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  • Secretary of the Air Force urges innovation in software acquisition model

    The process used by the Air Force to acquire software is archaic and needs to modernize now if the service is to win in a peer-to-peer conflict, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. The secretary made those observations and gave a glimpse into the future of software acquisition during her keynote presentation Aug. 27 at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • SecAF visits Ellsworth AFB

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited Ellsworth Air Force Base, June 25, 2018. During her visit, Wilson met with Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing while touring the new 28th Security Force’s Little Defender’s Den and state-of-the-art Cold Spray station inside the 28th Maintenance Squadron. “I really enjoyed spending time with Airmen,”
  • Contracting Airman develops program, joins Kessel Run

    In today’s war fighting efforts, innovation is a key component when it boils down to who comes out on top. That is why ground-breaking and out-of-the-box thinking is promoted and needed from all levels of personnel. Airman 1st Class Maxwell Lehmann, 2nd Contracting Squadron specialist, has been a proven example of utilizing his personal innovative mindset to help improve processes, and programs. He recently developed a multifaceted accountability program, AmnManager, which is currently being beta-tested at the 344th Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
  • NATO focuses on big data and artificial intelligence

    Members of the scientific and military communities from approximately 20 NATO countries came together to discuss leading developments in big data and artificial intelligence (AI) at the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s specialists meeting, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Military Decision Making, from May 30 – June 01, 2018 in Bordeaux, France. Deputy Asst. Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Roberto Guerrero, led the senior leader panel on June 01. Mr. Guerrero spoke of the importance of data collection and analysis for decision-making, while emphasizing the challenge his office faces in obtaining sufficient and accurate aviation fuel use and other operational data.
  • AFCEC team earns DoD environmental restoration award

    An aggressive commitment to innovative, green and sustainable remediation techniques at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, earned an Air Force Civil Engineer Center team top honors in the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program recently.
  • Message at Air Warfare Symposium 2018: Innovation critical to lethality and readiness

    Senior leaders from across the Air Force, and defense and technology industries gathered in Orlando for the 2018 Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium February 22-23 to discuss the central theme: “Innovation: The Warfighter’s Edge.” Air Force Operational Energy has been an early adapter of this mentality and is already working hard to pioneer DoD energy optimization strategies through technology, data, and innovative ideas.
  • Arden G. Hill Memorial Library – much more than books

    The sky’s the limit on information when visiting the Arden G. Hill Memorial Library at Malmstrom. Linda “Dixie” Paronto, 341st Force Support Squadron base librarian, describes it as “much more than a library.” In talking to Paronto, she paints the picture that it’s more of a futuristic spaceship with any kind of information easily available: 3-D
  • Missile Security Forces modify field deployment, increasing lethality and readiness

    Twentieth Air Force’s three missile wings restructured their security forces groups on Oct. 6, and implemented the Missile Security Operating Concept, significantly changing missile field security operations and addressing areas for improvement in defender culture.  "We're delivering a combat deployment mindset by applying 15 years' worth of best
  • An integrated force

    The man stopped in the narrow hallway, his eyes turning to rows of glossy portraits hanging symmetrically on the wall. “He was my first wing commander,” the man said.  It was 1986 when a young, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Anthony Cotton first laid eyes on the main gate at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; with the words, “only the best come north,”
  • Experts and Leaders: AFGSC A9 and the business of professional development

    Air Force Global Strike Command’s Innovation, Analyses and Leadership Development (otherwise known as A9) shoulders the responsibility of keeping AFGSC on the leading edge of deterrence by honing and sharpening the skills of “Strikers” who provide assurance and deterrence for the nation and its allies the world over.
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