Tag Archives: Air Force

Will Roper: Digital Engineering Can Drive New Capabilities for US Air Force

Will Roper

Will Roper, the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition head and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said during the Air Force Digital Campaign’s first virtual industry event that digital engineering can significantly drive the development of new capabilities. Gen. Arnold Bunch noted that the Digital Campaign initiative comes as part of efforts to align with the National Defense Strategy.

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USAF Selects BlackBerry Spark to Support UEM and UES; John Chen Quoted

John Chen

BlackBerry Limited has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to integrate BlackBerry Spark that will support secure productivity. The Air Force will have access to the company’s Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and Unified Endpoint Security (UES), under the recent agreement. BlackBerry Spark will enable the federal government and enterprises to modernize digital infrastructure.

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DARPA Provides Two Support Tools for Advanced Battle Mgmt System Demo

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contributed two technologies to a demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's new integrated situational awareness system. DARPA said Friday it provided a decision-making support tool and a software integration toolchain to support testing of the Advanced Battle Management System. The demonstration ran from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4.

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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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AFWERX to Host Collaborative Space Industry Event

AFWERX

The U.S. Air Force's AFWERX innovation arm has opened registration for a two-day virtual event that aims to foster collaboration between government, military, academia, investors and stakeholders from the space industry. Slated to run from Sept. 29 to 30, the EngageSpace event seeks to provide an avenue for the government to procure technologies that may address space-related concerns. 

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Mark Esper: 5G Key to Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain C2

Mark Esper

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the development of 5G will play a key role in DoD’s Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept. “This technology can enhance something as simple as virtual reality training or as ambitious as the connectivity of systems for JADC2,” Esper said. 

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Air Force Develops Prototype of Next-Gen Fighter Aircraft; Will Roper Quoted

Will Roper

The U.S. Air Force has built and flown a prototype of a new fighter aircraft using virtual tools as part of the Next Generation Air Dominance program. The report said the service developed a virtual prototype and a physical aircraft using data from the T-7 trainer and F-35 fighter jet programs under the NGAD program.

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Christopher Copeland, Kyle Michl Appointed to AFS Technology Innovation Leadership; John Goodman Quoted

Kyle Michl

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has appointed Christopher Copeland as managing director and chief technology officer and Kyle Michl as managing director and chief innovation officer to  strengthen the company’s technology and innovation capabilities, AFS reported on Tuesday. Copeland will be responsible for developing AFS’ future-looking technology vision and strategy and for overseeing AFS’ focus on the CIO agenda.

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Barbara Barrett Discusses Air Force ‘eSeries’ Weapons System Designator

Barbara Barrett

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett announced Monday the service branch’s “eSeries” classification for digitally engineered weapons systems at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, the service reported. Air Force officials said the digital eSeries acquisition program will help speed up the production of weapon systems. 

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L3Harris Team Wins Task Order to Modernize USAF Flight Simulator; Todd Gautier, Lt. Col. Rick Jaime Quoted

Todd Gautier

L3Harris Technologies has announced that the company will lead a team, including CAE, CymSTAR, Dell Technologies and Leidos, to help transform the U.S. Air Force’s flight simulator training used to help develop highly skilled air crews. The L3Harris team will support the Air Force’s Simulators Common Architecture Requirements and Standards (SCARS) program. 

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