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Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten Assumes Top Post at Air Force Space Command

Gen. John Hyten Gen. John Hyten, former vice commander of the Air Force Space Command, has assumed the post of AFSPC commander to succeed Gen. William Shelton, who will retire by the ...
CellTower

Stuart Timerman: DISA Plans to Award 7 Contracts for Spectrum Support Services

The Defense Information System Agency expects to issue seven contracts through the third quarter of 2015 for support work at the agency’s spectrum arm, Fedscoop reported Monday. Greg ...
big data

Dawn Cutler Promoted to Navy Info Chief, Rear Admiral Rank

Capt. Dawn Cutler, deputy chief of information of the U.S. Navy, has been formally promoted to the chief of information post and to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), the Defense ...
Gen. John Campbell

Gen. John Campbell Takes ISAF Command Post in Afghanistan; Chuck Hagel Comments

Gen. John Campbell Army Gen. John Campbell has started as commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. He succeeds Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford ...
Gen. Mark Welsh

Gen. Mark Welsh Sees A-10 Retirement as Right Move Amid Budget Uncertainty

Gen. Mark Welsh The U.S. Air Force will continue to push for the retirement of its A-10 attack fleet to preserve budget for the service’s priority aircraft programs, The Wall ...
Gen. Mark Welsh

Gen. Mark Welsh: Active, Reserve Units Are Integral to Air Force Mission

Gen. Mark Welsh Gen. Mark Welsh, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, believes the relationship among the branch’s three components is what makes the whole force greater, Defense ...
Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel: DoD Could Reconsider FY 2015 Budget Proposal Amid Iraq Crisis

Chuck Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel believes the current crisis in Iraq could push the Defense Department to reconsider its $555 billion fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, Defense ...
japan

Report: Japan Plans to Build Its Own Fighter Jets

Japan is seeking to set aside nearly $387 million in funds for its fiscal year 2015 to develop the country’s own fighter planes, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. Citing ...
Jeff-Barr

Jeff Barr: AWS Achieves DoD Authorization for Sensitive Workloads

Jeff Barr Amazon Web Services has attained a provisional authorization from the Defense Department to help defense agencies process workloads in an AWS cloud platform. Jeff Barr, AWS ...
Stanley-Clarke

Stanley Clarke: Air Natl Guard Works ‘Hand-in-Hand’ With AF on Force Readiness

Stanley Clarke, director of the Air National Guard, has said the organization’s battlefield operations and fleet requirements are connected with those of the Air Force, Defense ...