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Alion Wins $89M USAF Task Order to Support Warfighting Integration Capability; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a five-year, $89 million task order to provide advanced analysis and engineering, as well as research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) with technology insertion for the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC). Alion will provide RDT&E of emerging technologies, examine cross-domain and multi-domain techniques and develop innovative technical solutions

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Boeing Starts Production of T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Trainer; Shelley Lavender Quoted

Shelley Lavender

Boeing has initiated production of the first U.S. portion of the T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer, the company reported on Tuesday. “The future of air dominance lies in the ability to move quickly, take smart risks and partner in new ways to get the job done,” said Shelley Lavender, Boeing senior vice president of Strike, Surveillance and Mobility.

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USAF’s Operation Flamethrower to Abandon Outdated Legacy Networks

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force’s Operation Flamethrower will work to get rid of outdated IT policies that challenge network modernization. The initiative has worked to modernize IT policy, and will shift its force to discard policies burdens the Air Force’s move to an enterprise IT-as-a-service model. “Operation Flamethrower is all about creating offsets,” said Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege.

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USAF Gen. Charles Brown: Military Now Thinking About Standards for Joint Information Operations

Gen. Charles Brown

Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, said the Joint Chiefs of Staff is creating digital architecture standards as the Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to implement an integrated system of sensors in the battlefield. The standards in development would guide how data can rapidly move back and forth as needed, he said.

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U.S. Space Force to Add Cyber Professionals to Defend Assets; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force will begin onboarding cyber professionals from the U.S. Air Force into its ranks to protect sensitive systems and missions. The added personnel will work to defend installations, including ground terminals and space assets, such as satellites. Raymond said about 1,300 enlisted Air Force and officers will be transferred by the end of the month. 

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Alion to Participate in USAF AFWERX Reimagining Energy for the DoD Challenge

Alion Science and

Alion Science and Technology will be a participant in the U.S. Air Force AFWERX Reimagining Energy for the Department of Defense (DoD) Challenge. "Alion is honored to be included in this showcase and excited to be able to demonstrate our technology and solutions to support such an important global DoD energy effort," said John Eubank, Alion's director of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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USAF to Launch Contest for Robotic Process Automation Systems

U.S. Air Force

Two directorates within the U.S. Air Force (USAF) are preparing to launch a new event that will challenge procurement officers to deliver an automated workload reduction system. USAF said Friday its Digital Directorate and Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate will host the competition titled the “Building Digital Wingman Challenge" on March 15.

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USAF Adds Lockheed Martin to Platform One DevSecOps Software Program; Nic Chaillan Quoted

Nic Chaillan

The U.S. Air Force has added Lockheed Martin to Platform One, a software development program that works to develop and deliver new software applications for defense missions. “It’s clear from their actions that Lockheed Martin is embracing DevSecOps and is committed to advancing Platform One capabilities,” said Nic Chaillan, the Air Force’s chief software officer

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CACI Reports Q2 FY21 Results; John Mengucci Quoted

John Mengucci

CACI International has reported the financial results for the company’s second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020. CACI’s Revenue in Q2 FY21 increased 5.2 percent year-over-year as reported and 4.3 percent organically. “We delivered solid organic growth, and our focus on delivery and operational excellence again drove strong profitability and robust cash flow,” John Mengucci, CACI’s president and CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient said. 

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Air Force’s Jazmin Furtado, Chris Dylewski on Moving Beyond Service-Wide AI Innovation

F-16 Fighter Jet

U.S. Air Force officials Capt. Jazmin Furtado and Capt. Chris Dylewski have said the service branch must position itself to address emerging artificial intelligence threats to avoid lagging behind in the global competitive landscape. Furtado and Dylewski’s comments come after the Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency completed the AlphaDogfight trials which assessed the performance of AI-enabled fighter aircraft.

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