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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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Report: Deborah Lee James Names Nuclear Arms Mission as Top USAF Priority

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said that it is necessary to retain airmen working on nuclear arms programs as she and other officials discussed personnel cutbacks elsewhere in the service, National Journal reported Thursday. Rachel Oswald writes that an estimated 4,000 nuclear weapons personnel will not be among the 16,700 active-duty personnel the Air Force plans …

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Gen. Mark Welsh, Deborah Lee James Unveil Air Force’s 30-Year Road Map

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh and Secretary Deborah Lee James have released a road map document that highlights the service’s strategic plans for the next 30 years, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes that the “America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future” document aims to address current trends the Air Force can leverage to …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks $41B in Sequester Relief

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said at a Bloomberg Government-hosted event last week that the branch is seeking $41 billion in additional funds to help manage sequestration cuts for fiscal year 2015, DoDBuzz reported Monday. Richard Sisk writers that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s five-year budget blueprint calls for a …

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