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Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno: Air Force Surveillance Telescope to Aid Space Domain Accountability


U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno has said the Air Force’s Space Surveillance Telescope will help defend U.S. space assets against adversaries and support accountability in the space domain, DoD News reported Saturday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-built SST is designed to track a few large space objects …

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GAO: Air Force GPS Program Quarterly Report Lacks Acquisition, Schedule Info


The Government Accountability Office has said the U.S. Air Force‘s first quarterly report on GPS modernization programs lacks information on program schedules, dates and acquisition measures. GAO said Monday the service branch can address transparency in future reports through an integrated master schedule that shows synchronization of the GPS III satellite, next generation …

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Air Force Establishes New Strategic Development Planning & Execution Office


The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new office with responsibility over strategic development functions in support of the military branch’s development planning and experimentations initiatives. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Execution Office will work to aid senior-level decision makers in efforts to build on agility and structure strategies through development planning and testing efforts, the …

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Air Force Establishes Chief Information Security Office & Year-Long Cyber Awareness Campaign


The U.S. Air Force will establish a new chief information security office and in conjunction has started a year-long campaign to promote and address cybersecurity across the military service. The campaign will work to encourage all personnel across the service branch to integrate cybersecurity in their daily routines, the Air Force said Monday. Lt. Gen. William …

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CAPE Director Jamie Morin: Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Cost Could Exceed DoD’s $85B Estimate

Jamie Morin

Jamie Morin, director of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Defense Department, has described $85 billion as a low cost estimate for the replacement platform of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles in an interview with Breaking Defense posted Thursday. Sydney Freedberg writes Morin said CAPE provided both low and high estimates for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program in …

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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Aims to Increase Number of Active-Duty Airmen

Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James said Monday at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference that addressing workforce issues remains as her top priority as secretary of the U.S. Air Force. The military branch said Monday James also reaffirmed her commitment to increase the presence of active-duty Airmen as well as prevent sexual assaults through victim care and …

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Pentagon’s SCO Experiments With Autonomous Tech For Air Force, Marine Corps


The Defense Department‘s strategic capabilities office has experimented with autonomous technologies that SCO aims to transition to the U.S. Air Force and the Marine Corps, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes SCO Director William Roper’s team is developing Perdix — an unmanned system designed to be hand-launched or deployed from fighter aircraft to connect with other Perdix units and …

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