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Deborah Lee James: Cyber, Space Investments Challenge USAF

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has overviewed what she considers as the leading national and homeland security threats against the country, DoD News reported Saturday. James told Fox News at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado that the Islamic State organization and Russia pose security challenges to the U.S., Amaani Lyle reports. …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Eyes Future US Space Capabilities

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has highlighted the service’s current programs and future investments in human space flight operations and efforts to advance U.S. space capabilities, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes that James spoke earlier this week before the Center for American Progress on the impact of space …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks $10B Boost for Personnel, Modernization, Stewardship Programs

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense panel that the service faces challenges in its goals to meet global demand and combatant commander requirements, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes that the Air Force has requested an additional $10 billion on top of the sequestration-level caps to …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Requests $10B Funding Boost for 2016

The U.S. Air Force has asked for a fiscal 2016 budget that is $10 billion more than what is dictated by sequestration law, DoD News reported Friday. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said during an Air Force Association-hosted symposium Friday the military branch needed the additional funding to achieve …

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Deborah Lee James: USAF Acquisition Initiative Eyes Process Improvement, Industry Engagement, Competition

The U.S. Air Force has launched a new acquisition initiative that seeks to facilitate further dialogue and cooperation between the service and its industry partners to drive innovation and cost savings, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes that the Bending the Cost Curve program focuses on enhancing interaction with industry, expanding market competition …

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Deborah Lee James: USAF to Keep Force Size, Pay Raise in FY 2015

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has announced that she and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III have agreed that the service will not implement further involuntary force reductions for fiscal year 2015. DoD News reported Tuesday that James told airmen during a town hall meeting that the Air Force will work …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Seek Focus on Defense Acquisition Efficiency

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have highlighted their focus on building efficiencies into the military’s procurement and operations to address challenges in budget and military readiness. Claudette Roulo of DoD News wrote Saturday that Kendall and James pointed to the elimination of red tape, bureaucracy and government waste as a priorities due to the …

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