The U.S. Air Force awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) a $137.8 million contract last week to provide support for the special warfare acquisition growth and refresh, Guardian Angel operations, and tactical air control party modernization programs.
U.S. Air Force Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lauren Knausenberger detailed her team’s efforts on the zero trust security migration during a Billington Cybersecurity webinar this week, and said that move to new security paradigm has generated traction and “unity of effort unlike I have seen in my tenure.”
The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is calling for new quantum information science (QIS) solutions – including advanced algorithm designs and quantum networking – under a broad agency announcement (BAA) unveiled last week.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having subsided to an ominous simmer, the U.S. Air Force is finding that hybrid work policies are proving their value, and sometimes grade out as more effective than the pre-pandemic traditional work model.
As Lt. Col. Max Reele, material leader at the U.S. Air Force’s Kessel Run agile software development unit, readies for a possible departure in the next two months, he said this week that he wants to leave the organization in a “really healthy place.”
U.S. Air Force Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lauren Knausenberger is stepping down from her post in June, an Air Force spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk today.
The Space Development Agency (SDA) is seeking an industry partner to develop, implement, and sustain a Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3) application factory, according to a solicitation released on Feb. 14.
Harness, a San Francisco-based provider of software delivery platforms, said last week that several of its product modules have been accepted into Platform One, which the U.S. Air Force operates as its DevSecOps platform.
The Department of the Air Force is focusing its modernization efforts on functional analysis, the agency’s chief information officer (CIO) said today, as a way to help accelerate legacy mission system migrations to the cloud.
The U.S. Air Force Space Command has released the final solicitation for a new multiple-award contract to acquire cloud-based data software services.
While the U.S. Air Force has taken positive steps to develop the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), it has yet to deliver or identify any capabilities of the system, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Eileen Vidrine is returning to the Department of the Air Force (DAF) later this month to serve as the service branch’s chief data and artificial intelligence officer (CDAO).
Kessel Run, a team within the Air Force that operates a scalable software factory, has unveiled its new plan to obtain commercially curated DevSecOps capabilities through September of 2027.
As foreign adversaries begin to close the gap in the cyberspace race with the United States, the chief information officer (CIO) at the Air Force explained that the nation needs to be prepared for information to be front and center on the battlefield during any future war.
On a modern battlefield, the side that can respond the fastest to changing information gains decisive advantage, and edge technology is proving to be the enabler of that crucial advantage, a senior U.S. Air Force tech leader said today at the Red Hat Government Symposium in Washington, D.C.
Two Defense Department (DoD) organizations are partnering to improve global weather sensing applications by contracting for industry development of ground, air, and space-based technologies, according to a press release from Oct. 26.
The United States Air Force is moving to shore up its end-user technology support functions following emergence of a “fix our computers” campaign that went viral earlier this year on Twitter and asserted that the Defense Department (DoD) was losing hundreds of thousands of employee hours annually due to computers that don’t work right.
The U.S. Air Force has released its final solicitation for a $5.3 billion contract vehicle that will aid warfighters in supporting and enabling the Defense Department’s entire cyber framework.
The United States Air Force (USAF) has released a draft version of its Chief Information Officer (CIO) Public Strategy that outlines the service branch’s IT priorities through fiscal years 2023 to 2028.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking to spend close to $100 million for new machine learning and high-performance computing capabilities to help improve the military’s awareness of potential threats in the space domain, according to a broad agency announcement (BAA) updated on Aug. 11.
The United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded 27 companies – both small and large firms – spots on an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple-award contract worth up to $950 million in support of the Air Force’s role in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) battlefield strategy.
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the Department of Defense (DoD) are planning to create a university affiliated research center (UARC) – which will be DoD’s 15th UARC effort but its first associated with an historically Black college or university (HBCU), and also the first UARC for the U.S. Air Force.
The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the Biden Administration’s nomination of Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy to lead the 16th Air Force, which is based in Texas and is responsible for information warfare operations including cyber operations.
As Federal agencies are looking to modernize and undergo enterprise-wide digital transformations, leaders at the Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are pointing to changing organizational culture and “having the right conversation” first.
Open source software could be the key to modernizing and updating the Department of Defense’s (DoD) weapons and communications systems with software patches and updates, according to U.S. Air Force CIO Lauren Knausenberger.
The United States Air Force (USAF) has named Melissa DeLuca as chief of contracts at the Kessel Run detachment – the USAF software development and acquisition factory.
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has been deploying a modernized financial system since 2005, but the service branch has yet to create a migration plan to guide transition from the legacy system to the more modern one, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report.
Data and data information has become crucial for operational and warfighting needs in the 21st century. Therefore, in his new position as the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for the U.S. Air Force, Brigadier General John M. Olson, plans to leverage edge computing and advanced technologies to understand and drive data for mission needs.
The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) said in a recent posting on SAM.gov that it wants industry to submit research white papers that drive toward the goal of using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to help the service branch cut down on tasking order planning cycles.
In November, Aaron Bishop was elevated to the position of chief information security officer (CISO) for the Department of the Air Force, taking over for Wanda Jones-Heath, who now serves as the Air Force’s principal cyber advisor.