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Northrop Grumman sponsors collaborative engineering project

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has partnered with two California State University schools to sponsor a year-long student...

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Strengthening our core

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Col. Jim Dryjanski

The greatest threat to the United States Air Force right now is not external. It is from within. The allegations of sexual misconduct at Lackland Air Force Base [Texas] splashed across the news will undoubtedly be fully investigated and criminal behavior will be prosecuted appropriately. The victims will be heard and they will be cared…

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Contract modification awarded for WGS satellite enhancement

Posted July 20, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded a $111 million contract modification to Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. The contract is for the development and production of an enhanced...

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Base computers migrating to central Air Force network

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Computer users at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., will soon migrate to the central Air Force Network. Over a 40-day period beginning July 23, technicians will begin migrating workstations, network users and e-mail addresses into the AFNet. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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Air Force general explains force structure decisions to Congress

Posted July 20, 2012 by By TSgt. Richard A. Williams Jr.

The Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs testified on proposed force structure changes before the House Armed Services Committee July 12. Lt. Gen. Christopher Miller answered...

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New acquisition chief describes goals, challenges

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Frank Kendall describes his new job as all about supporting the new defense strategy and the budget that puts that strategy in place. “My job on the acquisition, technology and logistics side of the house is to execute in support of that strategy,” the new undersecretary of defense for the same portfolio told reporters at…

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DOD officials explain sequestration dangers

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Pentagon officials continue to work to avoid the looming threat of sequestration, Frank Kendall, the new undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said July 16. Kendall spoke to Pentagon reporters in his office about sequestration, and the effect it would have on the department and the defense industrial base. Sequestration comes out of…

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Lockheed Martin-built JCSAT-13 satellite begins service for Sky Perfect JSAT of Japan

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

The JCSAT-13 telecommunications satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin for SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan, is now ready for service following successful on-orbit deployment and checkout of all...

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NASA commercial partner SpaceX completes Dragon design review

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. SpaceX is one…

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Pratt & Whitney delivers first engines for Boeing C-17s to India

Posted July 20, 2012 by Staff

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has delivered the first four F117 engines for the Indian Air Force to power its fleet of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. India’s Ministry of Defence signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance with the U.S. government in 2011 to acquire 10 C-17s. India will…

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