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Air Force small business program seeks technologies to help counter COVID-19

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force Small Business Innovation Research office has posted a new solicitation that includes COVID-19 countermeasures as an area of interest. The March 30 Small Business Innovation Research solicitation, like most SBIR calls, is open to proposals on any topic that addresses a defense-focused need. But this is the first one [...]

Air Force small business program seeks technologies to help counter COVID-192020-04-01T14:11:31-06:00

Air Force launches year-long leader, supervisor development campaign

On April 1, the Department of the Air Force launched The Leaders and Supervisors We Need, a year-long development campaign designed to improve the efficiency and accessibility of supervisory training and resources for all leaders, ranging from first-time supervisors to experienced senior management officials.

Air Force launches year-long leader, supervisor development campaign2020-04-01T14:11:57-06:00

Air Force Academy class of 2020 graduation date moved up

The class is planning the event six weeks ahead of schedule, allowing them to celebrate together while ensuring their health and safety by adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Defense guidelines.

Air Force Academy class of 2020 graduation date moved up2020-04-01T14:11:58-06:00

NASA selects astronauts for Crew Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA has completed the crew for the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station, one that will not include any Russian cosmonauts after Roscosmos officials said they would not fly on what they consider an unproven vehicle. NASA announced March 31 that it had assigned veteran astronaut Shannon Walker [...]

NASA selects astronauts for Crew Dragon mission2020-04-01T14:11:32-06:00

Space Force report on acquisition reforms awaiting final reviews

WASHINGTON — A report due to Congress on March 31 recommending changes to the acquisition process and organization for Space Force programs has been completed but is awaiting final reviews by senior leaders before it goes to Capitol Hill. Shawn Barnes, a member of the senior executive service with the assistant secretary of the Air [...]

Space Force report on acquisition reforms awaiting final reviews2020-04-01T14:11:36-06:00

Raytheon to replace OCX hardware by 2022 for $378 million

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center announced on March 31 that it has reached an agreement with Raytheon for the company to replace by April 2022 the hardware used in the next-generation ground control system for the Global Positioning System constellation. Under the agreement, Raytheon was awarded a $378 million [...]

Raytheon to replace OCX hardware by 2022 for $378 million2020-04-01T14:11:39-06:00