Confronting misconceptions paves the way for superiority in the third domain.
U.S. Air Force personnel are cyberwarriors who must be skilled at establishing satellite communications, especially during combat operations.
A few years ago, the U.S. Defense Department stated that transformation is “a process that shapes the changing nature of military competition … through new combinations of concepts, capabilities, people and organizations.” It was a good enough start, but if this description is to hold, then what defines the shape of both current and future transformational success? A process without successful execution or quantitative feedback is of little value. Transformation requires more than change for change’s sake.
Element of new system is put into place early, with more updates to come.
Tech. Sgt. Blackburn, USAF (r), reviews a report from Senior Airman Phillippi, USAF, based on his analysis of U2 imagery using the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) at Distributed Ground Station 2, Beale Air Force Base, California.
Needs drive requirements as other services contribute expertise.
A U.S. Air Force electronic warfare (EW) officer eyes a display aboard a Rivet Joint aircraft flying over Southwest Asia. The U.S. Army is tapping EW expertise from the Air Force and the U.S. Navy to develop its own EW capability, which already is having an effect on operations in Iraq.
Joint Staff J-6 describes road ahead—from acquisition to MySpace.
Technology is transforming the way U.S. Air Force operations centers operate by enabling almost total situational awareness.