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USAF PEO Battle Management Redesignated With More Digital Focus

The U.S. Air Force's Program Executive Office Battle Management has been redesignated to continue operations as PEO Digital at Hanscom Air Force Base. The renamed and redesignated PEO will work to implement acquisition processes for Agile DevOps software across the service branch, Air Force Materiel Command said Monday.

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Kay Ely: Air Force, GSA Establish New Purchasing Vehicle for IT Products

The U.S. Air Force and General Services Administration have partnered to establish a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement for government IT products.

According to a blog article written by GSA official Kay Ely published Wednesday, the IT Products BPA will help the federal government and Air Force streamline their acquisition process and reduce contract duplication.

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GAO Recommends DoD, Navy to Update Requirements for Making Weapons Sustainment Strategies

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department and U.S. Navy issue an updated or new set of guidelines for developing plans to sustain legacy weapon systems.

GAO said in a report published Monday that the Navy inconsistently documented its sustainment strategies for C-2A, E2C, EA-18G and F/A-18A-D aircraft since 2012.

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USAF Secretary Heather Wilson Stresses Need to Modernize Software Acquisition Process

Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force and a 2018 Wash100 awardee, warns the service branch must modernize its software acquisition process to keep up with the technological advances of adversaries.

Wilson noted during an Aug. 27th conference that documents such as the U.S. Air Force Weapons Systems Software Management Guidebook contain outdated practices that inhibit modernization, the branch said Thursday.

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Study Shows Air Force Capacity Limitations in Responding to Potential Future Challenges

The Rand Corporation said in a recent report entitled "Is the USAF Flying Force Large Enough?" that the U.S. Air Force faces capacity limitations in responding to the potential demands and challenges posed by different future security scenarios. The researchers noted that protracted military operations is a driver for this shortfall and proposed that military and political leadership explore “more force structure, develop alternative force presentation models that may more efficiently use existing forces” and become “more aware of the risks and costs of prolonged operations.”

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AFRL Verifies Process to Extend Service Life of Aircraft Hydraulic Lines

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate has developed, tested and verified a cold spray coating process designed to extend the service life of aircraft hydraulic lines. The process accelerates metal particles via high pressure to allow for bonding onto surfaces without the need for high temperatures, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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