A former operations officer and F-16 instructor pilot for the Air Force’s air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, has been selected as the next commander of the 36th Wing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
With just a week before the first scheduled launch in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s responsive launch competition, the agency is tweaking the rules to allow the sole remaining company to perform both launches from the same spaceport.
The Defense Department will soon adopt a detailed set of rules to govern how it develops and uses artificial intelligence, officials familiar with the matter told Defense One. A draft of the rules was released by the Defense Innovation Board, or DIB, in October as “Recommendations on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence.” Sources indicated that the Department’s policy will follow the draft closely.
DARPA’s Blackjack program is slated to get $75 million in 2021 to demonstrate the viability of small satellite constellations in Low Earth Orbit for a variety of military missions, up $25 million from the $50 million allocated by Congress last year.
The Air Force is implementing a pathfinder program to give students another opportunity to pass the Security+ exam and follow their initial cybersecurity Air Force Specialty Code. The Security+ certification can be acquired through passing the Security+ exam and is necessary to validate that an individual possesses the necessary skills to perform in an information technology security-based career. The exam is known to be complex and difficult and many Airmen fail and lose their designated career field.
Air and space are critical domains for our national security, yet our nation has consistently failed to invest sufficiently in these requirements. As a result, today’s U.S. Air Force is older and smaller than at any time in its history, even as it begins to birth the new U.S. Space Force with massive funding needs of its own.
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted a precision airstrike targeting al-Shabab terrorists in the vicinity of Wadajir, Somalia, Feb. 19.
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