a process called High Velocity Maintenance. Dr. Steve Butler, the executive director of the Air Force Materiel Command, speaks with Francis Rose about how the process helps his agency save money.

  • DoD’s 2014 budget: Fewer civilians, higher retiree health fees

    The Defense Department’s 2014 budget proposal reduces the size of the civilian workforce slightly, increases TRICARE premiums, and requests another round of base closures. It also calls for a slight raise for both civilian employees and uniformed servicemembers. The budget significantly exceeds the Defense spending caps in current law.

  • Air Force meets fuel efficiency goal several years early

    In 2006, the service aimed to cut its fuel use by 10 percent. By 2012, it had reduced consumption by 12 percent.

  • Air Force looks to reboot civilian cyber workforce

    Officials aim to redefine operational series codes for civilian cybersecurity workers and offer more pay for additional expertise. The Air Force would like to create an elite cadre of civilian cyber warriors.

  • Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

    DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD’s deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.