Tech Savvy Terrorists

The core of ISIS operating in Iraq and Syria is “really opsec heavy,” using encryption and learning from past mistakes to try to keep their movements and motives secret, said Richard Ledgett, the deputy director of the National Security Agency....

White House Expands US Authority to Target Taliban

US troops now have broader authority to accompany Afghan troops in fights battling the resilient Taliban, and US aircraft have more flexibility to hit Taliban targets on the ground, Reuters reported. President Barack Obama approved the increased authority to try...

Lightning Strikes Again

Lightning likely caused an MQ-9A Reaper to crash in a remote part of Afghanistan in May 2015, Air Force Special Operations Command investigators found. The remotely piloted aircraft was assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon AFB, N.M.,...

The Artificial Intelligence Acquisition Helper

The Air Force expects its artificial intelligence acquisition helper, developed with the goal of getting more small businesses involved in military acquisition, to go beta by the end of the year and begin to broaden the number of companies participating...

The Pentagon’s New Hires for Innovation

The Pentagon is expanding its innovation effort by recruiting more Silicon Valley heads and former military commanders to push the Defense Department to become more tech friendly. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced he has recruited LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, former...

Don’t Hit Delete

An airman doesn’t need visible battle scars to be a wounded warrior. TSgt. Chris Rust said he deleted emails from his recovery care coordinators inviting him to Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) events after he had a stroke and...

Air Force IG Data Corrupted

Data related to USAF Inspector General investigations have been lost, the Air Force said Friday. The service discovered Monday the data stored in the IG’s Automated Case Tracking System database were corrupted, spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said in a statement. The...

The Flying Greek Dies at 96

Retired Col. Steve Pisanos, a World War II ace who was decorated by four nations, has died, his family confirmed through the San Diego Air and Space Museum on June 9. Pisanos was 96. Born in Athens, Greece, Pisanos [sometimes...