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Roper Unveils PEO For Next Gen Digital Planes; Critics Grumble

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The new Advanced Aircraft PEO will “transform the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program into the Air Force’s Digital Century Series initiative.”

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60 Days To Build Cloud; Underpins AI Push: Roper

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


AFA 2019: Multi Domain Operations are all about the “connective tissue,” as the Air Force rushes to test and field its building blocks, says Air Force acquisition czar Will Roper. Even after a full day of interviews and meetings, Roper’s enthusiasm for transforming the Air Force into a “software company” remains undimmed, as you can… Keep reading →

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Roper: Self-Flying Cars For Air Force Special Ops!?

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“We’ve been socializing the idea both over at the White House and inside the Department,” Air Force acquisition czar Will Roper said about his push for a new initiative to explore “self-flying cars.”

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Joint AI Chief: Start With 50% Solutions ASAP

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The military will use Silicon Valley’s approach to quickly field imperfect products, then rapidly improve them based on user feedback.

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Tell Joint AI Center Your Cyber Defense Idea — In 99 Words Or Less

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


And make it snappy: The deadline is July 26th.

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Fail Fast, Not Twice: DoD’s Push For Agile Software Development

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


A Pentagon task force is reviewing over a hundred tools and services to speed up software acquisition.

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What Northrop’s $54M Unified Platform Win Means For Cyber War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The goal is to give the 6,200-strong Cyber Mission Force a common, compatible set of tools so they can act in cyberspace as a coordinated military unit.

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DIB Calls BS On Buzzwords: Defense Innovation Board

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Besides digging out ineptitude with a sharp spade, the DIB guide also offers constructive suggestions, even including 16 specific software programs to use for specific purposes, from version control to bug reports.

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Artificial Intel, Buying Software And Old Planes: Farnborough Air Show

Posted by Colin Clark on


Will this result in more operations like the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab in Boston, where coders join airmen to build useful software? Perhaps it will mean the service will hire civilian coders or train airmen to write code.

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Big Hypersonic News Coming; Faster Progress Likely: Roper

Posted by Colin Clark on


We can expect an important announcement in a few weeks that “a significant acceleration is doable” of the Air Force’s hypersonic efforts. Roper said he’d completed a review of all the service’s work on hypersonic, one of the Pentagon’s top priorities.

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