Tag Archives: U.S. Air Force

Scott Papineau: Air Force Rolls Out Wireless Net to Missile Alert Facilities

The U.S. Air Force‘s Global Strike Command has deployed a new wireless network system to several missile alert facilities across the intercontinental ballistic missile enterprise. Communications project officers and the 24th Air Force’s cyber experts collaborated to identify vulnerabilities of the network, the Air Force said Nov. 3 “Using the Wi-Fi access, the team tried to access the …

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Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch Nominated to DLA Director Role

Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, vice commander of the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, has been nominated to the role of Defense Logistics Agency director. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the nomination Wednesday and appointed Busch as lieutenant general. Busch previously served as commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center in Hill AFB, Utah. He …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Seek Focus on Defense Acquisition Efficiency

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have highlighted their focus on building efficiencies into the military’s procurement and operations to address challenges in budget and military readiness. Claudette Roulo of DoD News wrote Saturday that Kendall and James pointed to the elimination of red tape, bureaucracy and government waste as a priorities due to the …

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Report: John McCain-Led Group to Back A-10 Fleet Retention

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), potential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is leading a group of lawmakers that have pledged their support for the A-10 Warthog aircraft amid Defense Department plans to retire the fleet, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes that the Pentagon expects to save a total of $4.2 billion, such …

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Report: Air Force-Congress Talks Key on A-10 Retirement, F-35A Initial Operation Plans

Negotiations between the U.S. Air Force and Congress are focused on the branch’s plans to retire some A-10 planes and reassign maintenance personnel to prepare for the initial operational capability of the F-35A, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that a compromise would mean only three squadrons or 72 A-10 planes will face retirement instead …

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Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog: Air Force Eyes 2016 F-35 Operations Start Date

Lt. Gen. Stephen Hoog, assistant vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service is looking to start initial operations for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet in August 2016, Reuters reported Thursday. Hoog told a conference hosted by the Air Force Association that congressional moves against the A-10 aircraft retirement have …

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John Bedingfield: Hanscom AF Base Oversees Cyber System Updates

Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts is leading the service’s efforts to build on cyber tools and weapon systems as the military aims to combat continuously evolving cyber threats, the Air Force said Wednesday. Hanscom’s Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate manages the six designated cyber weapon systems. “As the life cycle manager, we are responsible …

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