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Pentagon Increases Major Defense Procurement Cost Estimate to $2T

The Department of Defense’s cost estimates for the acquisition of major weapons platforms climbed from $1.92T in 2017 to $2T in 2018 covering 87 programs. According to the annual Selected Acquisition Reports, the total program costs for DoD rose by 4 percent to $624.1B driven by the F-35 program. The total acquisition cost of the program jumped by $15.3B in base year 2012 dollars.

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Air Force Sec. Matthew Donovan Visits Partner Facilities

Matthew Donovan, acting secretary at the U.S. Air Force, toured three facilities in Florida to showcase the service branch's communications, air and space investments. Donovan examined the Kennedy Space Center's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle processing facility and visited Northrop Grumman's design and development area for the B-21 Raider aircraft, the Air Force said Monday.

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Air Force Implementing Predictive Analytics to Cut Aircraft Maintenance Costs

The U.S. Air Force is rolling out a predictive maintenance capability that deploys data analytics to identify aircraft components that need repairs before a system failure occurs, Air Force Times reported Sunday. The service has already tested the CBM+ predictive analytics technique on its B-1B Lancer, KC-135R tanker and C-5M aircraft at 10 Air Force bases worldwide.

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USAF Tests Program to Train Airmen in Digital Fields

Air Education and Training Command has commenced beta testing of a program that aims to boost skills of airmen in digital technology. Project Nexus would task 18 airmen to study the topics of data science, software development or UI/UX design from July to November this year, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

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USCIS Launching System Modernization, Supply Chain Security Initiatives

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on modernizing its systems and fortifying software security at the supply chain level, Federal Times reported Friday. Adrian Monza, chief of the Department of Homeland Security component's cyber defense branch, told the publication that USCIS is launching “very significant” modernization efforts and that other agencies must be able to defend their networks against threats to financial databases.

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Gen. David Goldfein: Multidomain Ops Concept to Alter ‘Character of Modern Warfare’

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, said adopting a multi-domain operations approach that connects air, ground, maritime, space, information and cyber assets in an integrated system to detect and counter threats “will change the character of modern warfare,” the Air Force reported Thursday

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Air Force Revising Medical Treatment Model for Active, Non-Active Duty Airmen

The U.S. Air Force is reforming its health care model to establish separate treatment operations for active and non-active duty servicemen, Federal News Network reported Monday. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, surgeon general for the Air Force, told the publication that the new model for preventative and personalized health care is aimed at clearly defining responsibilities under the military branch’s missions for medical readiness.

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