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Air Force, Ignyte to Develop Cyber Detection Software Under Patent License Agreement; Max Aulakh Quoted

Max Aulakh

The U.S. Air Force and Ignyte Assurance Platform, a collaborative security technology provider, have signed a patent license agreement to further develop software applications that screen network files to detect potential vulnerabilities. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Technology Transfer and Transition program office oversee patent license agreements, which help facilitate the transfer of inventions built and patented by defense labs to the private sector for commercial use.

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Air Force Conducts Information Warfare Exercises; Jeffrey Phillips Quoted

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

The U.S. Air Force has conducted its first information warfare-focused exercises to test the concept at a new range in the New Mexico desert. The Air Combat Command has performed ten proof of concept exercises intending to consolidate and operationalize all the capabilities to provide Air Force and joint commanders integrated information warfare packages.

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Air Force Rolls Out Software Dev’t Skills Refinement Effort

Critical Software

The U.S. Air Force is launching a software development program to refine the technical skills of personnel through “low-code, no-code” or minimal training activities. The CyberWorx program is aimed at establishing partnerships with academia and industry to help train airmen on executing software development tasks on an expert level. 

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Air Force Activates 867th Cyberspace Operations Group; Col. Jeffrey Phillips Quoted

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

The U.S. Air Force reorganized some units in order to form a new cyber group in support of U.S. Cyber Command in an effort to bring together cyber developers, operators and intelligence forces. The 867th cyberspace operations group at Fort Meade in Maryland will operate under the 67th cyberspace wing

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Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh: US Must Prepare for Info-Driven Warfighting Operations

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, commander of 16th Air Force, has said that forces need to eliminate “geographic bias” and consider location-based threats despite operating in the space of cyber domains. Haugh told attendees at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit that adversaries like China and Russia deploy tactics such as influencing various regions through information-based or nonkinetic capabilities

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Air Force’s Lauren Courchaine: New USAF Cyber Unit Provides More Robust Expert Team

U.S. Air Force

Col. Lauren Courchaine, commander of the U.S. Air Force's 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, said the service’s new cyber unit would enable it to leverage a more established team of cyber experts. The unit was launched last year and recently achieved a full operational capability designation.

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USAF Cyber Unit Launches Effort to Simplify Cyber Systems

Air Force Cyber, also known as the 16th Air Force, has commenced an effort to boost the efficiency of tools within cyber weapon systems. The 12N12 program, launched in July, seeks to consolidate tools that analysts use to support cyberspace missions by July 1 next year, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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