Tag Archives: Air Force

Air Force Eyes AI, Autonomy Tech for Future Drone Swarm Management

The U.S. Air Force seeks technologies that could help a single operator manage a swarm of small unmanned aerial systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Col. Brandon Baker, chief of the Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division, told attendees of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference that artificial intelligence and …

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Gen. John Hyten Takes US Strategic Command Leadership Role

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, formerly commander of the Air Force Space Command, has officially started his new post as head of U.S. Strategic Command. The Air Force said Thursday it held a change of command ceremony at Stratcom’s Offutt Air Force Base headquarters in Nebraska and Hyten succeeds Navy Adm. Cecil …

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GAO: DoD Needs Certifications & Training for Acquisition Intelligence Support Personnel

The Government Accountability Office has said the Defense Department should develop certifications and training for personnel that provide intelligence support for acquisition programs. GAO said in a report issued Tuesday a lack of certifications for intelligence support personnel led the services to implement varying levels of training. Auditors found that the U.S. Air Force …

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Katrina McFarland Retires as Army Acquisition Chief

Katrina McFarland has retired from her position as assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army after a nearly 30-year public sector career, the Army said Tuesday. McFarland oversaw research, development, procurement, life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems over the past nine months. “Katrina has done a …

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Transcom Chief Darren McDew: Future Threats Could Include ‘Near-Peer’ Nation

U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, chief of U.S. Transportation Command, has said future conflicts facing the military could include a “near-peer” nation that could match U.S. technology and capacity, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes McDew told a National Defense Transportation Association meeting a near-peer country could spur contested strategic communication lines and …

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Air Force to Reduce Non-Mission Related Training Courses

The U.S. Air Force plans to eliminate training courses it believes are not related to uniformed personnel primary missions in efforts to optimize capacities to accomplish core duties. The service branch said Monday a task force reviewed 42 training courses that are not part of an airman’s primary job and the Air Force looks …

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force Seeks 10-Month Timeframe for Sole-Source Contract Awards

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the U.S. Air Force‘s military deputy for acquisition, has set a goal for the service branch to award sole-source contracts within a timeframe of 10 months, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Scott Maucione writes Bunch said the Air Force currently monitors sole-source contracts worth $50 million to $500 million …

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