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Air Force to Start Second Round of Civilian Workforce Cuts

Beginning Jan. 9, the Air Force will offer a second round of early retirements and buyouts to reduce its civilian workforce according to an Air Force announcement. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal constraints under which the Department of Defense …

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Air Force Civilian Hiring Freeze Ends Thursday

The Air Force will lift its civilian hiring freeze Thursday, it was announced Wednesday. The hiring freeze was implemented in August to bring the workforce down to 2010 levels, the Air Force said. Early retirements and buyouts were also offered and employees who accept the offers are expected to leave …

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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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Top Air Force Official Urges Service to Embrace Social Media

A top Air Force official, who spoke at the recent AFCEA event, urged the service to embrace social networking communications. Brig. Gen. Bob Ranck, director of warfighter systems integration, Air Force CIO/A6, told FCW.com, that currently, the Air Force designs individual aircraft to communicate with individual aircraft and individual populations. …

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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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Air Force CIO Sees Future in Smartphones

The U.S. Air Force chief information officer wants the service to use smartphones and mobile applications to begin laying the foundation for a 21st-century fighting force, according to a report on Nextgov. In echoes of the Army’s smartphone plans, the other military services are discovering that yes, there is even …

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Restricted BlackBerry Use for Airmen

Starting this month, Air Force officials won’t be able to use their BlackBerry devices to send text messages with photos or videos attached, or download new applications. These Department of Defense-directed changes will be overseen by security specialists in 24th Air Force, which is the operational warfighting organization responsible for defending …

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Continued Ban of Flash Media for US Army, Navy and Air Force

Despite a recent loosening of restrictions by the U.S. Strategic Command on the use of removable flash media, such as thumb drives, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have continue to enforce their bans until policies and procedures for the devices have been developed. “The Department of Defense banned …

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