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Profile: Dr. David Honey, ODNI Science and Technology Director

Dr. David Honey serves as director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he works to identify strategies for the integration of scientific and technological tools into operational systems. Honey also holds the title of assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology and also focuses …

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NIST Develops Damage Sensor to Accelerate Material Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has devised a method to embed a nanoscale damage-sensing probe into a lightweight epoxy and silk-based composite in a push to speed up the development of materials. NIST said Friday the mechanophore probe was created using a dye called rhodamine spirolactam and works to help reduce the …

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Air Force Updates Cyber Risk Mgmt Framework for Airmen

The U.S. Air Force‘s chief information security office has introduced an updated risk management framework that covers formal policies and processes for the service branch to assess, manage and validate the cybersecurity risks of tools and systems that airmen operate. The redesigned framework calls for the Air Force to shift adopt a …

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Romania’s Air Force Gets Certification to Refuel From US Tankers

Romania’s air force has obtained certification to receive fuel from U.S. tankers through an air-to-air refueling mission between the European country’s F-16 Fighting Falcon and the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-135 Stratotanker. USAF said its 100th Air Refueling Wing sent 14 personnel and a KC-135 tanker to Romania for a five-day training operation and a refueling mission …

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Joint US-Australia Space Surveillance Radar Becomes Fully Operational

The U.S. Air Force and Australia’s jointly-operated space surveillance radar system has achieved full operational capability status following completion of a relocation effort that began in 2014. Australia’s defense department said Tuesday the C-band radar system was transferred from Antigua to the Harold E. Holt Naval Communication Station in Western Australia. Australian defense …

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Air Force to Demo Light Attack Aircraft This Summer

The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct the first flight demonstration of light attack aircraft this summer at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said the service branch will invite industry members to participate …

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sworn in as Energy Secretary

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, has been sworn in as head of the Energy Department  after the Senate confirmed his appointment via a 62-37 vote. Perry said in a statement published Thursday that he will support DOE’s efforts to “provide stable, reliable, affordable and secure sources of American energy.” He also aims to …

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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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