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Military's second cyberspace weapon becomes fully operational

Air Force Space Command announced last week that the U.S. military's second cyber weapon system reached full operational capability on Feb. 12.

Last GPS IIF satellite launches

The Air Force launched the twelfth and final Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite at 8:38 a.m. Friday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

In a first, cyberspace weapon system fully capable, Air Force says

The Air Force Intranet Control Weapon System achieved full operational capability earlier this month – becoming the first cyberspace weapon system to reach FOC status.

Air Force focused on cloud governance, says CTO

It's difficult to do an accurate comparison of cloud computing technology when the technology is poorly understood or ill-defined, said Air Force Chief Technology Officer Frank Konieczny. That's just one reason the service is squarely focused on governance of its cloud deployments.

Air Force wants to simulate cyberwar in a virtual environment

The Air Force issued a request Monday for research and product information on a virtualized system that could help the service rehearse combat scenarios in the cyberspace domain.

National Guard plans cyber surge over next 3 years

By the end of fiscal 2019, the National Guard will have 13 more cyber units spread across 23 states, according to a plan announced by the Army last week. Army and Air Force are working together to train and equip the cyber forces who will operate on Defense Department and state government networks.

Report: Air Force general calls GPS project 'a disaster'

The Air Force's GPS Operational Control System, or OCX, development project is struggling. A senior Air Force general slammed the program in an interview with reporters last week.

Mobile identity management 'key focus' for Air Force, industry

The Air Force is exploring strategies to address identity and access management for mobile devices, which will be less cumbersome than swiping a common access card through a bulky hardware attachment.

Air Force looks to do for HR forms what it did for the flight bag

"That whole HR lifeline that we all use every day in our own worlds — just took look at a pay stub or our insurance — is a core focus of ours," said Air Force CIO William Marion.

GAO faults Air Force's poor oversight, technical issues for GPS modernization delay

It's going to take $1.1 billion and approximately five more years for the Air Force to complete part of a GPS modernization initiative due to technical challenges and poor program and acquisition oversight, congressional investigators said in a report released last week.