Jeffrey Gossel, the senior intelligence engineer at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center’s Space and Missile Analysis Group, has said that officials need to pay more attention to the space-based surveillance assets of adversarial nations. Gossel proposed that the U.S. learn all it can about these information-gathering satellites and sensors to develop strategies that would render them ineffective, Space News reported Wednesday.Read More »
The U.S. Navy has begun to formally test the operation of an F-35C stealth fighter intended to demonstrate fulfillment of the service's requirements, USNI News reported Thursday. Rear Adm. Dale Horan, who leads the F-35C integration office, said Wednesday that Strike Fighter Squadron 147 arrived on USS Carl Vinson to assess the aircraft's capacity to address the Navy's needs.Read More »
Joseph Gordon, former division chief of the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology Management Division, has been appointed to lead the branch's technology transfer program as director. In his new position, Gordon will work to expand the program's scope to include technology transition, in addition to transfer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.Read More »
Maj. Gen. Nina Armango, former director of plans and policy at U.S. Strategic Command, has been appointed to serve as director of space programs at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. She performs her new duties at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the Defense Department said Friday.Read More »
Hill Air Force Base is employing new handheld tablets for use with maintenance activities on F-35A aircraft. The tablets integrate with Portable Maintenance Aid laptops that connect with the aircraft's Autonomic Logistics Information System, a platform that monitors and records the F-35's status information, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.Read More »
Tim Sakulich, who led the Air Force Research Laboratory's materials and manufacturing directorate a decade ago, has returned to the organization as its director.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force has selected Carnegie Mellon University to operate a center of excellence that will conduct foundational research on human-machine teaming.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Monday researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory and CMU will jointly assess human cognitive states and intent, machine learning and complex adaptive behavior to support team processes.