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Robert Behler to be Nominated DoD Operational Test & Evaluation Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Robert Behler, chief operating officer and deputy director of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, as director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department. Behler has led SEI’s software engineering and security initiatives that aimed to help address national cyber challenges, the …

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NASA Hosts Interagency Meeting on In-Space Structure Assembly

NASA has facilitated a meeting between spaceflight experts from multiple agencies to address technical challenges associated with the assembly of large structures in space. The space agency said Thursday the technology interchange meeting at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland was the third in a series of discussions between …

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NNSA, Air Force Conduct B61-12 Bomb Qualification Flight Tests

The U.S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration have completed a pair of qualification flight tests for the B61-12 gravity bombs. NNSA said Monday an F-15E aircraft carried and dropped the non-nuclear bomb assemblies during the tests held Aug. 8 at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada. The test flights were conducted as part …

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Air Force Cyber Squadron Supports Nuclear Treaty Monitoring Mission

A cyber squadron within the U.S. Air Force‘s Technical Applications Center aims to standardize its enterprise to further support AFTAC’s nuclear treaty monitoring efforts. The Cyber Capabilities Squadron also plans to form a mission defense team that will carry out cyberspace defense operations for mission critical systems at the center, the Air Force said …

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Maj. Gen. Thomas Geary Appointed Military Deputy to DIA Director

Maj. Gen. Thomas Geary, assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the U.S. Air Force, has been tapped to serve as military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The Defense Department said Monday Geary’s new assignment is based in Washington. Geary was appointed to his …

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New Air Force Initiatives Seek to Help Address Pilot Shortage

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled three initiatives to increase incentive pay for pilots, expand the service branch’s aviation bonus program and bring retired pilots back to active duty. The Air Force said Friday the first initiative will authorize higher incentive pay or flight pay for all aviators based on their …

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Air Force Assigns Personnel to New Space Operations Directorate

The U.S. Air Force has appointed 43 military, government civilian and contractor personnel to the service branch’s newly established Space Operations Directorate that will have an initial operating capability by Monday. Shawn Barnes, deputy director and legislative liaison within the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, will join …

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