Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

House’s Fiscal 2017 Intelligence Bill Includes Space Weather Program Mgmt Change Provision

A fiscal 2017 intelligence spending bill the House approved Thursday contains a provision that would transfer some of the U.S. Air Force‘s weather satellite missions to the National Reconnaissance Office, Space News reported Friday. Phillip Swarts writes the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would give NRO authority to procure military weather surveillance satellites and …

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Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville Named Air National Guard Deputy Director

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville, formerly defense attache to Turkey, has been appointed deputy director of the Air National Guard. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, announced Sasseville’s appointment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday. His 31-year career includes roles as commander of 113th at Joint Base …

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Air Force Pilots Start Integrated F-16, F-35 Training

The U.S. Air Force has started to facilitate integrated direct support practice sorties in Lockheed Martin-built F-35A and F-16 aircraft as a regular part of the training curriculum at Luke Air Force Base. The service branch said Tuesday 56th Fighter Wing pilots began to fly F-35A and F-16 aircraft in October as part of efforts to further …

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Michael Wynne: Analog Circuit Design Key to Cyber Defense

Michael Wynne, former U.S. Air Force secretary, has said the federal government should prioritize the shift from software patches to computational analog circuit design in order to defend computer networks from cyber threats. He wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that government officials should work to protect federal websites …

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Air Force Medical Service Continues EHR Development Work

The Air Force Medical Service is working to develop a new electronic health record that can offer soldiers real-time data to help deliver treatment to wounded personnel deployed in harsh or isolated environments. The U.S. Air Force said Wednesday the Theater Medical -Information Program – Air Force project management office helps …

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Air Force Seeks New Cyber & Acquisition Talent for Civilian Workforce

The U.S. Air Force looks to hire new employees with skills on technical aspects by the end of 2017 that include 1,400 cyber and 2,200 acquisition workers for the service branch’s civilian service. The service branch said Thursday it currently employs 27,000 acquisition and 9,500 cyber civilian employees around the world stationed at …

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