Tag Archives: Air Force

Senate Confirms John Gibson, 6 Other Nominees to DoD Leadership Posts

John Gibson, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has received Senate confirmation to serve as DoD chief management officer, Washington Examiner reported Friday. Gibson will lead the civilian secretaries of all military services and oversee business-focused DoD agencies and field activities in his new role. He previously served as …

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Air Force Unveils Plans to Maintain Bomber Fleet

The U.S. Air Force has detailed its plans to update its existing bomber fleet and acquire new aircraft in the fiscal year 2019 budget request. The military branch said Monday it aims to modernize the B-52 Stratofortress fleet; continue installing upgrades on the B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit aircraft; and acquire the future …

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Report: Air Force Mulls Satellite Constellation Expansion

The U.S. Air Force is considering procurement of small satellites that can augment or serve as backups to the country’s existing military satellite constellation, Defense One reported Monday. The report said Air Force officials aim to make it more difficult for adversaries to disrupt space-based services through a satellite diversification effort. …

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Air Force Forms Group to Develop Comprehensive EW Strategy

The U.S. Air Force has created a cross-functional team that will be tasked to formulate a comprehensive strategy for the service branch to manage electronic warfare operations across the electromagnetic spectrum. Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke — director of cyberspace operations and warfighting integration at the Air Force — will lead the enterprise …

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Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier Named Director of Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability

Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier, director of operational capability requirements for the U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, has been appointed as director of warfighting integration capability within the same office, the Defense Department said Thursday. In his current role, Crosier develops policy for operational capabilities-based …

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Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt Named Air Force C3I & Networks PEO

Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt, program executive officer for fighters and bombers at the U.S. Air Force, has been assigned to a new role as the service branch’s PEO for command, control, communications, intelligence and networks, the Defense Department announced Monday. Schmidt has led efforts to develop, field, modernize, produce and sustain …

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