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USAF Maj. David Allvin Assigned as Joint Staff Strategy, Plans, Policy Director

Maj. David Allvin, vice director for strategy, plans and policy for the joint staff, has been promoted to director of his unit. The U.S. Air Force serviceman will also serve as a senior member of the United Nations' Military Staff Committee, the Defense Department said Thursday.

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Maj. Gen. Sami Said Promoted to Lt. Gen.; Assigned as USAF Inspector General

Maj. Gen. Sami Said, deputy inspector general at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, has been named the service branch's new inspector general. The U.S. Air Force is also promoting Said to lieutenant general, with the Pentagon serving as his base of operations, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

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USAF Launches Third Military Bug Bounty Program

The U.S. Air Force has announced the third iteration of a program aiming to identify vulnerabilities within the military's cyber space. The Hack the Air Force 3.0 bug bounty program invites computer experts from 191 countries to examine USAF websites for weaknesses through Nov. 22, the branch said Monday.

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USAF Consolidates Contracting Systems Into Single Platform

A directorate within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is combining four legacy contract writing systems into a consolidated contract management platform. The new unified platform, named Contracting Information Technology, will service over 4,500 contracting users by December 2019, and is being implemented across the U.S. Air Force, the branch said Thursday.

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Arizona Policy Advisor Joseph Cuffari Nominated for DHS Inspector General Post

President Trump is nominating Joseph Cuffari, military and veterans affairs policy advisor to the governor of Arizona, to become inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security. The former airman held a number of active duty and leadership roles with the U.S. Air Force, a tenure totaling over 40 years, the White House said Thursday.

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National Center for Medical Readiness Supports Small Business Training, Testing

The National Center for Medical Readiness leverages U.S. Air Force small business support funds to train personnel and test technologies for use in national security missions. The Wright State Research Institute manages the Ohio-based center to provide small businesses with an environment for testing new technologies, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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Trump Discusses Defense Matters at Luke AFB

President Trump made a visit to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., on Friday to talk with officials about U.S. military technology and weapons, as well as the 56th Fighter Wing's training activities with the F-35 aircraft. Discussions revolved around the topics of cybersecurity, F-35 development, stealth technology, foreign military sales and other defense matters, the U.S. Air Force said Saturday.

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Joseph Gordon Named Director of USAF’s Expanded Technology Transfer Program

Joseph Gordon, former division chief of the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology Management Division, has been appointed to lead the branch's technology transfer program as director. In his new position, Gordon will work to expand the program's scope to include technology transition, in addition to transfer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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Former STRATCOM Executive Nina Armango Appointed as USAF Space Programs Director

Maj. Gen. Nina Armango, former director of plans and policy at U.S. Strategic Command, has been appointed to serve as director of space programs at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. She performs her new duties at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the Defense Department said Friday.

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Hill AFB Uses Tablets to Streamline F-35A Aircraft Maintenance

Hill Air Force Base is employing new handheld tablets for use with maintenance activities on F-35A aircraft. The tablets integrate with Portable Maintenance Aid laptops that connect with the aircraft's Autonomic Logistics Information System, a platform that monitors and records the F-35's status information, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.

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