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FAA’s Facility Plans Still Incomplete

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation issued a report on July 17 regarding the effects of the Federal Aviation Administration’s incomplete plans for consolidating en-route and terminal radar approach control facilities, fiercegovernment.com reports.. The project was initially targeted for completion in 2034. It also will …

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AF Surgeon General Charles Green Retires After 36 Years

Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles B. Green officially bid farewell as the branch’s 20th surgeon general at a retirement ceremony in Washington Thursday, according to an Air Force release. Lt. Gen. Thomas W. Travis succeeds Green and also serves as functional manager for the branch’s medical service. Gen. Norton Schwartz, …

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Lockheed’s Bob Stevens on Sequestration: “We are hungry for more guidance”

Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens outlined the firm’s recent cost-cutting efforts and potential effects of sequestration during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. The Defense Department is cutting $480 billion from its budget over the next decade and that amount could swell to nearly $1 trillion if sequestration takes effect …

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Former AF Debarment Official Steven Shaw Joins Law Firm’s DC Office

Steven Shaw, most recently the Air Force’s top contract debarment and suspension official, has joined Covington & Burling LLP as senior of counsel for the firm’s Washington office. Shaw previously spent 15 years with the Air Force in the senior executive service and as deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility. …

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CBO: Pentagon Five-Year Budget Plan $123B Over Expectations

According to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis, the Defense Department’s most recent five-year budget plan will run $123 billion, or 5 percent more than expected. CBO analyzed the Pentagon’s future years defense program and its impact between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, through 2030. The plan describes the department’s base …

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