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USAF Maj. David Allvin Assigned as Joint Staff Strategy, Plans, Policy Director

Maj. David Allvin, vice director for strategy, plans and policy for the joint staff, has been promoted to director of his unit. The U.S. Air Force serviceman will also serve as a senior member of the United Nations' Military Staff Committee, the Defense Department said Thursday.

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Air Force Nears Completion of EW Technology Gap Study

The U.S. Air Force is almost finished with its one-year study on electronic warfare technologies and is expected to submit its final report in January next year, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. Gen. Stephen Wilson, USAF vice chief of staff, told reporters the same day that the results reflect the service branch's lag in the EW area.

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Maj. Gen. Sami Said Promoted to Lt. Gen.; Assigned as USAF Inspector General

Maj. Gen. Sami Said, deputy inspector general at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, has been named the service branch's new inspector general. The U.S. Air Force is also promoting Said to lieutenant general, with the Pentagon serving as his base of operations, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

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US Air Force Conducts Minuteman ICBM Launch Test

U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test-fired an LGM-30 Minuteman III missile on Nov. 6, Noozhawk reported Wednesday. The intercontinental ballistic missile, which was armed with a mock warhead, was launched from an underground silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. An AFGSC spokesman said the test was "reliable."

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Air Force to Extend Space Training, Require Top Security Clearance

Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Air Force Space Command director of operations and communications, recently announced that the Undergraduate Space Training program is being expanded from 77 days to 111 days, Federal News Network reported. Trainees will also be taught to visually identify threats in space. This new requirement will necessitate top secret clearance for those undergoing UST.

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USAF Launches Third Military Bug Bounty Program

The U.S. Air Force has announced the third iteration of a program aiming to identify vulnerabilities within the military's cyber space. The Hack the Air Force 3.0 bug bounty program invites computer experts from 191 countries to examine USAF websites for weaknesses through Nov. 22, the branch said Monday.

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USAF Consolidates Contracting Systems Into Single Platform

A directorate within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is combining four legacy contract writing systems into a consolidated contract management platform. The new unified platform, named Contracting Information Technology, will service over 4,500 contracting users by December 2019, and is being implemented across the U.S. Air Force, the branch said Thursday.

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