Now you can view video and transcripts from the Air Force Association’s virtual Air, Space & Cyber Conference, including a keynote from Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, and panels on information warfare and joint all-domain command and control. More videos will be added daily.
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Joint Acquisition Task Force the Pentagon set up to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away, even when the pandemic finally does. Defense officials have decided to turn it into a permanent assisted acquisition organization to help other federal agencies deal with complex procurement problems.
Six rockets landed near Erbil International Airport in the semiautonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq on Sept. 30, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government. A US defense official with direct knowledge of the latest reports told CNN initial indicators are that three rockets struck a base where U.S. troops are located, with additional rockets hitting outside the base. There are no reports of U.S. injuries or damage so far.
After months of delays from a still-unfinished court battle, the long-awaited JEDI cloud contract will be neither irrelevant nor overtaken by events when it finally arrives, Pentagon Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy said Sept. 30. In fact, Deasy told the Defense Writers Group, while JEDI itself is in legal limbo, the Defense Department is doing all it legally can to lay the groundwork for a swift adoption as soon as the judge permits.
Erica Vega, a spokeswoman for U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, confirmed the emergency in a Sept. 29 email. The bomber—one of six B-52s from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., that traveled to England in August—landed safely at RAF Fairford, U.K. without the crew suffering any injuries.
U.S. forces are redefining joint operations to be more tightly integrated. Joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) accelerates the speed and complexity of warfare by tying forces together across the air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains. For the latest on what this means to operators and the industry, check out our JADC2 landing page.
Senior Airman Jason Khai Phan, the 26-year-old Anaheim, Calif., man who died Sept. 12 in Kuwait, was laid to rest during a service on Sept. 29 at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.
Despite numerous obstacles, the Veterans Affairs Department expects to be ready for the Oct. 24 deployment date of its new electronic health records system.
The National Defense Industrial Association said retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro will become chair of its board, effectively immediately.
The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program—created specifically for the federal family—offers active duty and retired members of the uniformed services the opportunity to help take control of their future long term care needs with long term care insurance. Designed to be both comprehensive and flexible, the plan provides insurance coverage for qualified long term care services, including the type of care you may receive and where you receive it.
“The first step is deciding what the United States wants its military to do,” write Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, Mackenzie Eaglen, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Roger Zakheim, director of the Reagan Institute.
Yes, US RC-135s Have Used Bogus Hex Codes to Transmit a False Identity. But It’s Not to Fool China or Other Enemies.
The U.S. Air Force intelligence aircraft have been using fake Mode-S codes, but this doesn’t give any real operational advantage. It just fuels some crazy conspiracy theory.