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US government must “wake up now” to artificial intelligence threat from China, says former Air Force software chief

China has made advancements in hypersonic missiles with nuclear capabilities. The outcomes of the tests raise questions about how far China has modernized its military and if the United States has fallen far behind. Nicolas Chaillan, former chief software officer for the United States Air Force, says the U.S. government is lagging behind the Chinese […]

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Air Force renovating office space for hybrid work environment initiative

The Air Force’s Installation and Mission Support Center has an initiative called the Office of the Future. Its goal is to combine the benefits of telework with the benefits of collaboration. Col. Kevin Mantovani (USAF), vice commander of the Installation & Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, said his team redesigned […]

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Space Force must build culture of risk tolerance to support acquisition, former Air Force secretary says

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall plans to move the Space Acquisition Directorate into the Space Acquisition and Integration Office. That merger, effective immediately, could accelerate the pace of fielding new capabilities. Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the Air Force, said the merger is “a good move” and that the Space Force should also focus […]

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Congress must focus on missions before systems, says former Air Force vice chief of staff

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown is sounding an alarm about modernizing his service. Brown and the Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth told the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee they need more latitude to get rid of programs the force no longer needs. Larry Spencer (Ret.), USAF, 37th Vice Chief of Staff […]

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Former Air Force secretary suggests developing new framework to measure readiness

Frank Kendall is the new nominee for Secretary of the Air Force. He served as Pentagon Acquisition Chief during the Obama administration. Deborah Lee James, Former Secretary of the Air Force, said the new Air Force secretary should work with the chiefs to create a new framework to improve upon current readiness metrics. James said […]

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Mission enablers drive insight from data to accelerate change in the Air Force

The Air Force has a monthly cycle of training now to certify its own public sector data governance professionals. The Air Force has been training airmen, guardsmen, Air National Guardsmen and even Navy sailors since last fall. Eileen Vidrine, Chief Data Officer at the Air Force, described the demand for data in the Air Force […]

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