President Donald Trump announced plans to nominate Barbara Barrett, the former US ambassador to Finland, to be the next Air Force Secretary. Here, Barrett speaks at the Sandra Day O'Connor College for Law at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 17, 2017.
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Report: Special Operations Command Must Take Lead in Information WarfareA report released on the eve of this year’s biggest conference devoted to U.S. Special Operations Command said SOCOM needs to take the lead for the federal government when it comes to information warfare waged against peer adversaries.
National Defense MagazineAir Force Thunderbirds Co-Founder, Pilot Dies at 94Lt. Gen. Charles “Buck” Pattillo, a co-founder and one of the first pilots of the Air Force Thunderbirds, passed away on Monday. He was two-weeks shy of his 95th birthday.
Avgeekery.comHouse Appropriators Target Trump’s Nukes, INF Treaty Busting WeaponsWhile the Trump administration has made updating and upgrading America’s nuclear arsenal a priority, a pair of key House appropriations subcommittees are setting up a fight over funding for fiscal year 2020.
Defense News“You Have To Be Willing To Bleed A Little Bit”: Roper On Innovation“It’s like running through a briar patch naked,” Will Roper said of trying to bring start-up companies into the service’s contracting model to keep apace of commercial innovation. “You have to be willing to bleed a little bit,” Roper, the Air Force’s top acquisition official told me in an interview last Thursday, after watching 10 newborn companies pitch their products to Air Force officials and venture capitalists.
Breaking DefenseUniversity of Florida Set to Become Home for Air Force Research in Assured AutonomyThe Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of Florida launched a new university-led Center of Excellence for assured autonomy in contested environments, May 13-14, at a meeting in Gainesville, Florida.
USAF releaseAir Force Pilots are Finally Getting Collapsible Rifles to Defend Themselves if They Eject in Hostile TerritoryAfter decades with nothing but pistols to defend themselves with in the event of a successful ejection over enemy territory, Air Force pilots are officially rocking compact versions of a rifle that the U.S. military has used since Vietnam.
Task and PurposeSpaceX Files Bid Protest in Federal CourtSpaceX filed a bid protest in federal court against the government May 17, but most details about the protest, including the specific award being protested, remain undisclosed.
Space NewsMarine AV-8B Harrier Crashed in North Carolina, Fourth US. Military Aircraft Loss in May2018 was a terrible year for U.S. military aviation mishaps, but 2019 is now looking quite grim, as well.
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