Tag Archives: Air Force

Frank Kendall: Defense Logistics Enterprise Should Adapt, Apply Emerging Tech in Response to Challenges

Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 Award winner, said he believes the U.S. defense and military logistics enterprise should adapt to meet the challenges posed by strategic competitors and recognize the need for a multidomain and multipronged approach that involves all service branches, partners and …

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Report: Department of the Air Force to Realign Space Policy Development

Space Policy Development

The Department of the Air Force will shift responsibility for initial space policy development from civilian officials to the military chain of command within the office of the Space Force chief as part of a realignment effort. Air Force officials noted that the civilian chain of command will continue to have decision-making authority over space policy.

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Heidi Grant to End Tenure as DSCA Director

Heidi Grant

Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), will step down from her role and transition out of the federal government. She has served as DSCA's director since August 2020 and has contributed 32 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Joint Staff and other Department of Defense components, DSCA said Tuesday.

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Army to Launch Six-Week Multi-Domain Tech Exercise; Gen. John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

The U.S. Army will begin a six-week, multi-domain exercise that aims to demonstrate the performance of new technologies and tactical concepts. The Army said Thursday its large-scale Project Convergence 2021 exercise will take place at New Mexico-based White Sands Missile Range and Arizona-based Yuma Proving Ground, starting this week.

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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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USAF Vet Randy Kee to Support Creation of New DOD Arctic Research Center

Randy Kee

Randy Kee, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, has been appointed to help the Department of Defense (DOD) establish the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies. Kee will serve as the senior adviser for Arctic security affairs to support the future center's establishment and initial activities, DOD said Wednesday.

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Frank Kendall: Air Force Should Improve Analysis, Engineering Capabilities Amid Tech Competition

Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 winner, said he believes the service should improve its engineering capacity and strengthen its analysis capability to make informed decisions on technology requirements. “We’re in a technological competition. Our potential enemies out there are designing systems that are intended to defeat the ones we’ve designed. ... So I think we need to up our technical game quite a bit,” he said.

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NDU Foundation Adds Sharon Dunbar, 2 Other Former Defense Execs to Board

Sharon Dunbar

The National Defense University Foundation (NDU) has added Sharon Dunbar, Madelyn Creedon and Angela Ambrose, who all have national security experience, to its board of directors. Dunbar, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, is the vice president of cross-company business initiatives at General Dynamics' mission systems business, the NDU Foundation said Thursday.

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Military Intel Leaders Cite Initiatives to Fight Online Disinformation; Lt. Gen. Matthew Glavy Quoted

Online Disinformation

Military intelligence officials discussed some of the efforts service branches are initiating to counter adversaries’ online disinformation campaigns and malign influence messages. Alex Miller, Army G-2 senior adviser for science and technology and innovation, said military personnel are adopting the OODA loop approach to decision-making - which means observe, orient, decide and act – to help counter falsities online.

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Report: Air Force’s Tactical Aircraft Study Could Reshape Fighter Inventory; Todd Harrison Quoted

F-35A Joint

The U.S. Air Force is carrying out a tactical aircraft study as it prepares its budget request for fiscal year 2023 and looks to whittle down the types of fighter jets it operates from seven to four platforms. The four fighter platforms could include the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter; the sixth-generation Next Generation Air Dominance system or NGAD; F-15EX; and F-16 or its potential replacement.

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