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Robert Otto: Air Force to Hone on Counterterrorism, ISR Efforts

Lt. Gen. Robert Otto
Lt. Gen. Robert Otto

The U.S. Air Force‘s deputy chief of staff for ISR says the branch will work to stay focused on counterterrorism missions over the next 10 years as the U.S. rebalances to the Asia-Pacific region, Defense News reported Thursday.

Lt. Gen. Robert Otto told Defense News the service needs to realign its resources amid a tough budgetary environment with that shift taking place, writes Aaron Mehta.

Otto also said Air Force wants to standardize services for cyber, space and human intelligence, as well as to ramp up investment in cyber in order to further build up the U.S. Cyber Command.

The service also continues to explore ways of eliminating redundancies as funding decreases, he says.

Otto also told Mehta that analytics is one of the core mission areas within the Air Force.

“We need to do a reset on analysis, and that will involve everything from doctrine to training, to investment, to exercises, to collaboration, to bringing in some of what space can offer,” he said.

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