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King Blasts DoD Wall Funding, But Smooth Sailing For Air Force, Army Secretaries

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“I believe we need the Space Force, in fact, in my opinion, a domain-specific service to organize, train, and equip space forces is overdue,” Air Force Secretary nominee Barbara Barrett said.

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Air Force Expands 5G As It Transforms to Multi-Domain Ops: Donovan

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Enabling multi-domain command and control (MDC2) is “how the Air Force becomes the quarterback, the play-caller of the joint warfighting force,” says Acting Air Force Secretary Matt Donovan.

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Trump Surprises With SecAF Nomination Of Barbara Barrett

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Trump nominee for Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett “is a force to be reckoned with and has the leadership, experience, and knowledge to lead our Air Force into the future during a time of increased global threats,” says Sen. Martha McSally.

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Air Force Sec Says US May Demo New Space Weapon To Deter

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The US has more to lose in space than our competitors, so the Pentagon is considering firing a warning shot to showcase what it can do.

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Wilson: DoD Study Finds ‘Exquisite’ Satellites Still Needed

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“Launching hundreds of cheap satellites each year as a substitute” for current milspace systems “will result in failure on America’s worst day if we relay on them alone,” Wilson says.

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Space Development Agency Opens; To Tackle Hypersonics From LEO

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As the Pentagon rushes to implement defenses against advanced hypersonic weapons, it’s battling the old way of doing acquisition and requirements.

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Air Force Secretary Wilson Heading to University of Texas

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Insiders were blindsided by her departure. So who fills her seat in the Pentagon?

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All Services Sign On To Data Sharing – But Not To Multi-Domain

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“We need to have any sensor connect to any shooter at very rapid machine-to-machine speed,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said, “if we’re going to multi-domain operations.” But aye, there’s the rub: Are we?

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No Light Attack Planes Any Time Soon: Air Force Undersecretary

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AFA: The Air Force won’t issue a Request For Information on possible Light Attack aircraft, originally scheduled to come out December, in favor of doing a lot more experiments, Air Force Undersecretary Matt Donovan told reporters this morning. The service has been dithering for over a decade about whether to buy propeller-driven aircraft for affordable close… Keep reading →

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Beyond 386 Squadrons: AFWIC’s Four Futures For The Air Force

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“AFWIC was told to inform and try to shape the ’20 POM,” Fantini told reporters, but that 2020-2024 budget plan is due out in February and was already largely locked down. “But the ’21 POM,” he said, it’s “game on.”

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