The Defense Department is requesting $705.4 billion in 2021 in a budget it says will focus on dominance across the air, sea, land, space and cyberspace by investing in joint programs that bring the domains together.
The Air Force saw 137 service members and civilians kill themselves last year.
DoD’s deputy chief information officer for information enterprise said working out the bugs in production is “just not how we’re wired” at the Pentagon, but in the case of AI is needed.
The Air Force needs to keep the Space Force in its organization while also letting it build its own culture.
Greg Garcia, the deputy CIO and chief data officer for the Army, and Eileen Vidrine, the Air Force’s CDO, are finding ways to increase the value of data that is leading to better decisions and cost savings.
The Advanced Battle Management System will conduct demonstrations every four months to test program connectivity.
The Air Force is using adaptive learning technology to train potential airmen faster.
Lauren Knausenberger, the chief transformation officer for the Air Force, said commercial network and cloud services will ensure the service stays modern, secure and can adapt to the ever-changing challenges.
Rebecca Weirick, the executive director of the Services Acquisition Office of in the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement, said category management helped the service save almost 10% on contracts that was put toward readiness and modernization in 2019.
The Air Force’s acquisition chief says the next frontier for bug bounties lies in the chips and embedded systems the Defense procurement process typically ignores.
The U.S. now has a Space Force. Assets are already moving over from the Air Force.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the 14th Air Force has officially been redesignated as Space Operations Command.
Long story short — the Air Force sought to acquire space launch services through an unusual contracting strategy of trying to award two compatible bids.
Maj. Gen. Cameron Holt, the deputy assistant secretary for contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, said 80% of companies who won contracts at Pitch Days were non-traditional contractors.