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Air Combat Command Eyes Organizational Changes To Enhance Multi-Domain Operations

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command (ACC) is studying potential organizational changes to improve its ability to operate seamlessly across multiple domains, ACC’s leader said Nov. 20.The review is looking at how best to integrate ACC’s air superiority, attack, command and control, cyber and information warfare, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, said…

GSA Picks 61 Companies For Potential $50 Billion IT Contract Vehicle

The General Services Administration (GSA) on Monday awarded its new government wide acquisition contract vehicle, selecting 61 companies to compete for up to $50 billion in customized information technology (IT) services and solutions for various departments and agencies.The Alliant 2 unrestricted contract vehicle follows up the current Alliant vehicle, which allows departments and agencies to…

Forcepoint Report: Industry Must Address Data Privacy Debate, New Malware Threats In 2018

Industry has to improve critical data security measures in 2018 to meet growing malware threats and more stringent privacy control regulations, according to a Forcepoint report released Monday. The Raytheon [RTN] owned information security company released its annual list of pending security trends, and believes the European Union’s impending implementation of new data control regulations…

Bradley Missile Shield Testing Pushed To January

Testing of the anti-guided missile shield the Army has chosen for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle has been pushed into January because of difficulty marrying the Iron Fist active protection system to the platform.The Army’s ground combat systems program office (PEO GCS) has spent months installing the Iron Fist APS on a hybrid A3/4 version of…

Democratic Task Force Seeks $400 Million For State Elections Security

Leaders of a House Democratic task force that has warned the nation’s elections infrastructure is susceptible to potential cyber breaches have asked the House Appropriations Committee to provide $400 million for states to better secure their election systems.“Our findings demonstrate that there is an urgent need for federal funding to help states secure their elections,”…

U.S. Helps Argentina With Submarine Search And Rescue

The U.S. Navy deployed several naval and undersea rescue assets over the weekend to help Argentina search for its naval submarine, the A.R.A San Juan  (S-42), in South Atlantic waters.The U.S. is supporting a request from Argentina’s government for international assistance in the search for the missing submarine and possible rescue of the vessel and…

U.S. Navy Destroyer Benfold Collides With Tug Boat, Causing Minor Damage

Another U.S. guided-missiles destroyer collided with a commercial vessel in Japanese waters on Saturday, but this time U.S. damage was “minimal,” the Navy said.The Navy said in a statement that a Japanese commercial tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the Arleigh Burke-class USS Benfold (DDG-65) while the U.S. vessel was participating in a scheduled…

Air Force F-22 Operates In Afghanistan For First Time

The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor dropped 250-pound Small Diameter Bombs on a Taliban opium processing plant in northern Helmand province Nov. 19, marking the first time the Lockheed Martin [LMT]-built fighter jet has operated in Afghanistan, NATO announced Nov. 20.The F-22 was chosen to hit the drug lab due to its ability to deliver…