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F-35 training may be delayed over security warnings

The Air Force, Navy and Lockheed Martin are pushing for training to begin on the new F-35 Joint Fight Strike Fighter, despite recommendations to postpone training by 10 months.

Tags: F-35 , DoD Report , In Depth , Wired , contracting

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 06:06pm EDT

Air Force aims for one network by end of 2012

The Air Force intends to migrate most of its localized and non-standardized IT networks into a single system known as AFNET by the end of next year. The migration should enable enterprise services across the Air Force, but who will host and operate those services over the long term remains undecided.

Tags: DoD , technology , IT , AFNET , Army , enterprise email , data center consolidation , Nicholas Davenport , network consolidation , Jared Serbu

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:01am EDT

Air Force to consume not pay for the development of biofuels

The Air Force wants to fulfill half of its U.S.-based jet fuel needs with alternative fuels by 2016 and expects to be ready for that target ahead of time. But, with the view that it is a consumer, not a producer of energy, the service says it doesn't intend to play a direct role in helping to develop biofuel technologies.

Tags: DoD , Energy , alternative energy , green government , Kevin Geiss , Air Force Association , biofuels , industry , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:44am EDT

With DoD budget cuts, what's the future of the F-35?

Winslow Wheeler is the director at the Straus Military Reform Project for the Center for Defense Information.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information , DoD , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , Navy , Army , acquisition , contracting , budget , In Depth

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:21pm EDT

Sound off for first responders

The FCC makes way for the future of interoperability.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Interoperability Center , telecommunications , FCC

Friday - 01/29/2010, 04:46pm EST

A high-flying MASH

Air Force medevac teams recently got a helping hand from one of the nation's leading trauma surgeons. Doctor Thomas Scalea, who heads up the Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, recently boarded a C-17 Globemaster to see firsthand how medevac crews tend to wounded warriors in midflight. Its part of C-STARS, and effort to get civilian specialists to shape future training for military medical teams worldwide.

Tags: management , Armed Forces ,

Tuesday - 09/08/2009, 12:13pm EDT

The cloud in a steel shell

The U.S. Air Force has awarded IBM a contract to design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure capable of supporting defense and intelligence networks.

Tags: tech , contracting , security , cybersecurity , IBM , USAF , cloud computing , Robert Ames , IBM Federal

Monday - 02/08/2010, 10:40am EST

F-22 R.I.P.

The Senate voted to terminate further production of the Air Force's topline F-22 fighter jets Tuesday, giving President Barack Obama a major spending victory and siding with the Pentagon's desire for smaller jets better suited to 21st century wars. F-22 supporters complained the action would be a blow to long-term national defense - and cost thousands of jobs in the middle of the recession.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Senate , Obama , F-22

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 10:11am EDT

Cybersecurity for the 44th President

Harry Radugue, Principal Author
Cybersecurity for the 44th President Report
January 22, 2009

Tags: cybersecurity , DISA , Deloitte , federal IT , Harry Raduegue , Federal Security Spotlight

Thursday - 01/22/2009, 02:29pm EST
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