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Air Force Implementing Predictive Analytics to Cut Aircraft Maintenance Costs

The U.S. Air Force is rolling out a predictive maintenance capability that deploys data analytics to identify aircraft components that need repairs before a system failure occurs, Air Force Times reported Sunday. The service has already tested the CBM+ predictive analytics technique on its B-1B Lancer, KC-135R tanker and C-5M aircraft at 10 Air Force bases worldwide.

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USAF Tests Program to Train Airmen in Digital Fields

Air Education and Training Command has commenced beta testing of a program that aims to boost skills of airmen in digital technology. Project Nexus would task 18 airmen to study the topics of data science, software development or UI/UX design from July to November this year, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

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USCIS Launching System Modernization, Supply Chain Security Initiatives

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on modernizing its systems and fortifying software security at the supply chain level, Federal Times reported Friday. Adrian Monza, chief of the Department of Homeland Security component's cyber defense branch, told the publication that USCIS is launching “very significant” modernization efforts and that other agencies must be able to defend their networks against threats to financial databases.

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Gen. David Goldfein: Multidomain Ops Concept to Alter ‘Character of Modern Warfare’

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, said adopting a multi-domain operations approach that connects air, ground, maritime, space, information and cyber assets in an integrated system to detect and counter threats “will change the character of modern warfare,” the Air Force reported Thursday

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Air Force Revising Medical Treatment Model for Active, Non-Active Duty Airmen

The U.S. Air Force is reforming its health care model to establish separate treatment operations for active and non-active duty servicemen, Federal News Network reported Monday. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, surgeon general for the Air Force, told the publication that the new model for preventative and personalized health care is aimed at clearly defining responsibilities under the military branch’s missions for medical readiness.

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USAF Opens Facility for Weapon System Cybersecurity

A group within Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has opened a $1.5 million facility to help the military boost cybersecurity across the service's weapon systems. AFLCMC's Fighters and Bombers Directorate held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to open the new cyber defense facility, the U.S. Air Force said Monday.

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Air Force to Add Fourth Advanced Tech & Training Center in Utah

The U.S. Air Force is slated to open its fourth Advanced Technology and Training Center along the Wasatch mountain range near Hill AF base in Utah. The service branch said Thursday that ATTC-Wasatch will house training and qualification activities for new technologies “without interrupting actual aircraft maintenance production.”

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Stanford Students Develop App to Support Military Training

A team of Stanford University graduate students from multiple disciplines have won a Department of Defense-led competition for military-applied technologies. The team entered a training support app, originally designed to accelerate and streamline athletic training, to the Hacking4Defense competition in San Francisco, Calif., Stanford said Thursday.

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USAF Ends AC-130U Gunship’s Final Combat Deployment

The U.S. Air Force has concluded the final combat deployment of the AC-130U gunship as the service branch prepares the aircraft's successor for use, Military.com reported Wednesday. The service branch's 1st Special Operations Wing holds the two returning AC-130U or Spooky units that will remain in station as reserve aircraft.

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