The airmen of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, England, have devised a new method to prepare and disseminate notices to airmen. The old process forced every flying squadron in the United Kingdom to work independently, duplicating work and leading to errors. Under the new approach, intelligence, airfield management, and current operations team to produce a database, from which data is automatically overlaid upon electronic maps. Officials say flight planning can be done in real-time and credit the Air Force’s Smart Operations 21 effort for giving birth to the initiative.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”