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Crucial for interoperability with international allies, mission partner environments are shared communications spaces that allow for ease of collaboration with aligned governments. Joint All Domain Command and Control is the U.S. Department of Defense’s initiative to achieve communications cross-functionality between all of the country’s deploye...

The United States’ space-focused enterprises in the public sector are emerging from big shifts and reorganization more united and cohesive than ever before. For the Department of the Air Force, which encompasses both the Air Force and the Space Force, this new era of unity kicked off with the arrival of Frank Calvelli, assistant secretary...

The current space architecture and methodologies for developing and fielding new space technologies came about before space was a contested arena. Or, perhaps in the time between when space was first a contested environment — the Space Race of the 1950s through the 1970s — and the present day. In the modern climate, nations such...

As the U.S. military pivots toward the escalating peer competition and accelerates its migration to the cloud, its leaders are examining how to leverage cloud computing from operational scenarios all the way to the tactical edge. Expanding the military’s technological capabilities at the edge is going to be paramount in the future fight, according...

The Department of the Air Force has selected five companies to be part of an industry consortium that will define future requirements and develop the digital infrastructure for the Advanced Battle Management System. L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX), Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) and Science App...

In recent years, the Department of the Air Force has made significant strides in its modernization journey, but the service is still dealing with lingering issues, alongside emerging ones, as it continues to stretch its area of responsibility over two of the world’s largest, most quickly evolving domains. The DAF’s number one challenge today is...

The Department of the Air Force has undoubtedly led the U.S. military’s modernization push in the last few years — DAF leaders have long been champions of transformational changes like IT improvements, digital transformation efforts and data advancements. But officials argue that financial management, or FM, needs a bigger seat at the table in t...

Operationalizing data and achieving AI/ML readiness are two of the Department of the Air Force’s most urgent “must-pay bills,” according to Brig. Gen. John Olson, DAF’s chief data and artificial intelligence officer. Within DAF and across the entire Department of Defense enterprise, data centricity is the new “North Star.” Data — ...

The U.S. Air Force is increasingly focused on surmounting big data issues as the service pursues enterprise modernization and data-driven decision making capabilities. Problems like lack of ownership over telemetry data, an inability to easily develop software using data and widespread compartmentalization are inhibiting the Air Force from being abl...

The Department of the Air Force is working to expand its partnerships in alignment with five key priorities, according to DAF Chief Architect Preston Dunlap. DAF “sits at a wonderful nexus of being able to look at Space Force and Air Force programs – about $70 billion of airspace and cyber activities – with the fantastic...