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Retired USAF Gen. John Michael Loh: Aircraft, Weapons & Strategy Key to Air Campaigns

John Michael Loh, a retired U.S. Air Force general, wrote in an opinion piece posted Thursday on Defense News he believes the military service should use "rollback" strategies along with stealth aircraft platforms and stealth weapons systems to carry out air campaigns.

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The retired USAF general noted that air forces used such strategy in previous efforts against sophisticated and integrated air defense systems.

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DoD CIO Dana Deasy to Oversee Department-Wide ‘Cloud Initiative’

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has been assigned to manage an enterprise cloud computing initiative as part of a larger push to modernize information technology systems at the Pentagon. He will lead the consolidation of disparate networks, data centers and cloud platforms in an effort to maintain the …

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National Space Council Advisers Hold Inaugural Meeting

A group tasked with advising the National Space Council on government and commercial aerospace matters convened Tuesday at NASA‘s headquarters, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. James Ellis, chairman of the Users’ Advisory Group, said UAG intends to form subcommittees that will focus on six areas that include national security space; technology and …

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Army Kicks Off ‘Ultra-Light’ Camouflage Prototyping Competition

The U.S. Army has kicked off a competitive program for industry participants to prototype a system to help increase the performance of military personnel and equipment. Increment 1 of the Ultra-Lightweight Camouflage Net System will be designed to offer multispectral protection against sensor threats and replace camouflage variants that were developed in the …

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House Committee’s 2019 NDAA Includes Hosted Payload Coordination Language

A fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill crafted by the House Armed Services Committee contains language that would require a Defense Department component to manage commercially hosted payloads, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J., introduced the language as amendment to the panel’s version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. …

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Air Force Seeks Asset Security Challenge Participants

The U.S. Air Force is seeking ideas from industry and academic professionals on how to secure temporary, fixed and mobile assets as part of the military branch’s AFWERX Fusion Challenge. USAF said Tuesday the challenge represents an open innovation platform for the service branch to collaborate with potential non-military partners in areas …

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DoD to Give Congress Justification Report on $10B Cloud Procurement Strategy

David Norquist, comptroller at the Defense Department, said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday that DoD intends to provide lawmakers with a justification report about its plan to acquire cloud computing infrastructure through a single-award contract, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Norquist informed the panel that the department will submit a report …

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Mike Pompeo Sworn in as Secretary of State

The Senate has approved the nomination of Mike Pompeo, former CIA director, to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state through a 57-42 vote, the New York Times reported Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore in Pompeo shortly after the upper chamber gave its final confirmation. The report said Pompeo …

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