In today’s Federal Newscast, a new audit by the inspector general found the Office of Personnel Management’s financial management systems lack some basic cybersecurity protections.
Lt. Gen Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, talked with Federal News Network’s Scott Maucione about the new entity.
National Guard components maintain the same standards and do the same training as their active components, and therefore need to be aligned, according to the adjunct general for the Colorado National Guard.
Two military branches and the National Guard want changes to the way officers are put into ranks to ease the burden on service members and commanders.
National Guard cyber teams are helping with police networks, elections and national missions.
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.
The Air National Guard is putting its troops through two month cyber courses to instill basic cyber skills.
When the Pentagon demanded nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers pay back a decade-old re-enlistment bonus, it had do back down days later. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, president of the National Guard Association, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to examine if the incident will produce lasting effects.
Senate panel rejects Air Force’s proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.
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