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Air National Guard Group to Foster Innovation in New AFWERX Program

The 152nd Airlift Wing within Air National Guard has established a "spark cell" innovation program that aims to foster creative innovation across force members. The Silver State Spark cell would allow airmen to explore and plan innovation projects for a maximum of five days during technician and training periods, the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

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USAF Squadron Performs Live Mission With New Control Tech

The U.S. Air Force's 752nd Operations Support Squadron has conducted the unit's initial live mission with a new ground-based weapons system. The squadron used the AN/TYQ-23A Tactical Air Operations Module from Tinker Air Force Base to command and control aircraft across the U.S., USAF said Sunday.

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USAF Awards IndraSoft, Yakshna Solutions Spot on $13.4 B IT IDIQ Contract; Neeraja Lingam, Srividhya Chakravarthi Quoted

1CyberForce, a joint venture of IndraSoft and Yakshna Solutions (YSI), has been awarded one of twenty spots on the potential ten-year $13.4 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ)  Small Business Enterprise Applications Solutions (SBEAS) contract, the companies announced on Thursday.

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USAF Selects DISA-Made System to Consolidate, Manage Maintenance Information

The U.S. Air Force is working to remove redundant information technology systems and consolidate maintenance data into a single platform. The Core Automated Maintenance System for Mobility will be USAF's new maintenance information system and will replace three separate platforms, the Defense Information Systems Agency said Monday.

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Dunford: Military Should Put Capabilities Over Force Expansion

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S. military should prioritize new capabilities over additional forces to maintain dominance amid modernization of adversaries, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. He said defense officials should avoid over expanding forces, which could affect how the military acquires high-tech capabilities. 

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Air Force to Issue New Contract to Expand F-35 Fleet

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, announced the Air Force plans to award a new contract in June or July to procure additional F-35 fighter jets, Breaking Defense reported Friday. The service would enter into a Lot 12 deal to buy F-35A aircraft worth $89 million each. But Lord noted the price may go down for the next Low Rate of Initial Production lot.

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