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Air Force Students Pitch Ideas Under Think Tank Initiative

The U.S. Air Force launched an initiative to address the military service's concerns through the presentation of various concepts. Three groups of students from Air University's squadron officer school were tasked to pitch their ideas in updating the service branch's set of processes to senior officials as part of the Think Tank initiative, the Air Force said Monday.

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NASA to Launch Satellites for Signal Distortion Study

NASA plans to launch two small satellites for a mission to study the distortions of radio signal transmissions through the ionosphere, a region where particles ionize into plasma this month. The Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment or E-TBEx CubeSats will launch on a SpaceX-made Falcon Heavy rocket as part of the Department of Defense's Space Test Program-2, the space agency said Monday.

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Brig. Gen. Michael Greiner to Lead USAF Cost Analysis Integration

Brig. Gen. Michael Griener, director of cost analysis integration within the U.S. Air Force, has been appointed to oversee the service branch's budget operations and personnel as director. He will perform his new duties within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Department of Defense said Monday.

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Air Force Declares SBIRS GEO-4 Satellite Operational

The fourth missile warning satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force has reached operational acceptance designation from Space Command. The service said Thursday that the Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 4 satellite transmits data to the 460th space wing-run mission control station at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado.

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Air Force Needs Software Experts to Support Field Ops

A senior official from the Air Force said software engineers would play a key role to protect military systems and networks amid the growing great power competition between the U.S., Russia and China, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Air Force Lt. Gen. B.J. Shwedo, chief information officer and director for command, control, communications and computers/cyber for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the remarks following Bold Quest exercise in Finland. 

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Jose Arrieta: HHS Eyes Blockchain Tech Partnership With DISA for Identity Verification

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, said HHS plans to team up with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to leverage the HHS Accelerate blockchain procurement system in identity management, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Arrieta said he plans to meet with DISA officials to discuss a pilot project to link the blockchain tool to a user’s mobile phone or wearable device to better track behavioral data for identity verification.

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Air Force SF Academy Gets VR Tech to Boost Training

The U.S. Air Force’s innovation hub has helped its Security Forces Academy utilize commercial technology to enhance training for airmen, DVIDShub reported Monday. The academy used the AFWERX program to partner with New York-based tech vendor Street Smarts VR to integrate virtual reality into the training in its 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Raytheon Secures Two-Year Mentor Protégé Program Contract from U.S. Air Force; Bill Sullivan Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a two-year Mentor Protégé program contract to Raytheon and Infinity Technology Services to help the Department of Defense diversify its supplier base by giving small businesses experience in high-demand disciplines. In addition, Raytheon will help ITS mature its cybersecurity design, testing, defense and verification capabilities.

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Air Force Partners With FAA to Promote Aviation Nationwide

The U.S. Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration launched a new initiative to increase partnerships with industry to address the national aircrew shortage. The collaboration intends to promote aviation across the country and increase the number of pilots joining the military, the Air Force said Friday.

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