Tag Archives: Air Force

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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GAO: Air Force, Army Should Modify Human Capital Planning Strategies to Address UAS Pilot Shortage

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army modify the service branches’ respective human capital planning strategies to address unmanned aerial system pilot shortages and training shortfalls. GAO said in a report published Tuesday both service branches should also evaluate workforce mixes for UAS pilot positions as …

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Profile: Gregory Christ, ISR Operations Director at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Gregory Christ serves as the director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. In this capacity, he supports the Defense Department to develop ISR operations and special projects intelligence policies and guidance for USD(I)’s defense intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism and security initiatives. He …

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