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Air Force Evaluates Contractors’ Hosted Payload Submissions

The Air Force has received proposals from several companies who want to build, integrate and host government payloads on commercial satellites, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Marjorie Censer writes the competition is for a contract vehicle to help government entities procure sensor and electronic packages intended to address space threats. …

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Air Force Establishes New Contracting Agency

The U.S. Air Force is forming a new contracting agency as part of efforts to re-stock its numbers of contracting officers after losing experienced personnel in in 2012, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Brig. Gen. Casey Blake will serve as commander of the Air Force Contracting Agency and Tom Robinson, …

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Report: Army Forms Global Forces Alignment Concept

The U.S. Army has developed a concept to align its forces globally as part of efforts to bolster defense capabilities and address reduced deployments, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes the Army intends for that approach to coordinate brigade combat troops and combatants command worldwide for one year in …

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Air Combat Command Restarts Training Aircraft Flights

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command has restarted flying operations of training aircraft after civilian defense employees returned to work, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes the command also intends to maintain the mission readiness of combat-coded aircraft as those units remain grounded. “All formal training units, which …

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More Than 300K Furloughed Civilian Defense Workers Return to Work

The Defense Department has restored more than 300,000 furloughed civilian employees following the passage of a military pay bill, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Jeremy Herb and Erik Wasson write only a few of the nearly 750,000 civilian defense workers will stay on furlough and the military’s service members will continue …

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