Tag Archives: Air Force

Cyber, IT Personnel Play Cyber War at Training Program

Cyber and information technologies professionals got a work out in a recent game called Cyber Flag, taking part in a training program where teams had to defend themselves by executing cyber operations. The U.S. Cyber Command’s Cyber Flag 12-1 exercise in the first week of November had some 300 in attendance, …

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Students Rank Agencies High on ‘Ideal Employer’ Survey

In a recent survey of nearly 62,000 undergraduates at 362 colleges, students put government agencies in the ranks for top 100 ideal places to work. The survey, conducted by Universum, polled students from Dec. 2010 to March 2011 and yielded the Top 100 Ideal Employer Rankings in categories including business, engineering, …

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Days of ‘Stovepiped’ Systems Over, Air Force Officials Say

“Network-centric” operations get no buzz at the MILCOM conference anymore according to a recent report from National Defense magazine following the two day conference. Organizations like the National Defense Industrial Association used to devote entire conferences for that buzz term, but generals this year declared  “the days of stove-piped systems” to be over. …

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Air Force Cutting 13.5K Jobs By Next Year

Federal Times is reporting the Air Force is set to cut 2,100 civilian positions through restructuring and workforce reshaping at the Air Force Materiel Command. It plans to cut 13,500 positions by Oct. 1, 2012. This is all part of the Air Force’s broader effort to reduce and reshape its …

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NRO, NASA, Air Force Declare Open Competition for Space Launches

The National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and the U.S. Air Force are attempting to encourage more companies to seek contracts with new guideline for certifying commercial launch vehicles to send payloads into space and complete Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle missions, as reported by Signal Online. The guideline combines similar practices while …

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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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