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Air Force Develops Data Call List for Civil Engineers

U.S. Air Force

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) and the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) have partnered to create a data call list of deliverables that will guide base civil engineers in mapping projects and requirements. Each data call includes snapshots of timelines and a list of actions meant to help installations complete tasks within specific timeframes. 

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USAF Tests New Tactical Data Link for Air Operations; Lt. Col. Bradley Rueter Quoted

Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has conducted a test of a new tactical data link designed to boost situational awareness across airmen, C4ISRnet reported Thursday. USAF's Air Mobility Command delivered high bandwidth and accelerated data processing with the data link in a test that took place Sunday.

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Air Force Funds Research Efforts in Quantum Technologies

AFRL

Twenty-three small businesses received $5.25 million in contract funds from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to accelerate research efforts for quantum technologies through the first phase of the Small Business Technology Transfer program. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded 35 contracts worth $150,000 each during a two-day virtual quantum collider pitch event.

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KBR Wins $42.5M Task Order Under DoD IAC MAC to Advance Defense Training; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright

KBR has been awarded a $42.5 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee recompete task order under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Installation Contracting Center, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Joint INDOPACOM Exercise Last Year Used New Simulation Tech

INDOPACOM

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) used a modern simulation tool to administer a wargame exercise that took place in August 2019. USINDOPACOM leveraged the Standard Wargame Integration Facilitation Toolkit to conduct the Joint Forces Energy Wargame (JFEW) and perform associated analyses.

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AFLCMC Directorate Updates KC-135 Aircraft with Modernized Transponder Tech

KC-135 Aircraft

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's (AFLCMC) tanker directorate incorporated an updated transponder system designed to provide airspace visibility to air traffic control into the U.S. Air Force's KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out system works to broadcast the location and position of an aircraft in real-time to provide aircrews with situational awareness capacities on nearby air vehicles, USAF said Tuesday.

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USCYBERCOM Operations Director Maj. Gen. Charles Moore Named Command’s Deputy

Charles Moore

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles Moore, director of operations at U.S. Cyber Command, has been assigned to serve as USCYBERCOM's deputy commander. He will also receive a promotion to lieutenant-general as he remains at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland for his new assignment, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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