WPAFB http://wyso.org en ODOT Selects Springfield As Site for Ohio/Indiana UAS Center http://wyso.org/post/odot-selects-springfield-site-ohioindiana-uas-center <p>The Ohio Department of Transportation has selected Springfield as the site for the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aerial Systems Center.&nbsp; The center will be the hub for Ohio and Indiana’s joint operational efforts to become a test site for unmanned aerial systems.<br><br>The Unmanned Aerial Systems Center will be housed in the Nextedge Applied Research and Technology Park which sits on the eastern part of Springfield along Route 40.<br><br>ODOT will manage the Systems Center in Springfield, which has a two-year lease that will run until June of 2015 at a total cost of $70,000.<br> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:33:51 +0000 Wayne Baker 34705 at http://wyso.org Springfield Guard Base and WPAFB Deal With Job Cuts, Sequester http://wyso.org/post/springfield-guard-base-and-wpafb-deal-job-cuts-sequester <p>Springfield's Air National Guard Base will lose 47 jobs due to government cost cutting. The Guard Base and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base continue to deal with harsh budget cuts.<br><br>Springfield's guard base is losing 47 intelligence and reconnaissance positions within the 178th Fighter Wing as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal-year 2013 that President Obama signed on January 2. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:18:07 +0000 Wayne Baker 30460 at http://wyso.org Ohio Senator Portman Talks Sequestration at WPAFB http://wyso.org/post/ohio-senator-portman-talks-sequestration-wpafb <p>Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Monday.&nbsp; He was there to talk about ongoing operations at the base, and how Friday’s looming sequestration cuts might affect Wright-Patt.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Portman said the President’s proposed $85 billion dollars in across-the-board spending cuts over the next 7 months would be detrimental to national defense and what he called ‘the federal government’s vital operations.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:33:18 +0000 Jerry Kenney 29506 at http://wyso.org Ohio Senator Portman Talks Sequestration at WPAFB Riverside vs. State of Ohio on Tax Issue http://wyso.org/post/riverside-vs-state-ohio-tax-issue <p></p><p>The state of Ohio wants a federal judge to dismiss the city of Riverside’s lawsuit that seeks to tax civilian employees and contractors who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.&nbsp;</p><p>Back in 2007, the city of Riverside announced it would begin collecting taxes on civilian employees who work on the portion of Wright-Patt that falls within Riverside city limits – that’s Area B. &nbsp;Riverside’s lawsuit argues that an unconstitutional provision in Ohio's municipal income tax law prevents them from collecting taxes from those employees.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:11:36 +0000 Jerry Kenney 29291 at http://wyso.org Wright-Patt AFB Plans for Sequestration http://wyso.org/post/wright-patt-afb-plans-sequestration <p>Officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton say that under guidance from the Department of Defense, they have begun planning for a potential reduction of 15%&nbsp; of their operating budget as a result of sequestration.&nbsp;&nbsp; In a press conference Thursday, Col. Cassie Barlow told reporters that a furlough of civilian employees isn't out of the question, but it would be a last resort.<br> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:24:59 +0000 Jerry Kenney 28727 at http://wyso.org