Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. “Seve” Wilson says teleworking may be here to stay for a large portion of the Air Force population, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass said the service is looking at new ways to track experience when it comes to promotion … and more. Air Force Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tobias Naegele and News Editor Amy McCullough highlight the key takeaways from AFA’s virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference.
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Defense Intelligence Agency’s chief on Sept. 16 hinted that the public doesn’t yet know just what the military knew about the coronavirus.
The U.S. Air Force’s fresh intelligence and cyber entity at the Pentagon is adding electronic warfare to its profile, continuing to build out a more robust information warfare portfolio. In 2019, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance added in cyber effects operations when creating the A2/6. Its leader, Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien, said Sept. 15 that while cyber and ISR are the primary focus, there are other capabilities that must converge to deliver effects in the information environment.
The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement may be grounded until at least February, according to a new timeline agreed to by the government and Amazon Web Services.
Pacific theater Air Force commander Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach said one of the items on his wish list are low-orbiting surveillance satellites to help track targets on the ground, at sea, and in the air. “Yes, I am absolutely in favor of more space-based ISR,” said Wilsbach, the commander of Pacific Air Forces at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. ISR is the military abbreviation for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Jeff Cole, Hidden Level's CEO, said that "providing scalable solutions to low altitude airspace security remains an issue in defense and commercial spaces. Our mission is to deliver innovative solutions to help our customers keep the public safe and advance airspace safety within defense and civil arenas alike. Working with Lockheed Martin, who understands the value of our technology, is important."
The former civilian head of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency sexually harassed two women in his office for seven years, subjecting one woman to unwanted attention and photographing her buttocks and massaging another woman during a "mentoring" session, according to a Pentagon Inspector General's report released Sept. 16.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has committed to scheduling a vote before the end of the congressional session on the I Am Vanessa Guillen Act—a bill that would revamp the military’s system for reporting and investigating military sexual harassment and assault. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), introduced the legislation Wednesday, along with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and 71 other cosponsors.
The head of U.S. Pacific Air Forces said he has seen some strange things in the air, but he’s not sure if aliens have ever visited Earth.
While Presidents Roosevelt and Truman had used aircraft to transport them worldwide, the first Air Force One did not exist until Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House.