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Cherrey Assigned to Headquarters Air Education and Training Command

December 16, 2014

Brig. Gen. John A. Cherrey, USAF, has been assigned as director, intelligence, operations and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Keltz Assigned to Air Education and Training Command

December 16, 2014

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Lambert Assigned to Air Combat Command

December 16, 2014

Brig. Gen. (select) Peter J. Lambert, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, 25th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Raytheon Receives PATRIOT Funds

December 12, 2014

Raytheon IDS, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $30,192,917 modification (P00006) to a Foreign Military Sales contract (W31P4Q-14-C-0093) to procure engineering services for calendar year 2014 for the Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept on Target (PATRIOT) system. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,394,897; fiscal 2014 “other” funds in the amount of $10,411,874; fiscal 2014 “other” funds in the amount of $15,878,825; fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,098,815; and fiscal 2015 “other” funds in the amount of $1,408,506, were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is January 31, 2016. Work will be performed in Germany, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Korea. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Innovation, Application Concerns Weigh Heavily on Planners

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. lead in military technology is too great, not enough or disappearing, depending on which expert is speaking. And, all three statements might be accurate in their own ways.

Innovative Solutions Needed to Spur Innovation

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The traditional paths to innovation may not be enough to maintain U.S. leadership in that endeavor. So, innovative ideas may be necessary for pursuing innovation.

U.S. Technological Edge in Peril

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

For years, the United States maintained economic and military superiority through technological innovation. Now, that lead is diminishing, and the country must find the resources to respond.

Standards Participation May Help Ease Technology Gap

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The technology gap caused by the growing sophistication of U.S. defense communications and networking systems threatens to leave less advanced nations unable to participate effectively in coalitions. One approach to mitigate the gap is to have allies work with the United States on establishing standards for new systems and capabilities.

The Bottom Line: Crowdsourcing, Crime Serial and Critical Solutions

December 12, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

Serial has become more than an ordinary podcast. Its captivating story line has listeners joining in the conversation, an approach that could help governments solve larger problems.

Maneuver Warfare Needed in Cyberspace

December 11, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

If cyberspace is a warfighting domain, then warfighters should expect that it will not perform as desired. The same maneuver warfare skills common on the battlespace need to be applied to cyberspace.

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