Defense Logistics Agency chief Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek has given his organization marching orders to find $10 billion in efficiencies over the next five years. Speaking with defense reporters in Washington, D.C., on June 27, Harnitchek said the savings would be separate from the decline in demand for goods as the war in Afghanistan winds down. He’s convinced there are ways to reduce “over-buying” of goods and “keeping them around too long.” He said DLA is using every available computer modeling tool to accurately anticipate demand. Harnitchek said he wants a reduction in the distribution network, currently “at 26 places.” DLA wouldn’t design a distribution system “that looks like the one we have” if it were starting from scratch, he said. Nevertheless, he doesn’t see a reduction in DLA’s manpower level of 27,000 people.
The Air Force is a user of cyber infrastructure but isn't good at creating it, and so should rely on industry systems to stay ahead in the "arms race" of hacking attacks, service chief scientist and former DARPA director Victoria Coleman said on an AFA Mitchell Institute streaming event.
The military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is speeding up, with five facilities now handed over to the Afghan government and about 115 C-17 loads of material flown out of the country. U.S. Central Command reported May 18 that more than 5,000 pieces of material also have been turned over to the…
The Air National Guard is moving ahead with its plans to base new C-130Js at four bases in Kentucky, West Virginia, Texas, and Georgia, after an election-year controversy in which the Air Force was blasted for the timing of its preferred location announcement. The Air Force announced in November it…
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