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Darlene Costello: White House ‘Not Likely’ to Trim Air Force One Replacement Specs

Darlene Costello, acting U.S. Air Force acquisition chief, has said the White House is not likely to lessen requirements for the next presidential aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Costello told reporters during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium that the service branch and the White House’s military office could finalize …

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Lt. Gen. William Bender Issues Endpoint Visibility Platform Deployment Directive for Air Force

Lt. Gen. William Bender, chief of information dominance and chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, has signed a memorandum that mandates the service branch to implement an endpoint visibility platform across the service branch’s information technology programs. The Automated Remediation and Asset Discovery platform will work to help the service branch’s …

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Brig. Gen. Mark Baird Named Air Force Space Program Director

Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, has been named director of space programs within the U.S. Air Force‘s office of the assistant secretary for acquisition. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced Baird’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published Friday. Baird …

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Reports: Air Force to Operate A-10 Aircraft Through 2021

Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein has said the U.S. Air Force will continue to use the A-10 Warthog aircraft for the service branch’s close-air support missions until 2021, Defense News reported Tuesday. Valerie Insinna writes the Air Force general told reporters that the Defense Department will discuss plans for the …

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Air Force Starts B-2 Bomber Upgrade Tests

The U.S. Air Force has begun to test upgrades for Northrop Grumman-built B-2 stealth bombers that include new sensors, software, electronics and radar technology, Scout Warrior reported Monday. Kris Osborn writes the B-2 defensive management system has been updated to help  sustain the bomber’s stealth functions and increase defense against new threats. Capt. Michael Hertzog, …

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