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Matthew Donovan Announces ‘Digital Air Force’ Initiative

Matthew Donovan, acting secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has launched a new initiative to advance reforms and leverage a connected network of weapons, analytic tools and sensors to counter potential adversaries. “Our advantage in future battles depends on our ability to fuse vast amounts of data to accelerate our decision cycle to guarantee the success of any mission."

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Will Roper Offers Updates on Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System, ‘Mad Hatter’ Program

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, addressed the recent developments in the service’s Mad Hatter program, which uses Agile software development to address issues with the F-35 aircraft’s Autonomic Logistics Information System, during an interview published Monday with Defense News.

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Air Force Stands New Field Agency to Augment Medical Capabilities

The Air Force Medical Service formed a new field agency to optimize the U.S. Air Force's operational medical readiness. Led by Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency is established to manage expeditionary medical functions, mission support requirements and medical readiness efforts, the service branch said Monday.

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Col. Michael Hough: Vandenberg AFB Sees ‘Lull’ in Space Launch Activity

The U.S. Air Force has initiated talks with some commercial launch service providers to lease Western Range launch pads at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as space launch activity slows down, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. “We are having a lull,” said Col. Michael Hough, commander of the Air Force 30th Space Wing and Western Range.

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USAF Leads Program to Sustain Older Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has engaged in a public-private partnership to address the supply needs for sustaining older aircraft. Air Force Research Laboratory leads the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment program to sustain older aircraft via advanced manufacturing and digital technologies, the service branch said Thursday.

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Tony Braswell: Air Force Unveils Strategic Plan to Change Acquisition Culture

Tony Braswell, director of contracting at Hanscom Air Force Base, said the service branch is launching a strategic plan to transform its acquisition culture, the Air Force reported Friday. “So we’re changing the culture, becoming more proactive than reactive and less risk averse,” Braswell said during a Hanscom Representative Association meeting held on June 18 in Lexington, Mass."

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