The Air Force is seeking industry input on a Cyber Control System that would provide automatic alerts to Air Force Cyber (AFCYBER) operators if an adversary nation launches an attack on the US military information infrastructure. The system also would initiate, within “a matter of milliseconds,” an “emergency network triage,” following “pre-defined rules of engagement.” The Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., last week issued a request for information to seek industry approaches for this new cyber effort and plans to host an industry day on Jan. 29. The service has “identified” $7 million in Fiscal 2008 dollars and $20 million in 2009 toward an “incremental CCS implementation.”
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.