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NRO, NASA, Air Force Declare Open Competition for Space Launches

The National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and the U.S. Air Force are attempting to encourage more companies to seek contracts with new guideline for certifying commercial launch vehicles to send payloads into space and complete Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle missions, as reported by Signal Online. The guideline combines similar practices while …

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Top Air Force Official Urges Service to Embrace Social Media

A top Air Force official, who spoke at the recent AFCEA event, urged the service to embrace social networking communications. Brig. Gen. Bob Ranck, director of warfighter systems integration, Air Force CIO/A6, told FCW.com, that currently, the Air Force designs individual aircraft to communicate with individual aircraft and individual populations. …

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Air Force Starts Hiring Freeze

The Air Force started a 90-day hiring freeze for its civilian workforce effective Aug. 9, Air Force officials announced Friday. Air Force officials also announced plans to reduce both the temporary and term civilian workforces. The reductions will be accomplished through voluntary buyouts and voluntary retirements. “We will do our …

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Air Force CIO Sees Future in Smartphones

The U.S. Air Force chief information officer wants the service to use smartphones and mobile applications to begin laying the foundation for a 21st-century fighting force, according to a report on Nextgov. In echoes of the Army’s smartphone plans, the other military services are discovering that yes, there is even …

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Restricted BlackBerry Use for Airmen

Starting this month, Air Force officials won’t be able to use their BlackBerry devices to send text messages with photos or videos attached, or download new applications. These Department of Defense-directed changes will be overseen by security specialists in 24th Air Force, which is the operational warfighting organization responsible for defending …

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Continued Ban of Flash Media for US Army, Navy and Air Force

Despite a recent loosening of restrictions by the U.S. Strategic Command on the use of removable flash media, such as thumb drives, the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have continue to enforce their bans until policies and procedures for the devices have been developed. “The Department of Defense banned …

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Air Force Contracts with IBM

The U.S Air Force has contracted out IBM to create a cloud-computing platform. The cloud platform will be useful in helping to secure military and national security information and data. The contract is 10 months long and will include the Air Force’s nine command centers, 100 military bases, and a …

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