Tag Archives: Air Force

Air Force Develops Open Architecture for ISR Ground System

A battle management team of the U.S. Air Force has developed an open architecture for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System that works to support the service branch’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements. The Air Force said Thursday the team collaborated with the Air Combat Command and the Air Force Research Laboratory to …

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Air Force Research Analysts Create F-22 Aircraft Maintenance Scheduling Tool

Operations research analysts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have developed a scheduling tool that works to help forecast manpower and facilities required to maintain the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. The U.S. Air Force said Thursday research analysts collaborated with the F-22 Strategic Planning Group to create the Master Plan Scheduling Tool through the use of aircraft maintenance data and a mathematical …

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Air Force to Conduct Chemical, Biological Decontamination Tests on F-35

The U.S. Air Force plans to conduct tests to determine if the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft can be decontaminated after exposure to chemical and biological weapons. The service branch said Monday the tests aim to validate the F-35 Joint Program Office’s decontamination requirements and the aircraft’s readiness to enter full-rate production. The 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint …

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Air Force Seeks to Double Fighter Pilots’ Annual Bonuses Under Defense Budget Request

President Barack Obama’s defense budget request seeks to nearly double the annual retention bonuses of U.S. Air Force fighter pilots from $25,000 to $48,000, CNBC reported Friday. Jeff Daniels writes Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said the branch needs to retain pilots in the fighter community and the planned increase does not cover all Air Force pilots. …

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David Nelson Takes NRC CIO Role

David Nelson, former chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been appointed to a similar role at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has managed CMS’ $2.6 billion information technology portfolio as well as helped facilitate efforts to fix the Healthcare.gov website and led the development of technology backbone for the Medicare claims processing system, NRS said Monday. …

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DLA, US Transportation Command Outline Joint Plan for Future Missions

The Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command have discussed how both organizations would address future mission challenges through a joint plan. DLA and Transcom outlined the joint plan at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia-based McNamara Headquarters Complex on Wednesday along with past and current work for future operations, DLA said Friday. …

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EC-130H Compass Call Aircraft Receives Avionic Viability Program Upgrade

The EC-130H Compass Call aircraft has received an avionic viability program upgrade that will provide a liquid crystal display designed to reinforce vital flight information, as well as support combat effectivity and federal and international aviation regulation compliance. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the 55th Electronic Combat Group has developed a …

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Military News: 41 Service Members Test Positive for Zika Virus

Defense Department records have shown 41 service members, including a pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus since DoD began to monitor infections this year, Military News reported Wednesday. Patricia Kime writes U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson confirmed that affected troops contracted the virus outside the continental U.S. and that …

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Booz Allen’s Henry Obering: MDA’s R&D Efforts Face Budget Issues

Henry Obering, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and a former Missile Defense Agency director, has said MDA faces budget constraints that could impact the agency’s research and development efforts, Air Force Times reported Saturday. Phillip Swarts writes Obering told a conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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