The Air Force has decided to reduce award fees to Boeing because the company’s work on next-generation Global Positioning System satellites—GPS IIF—reportedly is more than $260 million over budget and three years behind schedule. USAF announced earlier this week that its review of the program turned up problems prompting it to delay launch of the first GPS IIF by a year, while it considered other actions. The Air Force has not yet said just how much Boeing will have to forfeit.
Changes are coming this year for Airmen taking professional military education (PME) distance learning courses. Closer interactions with facilitators, a revised capstone course, and more feedback on test performance are meant to improve the overall experience for distance learning students, who often include members of the Air National Guard.