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  • Dept. of Defense’s largest multinational cyber exercise yet focuses on collective defense

    U.S. Cyber Command’s CYBER FLAG 21-1 exercise, the largest multinational cyber exercise to date, bolstered the defensive skills of more than 200 cyber operators from 23 countries at Joint Base Suffolk, Virginia, from Nov. 15-20.
  • Alamo Wing receives COVID-19, flu vaccinations

    Personnel from the 433rd Medical Group conducted a vaccine clinic at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 6 with Airmen with the 433rd Airlift Wing and 960th Cyberspace Wing lined up for influenza and COVID-19 vaccines during a mass vaccination event.
  • Colorado National Guard cyber team assists state during election

    Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order for a Colorado National Guard cyber team with up to nine members to provide cyber support to the Colorado Secretary of State and Office of Information Technology before and during the election Nov. 2.
  • Future cyber officers learn tactics in summer program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The introduction to the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Advanced Cyber Education program started with an unexpected demonstration: cracking a physical lock.Dr. Barry Mullins, a professor within AFIT’s department of electrical and computer engineering, held up a combination lock, turned it to face the
  • AF Career Development Academy transforms CDC content, delivery to Airmen

    Using an approach to modernization centered on rapid curriculum development and agile curriculum updates, with an emphasis on tasks that are mission-focused, the effort ties to the people-first approach of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.'s Action Order-A (Airmen) and directly contributes to developing Airmen to ensure they are ready for the future fight.
  • Risk Management - the key to a safe and enjoyable summer

    The Department of the Air Force reminds Airmen and Guardians to apply sound risk management when enjoying outdoor and recreational activities with family and friends this summer. The summer focus period runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
  • Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Tackle Big Data

    Micah Graber, Major, USAF

    Information is and will always play a dominant role in how the United States’ military plans and operates. “Mission success depends on the right people getting the right information at the right time to inform decision making.” The Air Force’s scientific and intelligence (S&T) arm, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), like the seventeen intelligence community (IC) partners, reviews threat data on a daily basis. This data comes from a myriad of sources, such as finished intelligence reporting from individual intelligence disciplines, directly from intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sensors, or files from a cyber exfiltration event. In the end, this amounts to a tremendous amount of data that is hard for analysts to sift through and organize to do their job most effectively. Data organization is a time-consuming task and especially well-suited to computer intervention utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques capable of tirelessly combing a dataset to find information on threat systems. In this respect, the IC has fallen behind commercial companies like Google, Amazon and, Microsoft who have developed data farms with storage, raw computing power and, more importantly, human talent to build algorithms and tools to make their businesses more successful. With the amount of stored information growing “four times faster than the world economy,” Air Force intelligence must accelerate investments in short-term AI/ML successes and institute AI/ML teams at analytic organizations or they will lose the data war.

  • Air Force transitions from CVR Teams to more secure systems

    Beginning June 15, Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Teams will no longer be an option within the Air Force, and all information stored in that system will go away. As the CVR environment goes away, the Air Force network version of Microsoft Teams – a separate application with slightly different capabilities – will be enhanced to be more like CVR.
  • Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities

    The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership qualities.
  • 960th CW accelerates change during leadership summit

    Leaders within the 960th Cyberspace Wing gathered in-person and virtually here Nov. 16-19, to meet and discuss the future of Air Force Reserve Command’s only cyberspace wing.
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