GAO Calls for Stop to VA's Electronic Medical Record Rollout Until Early Problems Get Fixed
The federal government's watchdog agency has recommended that the Department of Veterans Affairs postpone the rollout of its electronic health records system until problems encountered in the initial deployment are fixed.
OPINION: Keep All B-1 and B-2 Bombers Until the New B-21 is Available
“In its defense plans last year, the Air Force anticipated cutting its bomber force by incrementally retiring all B-1s and B-2s in anticipation of entering production of the new B-21 in the mid-2020s,” writes retired Air Force Gen. John Michael Loh, a former Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Air Combat Command boss. “The Air Force should rethink those baffling plans now that bombers are playing a larger role.”
AFRL Plans New Round of Low-Cost Attritable Aircraft Testing
The Air Force Research Laboratory released a call for proposals Feb. 22 inviting companies to participate in a new low-cost attritable aircraft program focused on reducing life-cycle and maintenance needs.
GAO: Pentagon Didn't Fully Evaluate Costs, Readiness Effects of Deploying Troops to Border
The Pentagon did not fully evaluate potential costs and effects on readiness before deploying troops to the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration, a watchdog report said Feb. 23.
Russia Provides a Glimpse of Its Orion Drone Executing Combat Trials in Syria
The Orion drone, now said to be in production for Russia, is seen releasing both apparent guided munitions and dumb bombs.
Rocket Attack in Iraq Marks Third in One Week
Two rockets fell near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Feb. 22, the third such attack in Iraq in the span of one week.
Nearly 176,000 Troops Are Among Texans Getting Tax Deadline Extensions
Nearly 176,000 military members are among the residents of Texas who have received a two-month extension for filing their federal income tax returns and making tax payments, because of the recent winter storm that slammed many areas of the state.
Top Senate Republican Has ‘Serious Concerns’ over Pentagon Policy Pick
The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee has "serious concerns" over the nomination of Colin Kahl, President Joe Biden's pick to run the Pentagon's policy shop. The news comes as the committee plans to hold a confirmation hearing on March 4 for Kahl, according to three congressional aides.
From Master Sergeant to Master’s Degree and Doctorate, Shawna Hudson Finds Her Place
Overcoming a learning disability, this South L.A. native and Air Force veteran fulfilled her dream of graduating from University of Southern California and now teaches corporate America a lesson in racial bias.
The First F-15EX Fighter Jet Has Now Flown In Its Air Force Colors
The aircraft is slated to be one of the first two F-15EXs to be handed over to the Air Force for test work in the coming months.