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USAF Squadron Licenses Software Vulnerability Detection Code to 2 Companies; Rebecca Lively Quoted

NICS CRADA

The U.S. Air Force's 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron agreed to license a source code for malicious file detection and form a collaborative research partnership with two unnamed companies to further develop the tool. Cooperative research and development agreements signed by the military branch will allow industry partners to update and commercialize Whiddler software, which 90 COS personnel created to determine the probability of a signature-less file being a malicious item.

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GAO: DOD Must Reduce F-35 Costs to Achieve Affordability, Better Readiness Rates

F-35 Aircraft

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in an assessment that the Department of Defense (DOD) has improved the readiness rates of F-35 aircraft but still has more work and cost reduction to meet warfighter requirements. GAO said Wednesday that it discovered that the U.S. F-35 fleet exhibited a mission-capable rate growth from 59 to 69 percent between fiscal years 2019 and 2020, a result that still falls below the military's objectives.

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USAF Col. Jeffrey Phillips Adopts New Leadership Approach With Expanded Responsibility

Col. Jeffrey Phillips

Col. Jeffrey Phillips, commander of the U.S. Air Force's 67th Cyberspace Wing, said he has created a task force that not only trains and equips teams but also operationally leads them. This approach, used by Task Force Mustang, provides the commander a wider scope of oversight, which now includes assigning the right teams for missions.

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ASRC Federal Awarded $83M USSF Contract For Space Operation Services; CEO Jennifer Felix Quoted

Jennifer Felix

ASRC Federal System Solutions announced Wednesday that the company secured an estimated $83 million U.S. Space Force (USSF) contract to support the Space Operations Command's Wing Information & Communications Support (WICS II) contract. The contract will run for seven years and requires ASRC Federal to deliver space operations, maintenance and logistics services for the recently activated Delta 6 and Delta 8 organizations.

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Air Combat Command Stands up New Spectrum Warfare Team; Maj. Gen. Case Cunningham Quoted

Spectrum Warfare

Air Combat Command (ACC) has activated a new unit that will focus on efforts to boost the U.S. military's advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum. ACC's new 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing (SWW) stood up last Friday to deliver technologies that bolster the U.S. forces' competitive edge in electronic warfare. 

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USAF, Navy Test New Approach for Airborne PNT Tech; Maj. Andy Cottle Quoted

AgilePod Sensor Pod

The U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy jointly demonstrated a new concept with airborne positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies in Centennial, Colorado. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) worked with the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office to test a mix of PNT technologies in an Agilepod sensor pod across six sorties. 

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Akima Named To Bloomberg Government’s BGOV200 List; CEO Bill Monet Quoted

Bill Monet

Akima announced on Tuesday that the company has been named number 63 out of 200 federal contractors on Bloomberg Government's tenth annual BGOV200 list. According to the fiscal year 2020 data for unclassified, prime contracts awarded across all U.S. federal government agencies, Akima has $1.1 billion in prime federal contracts. 

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AFRL Completes Service Life of Science Experiment Spacecraft; Michael Starks Quoted

DSX Satellite Mission

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has concluded operations of a nearly two-year-old spacecraft designed to serve as a testbed for various science experiments. The Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft ended its service life on May 31st after 706 days of activities on orbit. 

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BAE Systems Secures Potential $104.8M Navy Contract For USS San Diego Modernization

BAE Systems

BAE Systems announced on Monday that the company secured a $90.2 million U.S. Navy contract for the maintenance and modernization of the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22). USS San Diego was commissioned in May 2012 and is the fourth Navy vessel named after the southern California city. 

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Air Force Materiel Command Establishes Digital Transformation Office

AFMC

Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) has created its own office that would help both the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Air Force pursue digital transformation. AFMC said Tuesday that its new Digital Transformation Office (DTO) will manage digital transformation across the USAF-USSF enterprise and establish a structure for digital governance.

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