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STRATCOM General Says Satellite Data Overwhelming Pentagon

The rising amount of data collected by U.S. satellites and other aerial platforms is overwhelming the Pentagon’s ability to process it, Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler said Tuesday. Kehler, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, told attendees at the GEOINT symposium the problem cannot be corrected by hiring new analysts. …

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Military Recruiting & Retention Goals Met, Pentagon Says

All of the military’s active duty and reserve components are on target to meet recruiting and retention goals for fiscal year 2011 through July, the Defense Department said Wednesday. All four active duty components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal-year-to-date 2011, which began Oct. 1, 2010. The …

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Air Force Starts Hiring Freeze

The Air Force started a 90-day hiring freeze for its civilian workforce effective Aug. 9, Air Force officials announced Friday. Air Force officials also announced plans to reduce both the temporary and term civilian workforces. The reductions will be accomplished through voluntary buyouts and voluntary retirements. “We will do our …

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DoD Panel: Change Military Retirement System

The 20-year retirement system the military has used for generations should be phased out and be replaced with a corporate-style program, a Defense Department panel said. The Defense Business Board released its proposal July 21, recommending the corporate-style program contribute money to individual retirement savings accounts rather than future monthly …

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DoD Acquisition Chief Carter: Using Fixed-price, Incentive-firm Contracts ‘Not Dogma’

Defense Department acquisition chief Ashton Carter is well-known for his public pronouncements on Pentagon procurement. He delivered one of his most high-profile recent speeches on defense-company mergers before the Wall Street investment firm, the Cowen Group, this winter. But in addition to assuring defense industrial base investors, Carter, undersecretary of …

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