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.
The Air Force Intranet Control Weapon System achieved full operational capability earlier this month – becoming the first cyberspace weapon system to reach FOC status.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
The Air Force is seeking commercial information technology to help it better monitor its networks for insider threats. The product will be a key component to the development of its Insider Threat Program, according to a solicitation posted by the service Aug. 11.