Hagel Lays Out Sequester’s Impact in Fiscal 2014

If still in effect in Fiscal 2014, the budget sequester would require the Pentagon to cut approximately $52 billion from the Obama Administration’s $526.6 billion funding request for that fiscal year, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Senate defense overseers. “The...

Avoid Being Second Best

Technology proliferation, the growing number of foreign graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, and significant US budget deficits are key drivers that will influence future science and technology activities in the United States, said Mica Endsley, the Air...

The Records Fire

Forty years ago, on July 12, 1973, a massive blaze engulfed the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Mo. Although no one was injured in the horrific fire, it destroyed an estimated 16 million to 18 million files, including...

AEHF-3 Arrives at Cape Canaveral for Launch

The Air Force and prime contractor Lockheed Martin delivered the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite to Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., in preparation for its scheduled launch into space this fall, announced service space acquisition officials on Thursday. AEHF-3...

Locklear Addresses MIA Recovery Operations

US Pacific Command boss Adm. Samuel Locklear said Thursday he wouldn’t necessarily call the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command dysfunctional, but he does support the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s “deeper review” of the command’s operations. “I do think that...

DOD Inspector General Scrutinizing Parts Management

As budgets tighten and the United States steps back from Afghanistan, the Pentagon’s inspector general office is becoming “more aggressive” in seeking out savings from contracts and programs, according to a senior defense official. The attitude of Defense Department leadership...

Vietnam War Airman’s Remains Identified

Defense Department forensic scientists have identified the remains of Maj. Larry J. Hanley, 26, of Walla Walla, Wash., an airman missing in action in Southeast Asia since 1969, announced Pentagon officials. DOD is returning Hanley’s remains to his family for...

Foundation Fights to Save Historic Bomber Plant

Efforts are under way to save a portion of Michigan’s historic Willow Run Plant, which manufactured B-24 bombers during World War II, before the plant’s scheduled demolition later this year. The Michigan Aerospace Foundation, along with volunteers, is leading a...