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James McLaughlin: Air Force Eyes ‘Proactive Stance’ in Cybersecurity

Maj. Gen. James McLaughlin, formerly 24th Air Force commander, credited the soldiers under his command for their work to bolster the service’s cyber defense in his farewell address to the organization. McLaughlin said at the Aug. 5 ceremony that soldiers have taken steps to defend the digital landscape, operate the Air Force Information Network, protect …

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Frank Kendall: International Clients Still Look to U.S. Defense Industry

The U.S. defense industry and Defense Department are shifting their focus toward pursuing business with international customers amid declining budgets and weak domestic demand, Defense News reported Saturday. Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics, said global clients remain dependent on the U.S. to produce defense products for …

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Air Force Seeks Contractors for Sensor Tech Research Program

The Department of the Air Force is seeking vendors to perform research and development on sensing and sensor exploitation technologies up to $22 million in funding. The Air Force Materiel Command issued a pre-solicitation on Monday for the Sensing and Information Research Center for Understanding Systems program. Potential contractor will conduct …

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Air Force Wants Open Tech for Ballistic Missile System Modernization

The U.S. Air Force is seeking open technologies to replace the service’s ageing intercontinental ballistic missile systems, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Joey Cheng writes the Air Force issued a broad agency announcement in search for ground-based strategic deterrence technologies to upgrade its ICBM weapon system based on Minuteman III specifications. …

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Maj. Gen. William Bender Appointed to Air Force CIO Role

Air Force Maj. Gen. William Bender, deputy chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, has been appointed to the roles of information dominance chief and chief information officer. President Barack Obama has also recommended that Bender be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Bender has …

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