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GAO: DoD Needs to Boost Oversight of Physical Access Control Systems

The Government Accountability Office has issued recommendations regarding the Department of Defense's use of physical access control systems. GAO said Thursday that it found the service branch has not monitored the use of these PACS, and as a result, DoD is not aware of how much these systems are used.

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Raytheon Supporting USAF’s GPS III Satellite Launch with GPS OCX; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

During the U.S. Air Force’s launch of the GPS III satellite, Raytheon’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, supported the launch. The ground system will spend the next 10 days maneuvering the satellite into its final orbit, demonstrating GPS OCX's ability to simultaneously support multiple GPS III spacecraft on-orbit throughout the checkout and calibration process. 

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Travis Air Force Deploys FAA-Certified 3D Printer

Travis Air Force Base has fielded an industrial-sized 3D printer to manufacture nonstructural aircraft components. Accredited by the Air Force Advanced Technology and Training Center as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Stratasys F900 3D printer uses Ultem materials to produce plastic parts, the U.S. Air Force said Monday

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USAF Concludes Effort to Replace A-10 Aircraft Wings

The U.S. Air Force's 571st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has concluded an effort to replace the wings of a certain close air support aircraft. The group installed 162 wing pairs on A-10 Thunderbolt II units at Hill Air Force Base for the A-10 Enhanced Wing Assembly replacement program's final wave, Hill AFB said Saturday.

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DoD Planning to Leverage F-35 Sensors for Multidomain Warfare

The Department of Defense is working to use technologies such as the F-35 fighter jet’s sensors to support multi-platform transmission of data to improve air dominance in combat, USNI News reported Wednesday. Maj. Gen. David Krumm, director of global power programs under the office of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, said at a Mitchell Institute event said the Pentagon aims to establish a “network-connected family of systems” that operate together to gather relevant information for aerial warfare. 

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USAF Space Command Strategizes on Enterprise Data

Air Force Space Command presented a new enterprise data strategy that organizes and integrates activities across multiple data sources. AFSPC unveiled the new strategy at the command’s Chief Data Office Innovation Summit that took place July 30 to 31 at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Patrick AFB said Tuesday.

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Squadron Officer School Students Propose AI-Driven Concepts for Organizational Improvement

Students from the Air University’s Squadron Officer School have recommended potential solutions to the U.S. Air Force’s organizational challenges as part of the school’s redesigned SOS Think Tank elective program. The Air Force said Tuesday that students from the latest batch proposed the use of virtual assistants to train maintenance personnel in handling complex weapon systems and their components. 

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