Tag Archives: Air Force

Air Force Boosting Contractor Work in IT Modernization

The U.S. Air Force launched a pilot program allowing private companies to handle information technology-related tasks assigned to service members, C4ISRNet reported Friday. The Enterprise IT as a Service program comes as part of the ongoing reorganization for the service. 

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Air Force Deploys Mobile App to Coordinate Special Tactics Missions

The U.S. Air Force’s 24th Special Operations Wing has collaborated with software firm TrainHeroic to deploy a mobile application helping Special Tactics operators communicate during deployments and humanitarian missions, the Air Force said Friday. The app enables the human performance team to directly coordinate workout plans and adjustments via phone, laptop or tablet instead of having to print plans and wait for operators to return to obtain input.

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USAF Spends Part of Funds Allotted for Commercial Satellite Data

The U.S. Air Force used $7M for commercial satellite weather data as part of an effort to determine whether or not the data would meet military requirements, Space News reported Thursday. The obligated funds come from the service branch's congress-approved $20M budget for the Commercial Weather Data Pilot Program.

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Air Force Installs First 3D Printed, Non-Corrosive Titanium Component on F-22

The U.S. Air Force’s 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has installed a 3D-printed, titanium-based component onto an F-22 Raptor jet during depot maintenance operations at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, the USAF said Thursday. The additive manufactured bracket doesn't corrode and will replace an aluminum part in the cockpit's kick panel assembly.

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Army Opens Special Warfare Facility for Fast Phase Tech Deployment

The U.S. Air Force unveiled a new special warfare technical integration support facility in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., tasked with speeding up the integration of new technologies and updating existing communication equipment for special operations. The Col. John T. Carney Center of Excellence opened during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on Friday, the service said Wednesday.

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USAF Holding Innovation Development Challenge for Airmen

The U.S. Air Force invites airmen to take part in a competition seeking innovative concepts addressing the military's multi-domain challenges. The Vice Chief’s Challenge, announced at an Air Force Association convention, will provide specific topic areas for which participants develop new applications allowing users to clearly visualize the operational environment, USAF said Tuesday.

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USAF Revamps Technology Transfer Program With New Efforts

The U.S. Air Force is accelerating the transition of new technologies to warfighters with new efforts under the branch's Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program. The renewed program includes an upcoming STTR-focused workshop and expanded coverage of contributors, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Monday.

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USAF Completes First Phase of Cloud Migration; Plans Future Activities

The U.S. Air Force Network Integration Center aims to complete cloud migration of USAF enterprise services soon, following the first phase's conclusion in November. AFNIC intends to move all USAF enterprise services within continental the U.S. to Microsoft Office 365, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

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USAF Launches New Formal Innovation Office

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center opened a new office in November to facilitate and support the service branch's innovation efforts. The AFIMSC innovation office consists of a new branch dedicated to innovation and analysis efforts, with Marc Vandeveer serving as chief innovation officer, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

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