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Gen. Mark Kelly on Next Generation Air Dominance Program

Gen. Mark Kelly

Gen. Mark Kelly, head of Air Combat Command (ACC), said he is confident about the capability of the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) aircraft program but he is unsure whether the country has the focus to deploy NGAD in time to counter potential adversaries. Kelly described the NGAD program a “keen capability” and stressed the need of the country and joint force for leading-edge technology to ensure air superiority.

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Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost: Air Mobility Command Eyes Conditions-Based Approach for KC-46 Operational Use

Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost

Gen, Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander of Air Mobility Command (AMC), said AMC plans to adopt a conditions-based approach to increase operational use of the KC-46 Pegasus tanker manufactured by Boeing as the aircraft program reaches for full operational capability. Van Ovost said the command intends to certify mission sets on an incremental basis to increase tanker capacity to support Joint Force operational taskings.

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Pentagon Lays Out Framework for Addressing Small UAS With New Strategy

Drone Traffic Management

The Department of Defense (DoD) has released a new strategy to establish a framework for addressing and countering small unmanned aircraft systems. The DOD Counter-sUAS Strategy calls for department stakeholders to work together to meet three strategic objectives and one of those is the need to improve the Joint Force through collaboration and innovation to protect defense personnel, facilities and assets in the U.S., host countries and contingency locations.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Fantini, Lt. Col. Jake Sotiriadis: US Military Needs to Address ‘Digital Connection Deficit’

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Maj. Gen. Michael Fantini and Lt. Col. Jake Sotiriadis of the U.S. Air Force wrote in a commentary piece published Monday on Defense News that the U.S. military should address its “digital connection deficit” to achieve the decision advantage needed to win against potential adversaries.

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Joint Chiefs Nominee Gen. Mark Milley: DoD Needs to Strengthen Information Warfare, Cyber Capabilities

Army Gen. Mark Milley, the White House’s nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Department of Defense should improve its information warfare, cyber and electronic warfare capabilities to counter threats posed by Russia, China and other competitors, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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New White House Directive Calling for DoD to Form Space Force

President Trump signed a new directive to establish the new U.S. Space Force as the sixth military branch within the Department of the Air Force. The fourth space policy directive published Tuesday says the secretary of the Department of Defense should submit to the Office of Management and Budget a legislative proposal creating the Space Force.

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Pentagon Launches New Cyber Strategy

The Defense Department has released a new strategy that lays out its action plans to counter cybersecurity threats posed by Russia, China and other strategic competitors. A summary of DoD’s cyber strategy issued Tuesday states DoD’s cyber space goals such as the need to build up the joint force’s capability to carry out cyber operations that enhance the country’s military advantage; defend U.S. critical infrastructure from malicious threats; and secure the Pentagon’s information systems from cyber vulnerabilities.

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