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Air Force Looks to Use Fast-Track ATO to Accelerate Cloud Migration

The U.S. Air Force expects the new streamlined process to secure the authorization to operate certification will allow the service to move up to 100 applications to the cloud in 2019, FCW reported Friday. Bill Marion, deputy chief information officer of Air Force, said the Fast-Track ATO pilot announced that it only takes six to 18 months to obtain a certification in March.

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Air Force Issues Data Services Reference Architecture Document

The U.S. Air Force released a document outlining the service’s approach to implement principles to provide airmen access to secure, visible, accessible, understandable, linked and trusted data using open data services technologies and architectural design patterns. The Data Services Reference Architecture was released as part of the Digital Air Force initiative, which seeks to harness the power of data to keep pace with adversaries, the service said Wednesday

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Navy, Marine Corps Planning to Acquire Boeing-Developed T-X Trainer Aircraft

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are planning to acquire T-X trainer aircraft to replace the T-45 Goshawk trainer and F-5 simulator currently deployed by both service branches, Defense News reported Tuesday. A Boeing-Saab team secured a potential $9.2 billion contract to produce a maximum of 475 T-X aircraft and 120 simulators for the U.S. Air Force in 2018.

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Navy’s Future Fighter Jet Won’t Be a Joint Development Program With Air Force

Angie Knappenberger, a U.S. Navy official, said the service will not team with the U.S. Air Force to develop its next fighter aircraft, Defense One reported Monday. “I don’t necessarily foresee an exact sort of repeat of F-35 in a single solution set.” Knappenberger, deputy director of air warfare at the Navy, said Monday at the Navy League’s Sea Air Space conference in Maryland.

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AFRL Demonstrates Aircraft-Mounted Lasers Against Missiles

Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrated the use of a new high energy laser weapon against multiple targets during a test at White Sands Missile Range. The test unit of the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator shot down multiple missiles on April 23, marking a new milestone for the technology's development, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Mark Testoni, President and Chief Executive of SAP NS2, His Fourth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Mark Testoni, president and chief executive of SAP National Security Services, with his fourth Wash100 Award on Thursday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Testoni for his role in forming a partnership with Amazon Web Services and his efforts to revolutionize the cloud and data industries.

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F-35 JPO Seeks 23 Percent Drop in Flight-Hour Costs by 2024

The F-35 Joint Program Office hopes to see a 23 percent decrease in flight-hour costs for the F-35A aircraft variant from $44,000 to $34,000 by 2024, Air Force Magazine reported Thursday. Vice Adm. Mat Winter, head of the F-35 JPO, testified before members of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee that the office seeks to achieve a 26 percent drop from $34,000 to $25,000 for the U.S. Air Force variant after five years.

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Air Force to Create Carnegie Mellon University S&T Team

The U.S. Air Force will establish a 10-man science and technology team to accommodate robotics and related technologies from Carnegie Mellon University's Center of Excellence. The planned team will work with CMU's faculty and utilize the university's research and education components to meet its objectives, the Air Force said Wednesday.

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Mike Leahy to Lead DARPA’s Tactical Tech Office

Mike Leahy, a former executive at Northrop Grumman, will serve as head of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s tactical technology office, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. DARPA Director and a 2019 Wash100 winner Steven Walker told the publication on Wednesday that Leahy will join the agency in late May to succeed Fred Kennedy, who was recently named head of the Department of Defense’s space development agency.

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