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Col. Andrew Toth: AF Pilots Giving F-35 Positive Feedback

U.S. Air Force pilots and maintainers stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida are giving good feedback on the stability and performance of the Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jet, Flightglobal reports. Col. Andrew Toth, commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, told the website pilots are reporting few issues with …

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Northcom Aids DoD, FEMA During Hurricane Sandy Operations

The U.S. Northern Command is working with the Defense Department to conduct emergency response operations due to Hurricane Sandy. Dod announced that Northcom is coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in regions 1, 2 and 3 and sending further support from regions 4, 7, and 9. Northcocm identified and …

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Profile: Mark Borkowski, CBP OTIA Asst Commissioner

Mark Borkowski is assistant commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection agency’s office of technology innovation and acquisition, overseeing the agency’s initiatives to align technology with missions. He is also responsible for acquisition and program management within the organization. As CBP’s component acquisition executive, he evaluates whether acquisitions support a …

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Report: Frank Kendall Memo Seeks Industry Help in Shaping Post-F35 Era

Defense Acquisition Undersecretary Frank Kendall sent a memo to industry seeking ideas on how to prepare for the next era of military aviation after the retirement of both the F-35 and F-22 fighters, Bloomberg reports. According to Tony Capaccio’s report, Kendall said the concept definition initiative, a Defense Advanced Research …

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Report: Navy Acquisition Lead Sean Stackley to Head F-35 Procurement

Sean Stackley, the Navy‘s acquisition chief, will succeed Air Force Secretary Michael Donley as the government’s senior acquisition executive on the F-35 program, Reuters reports. Andrea Shalal-Esa reports this move will happen when Air Force Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, currently deputy F-35 program manager, succeeds Navy Vice Adm. David Venlet …

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Rear Adm. Randolph Mahr Named F-35 Program Deputy Director

Navy Rear Adm. Randolph Mahr has been appointed deputy director of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, within the office of the defense under secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics. A Monday Defense Department release said he currently serves as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center‘s aircraft division and …

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