Tag Archives: Air Force

Pentagon Plans to Spend $63B on FY 2014 R&D

The Defense Department plans to allocate nearly $63 billion for its research, development, test and evaluation programs in fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Sunday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes the Pentagon also wants to reduce spending on system development and demonstration by half under its 2015 Future Years Defense Plan in …

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GAO Report: Air Force Must Improve Morale of Drone Pilots

The Government Accountability Office has released a report detailing the unhappy morale of U.S. Air Force drone pilots and suggestions to better retain qualified candidates, DefenseNews wrote Wednesday. Brian Everstine writes that as a result of the study, the Air Force will change how it recruits and retains pilots but …

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Gen. Mark Welsh: Budget Reductions Hit Combatant Commands

Gen. Mark Welsh, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has told a House defense subcommittee that he believes budget cuts are harming the combatant commanders’ future capabilities, American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes that Welsh testified before the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee …

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