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Default Air Force Logo 24th Air Force Completes MAJCOM Readiness Assessment
The Headquarters Air Force Space Command Inspector General Team concluded an Initial Operational Capability Assessment of 24th Air Force units Dec. 22. The goal was to evaluate the units' ability to conduct U.S. Air Force network operations, and command and control of the Air Force network. Major command inspections and exercises are common for
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Maj. Gen. Timothy Lowenberg, adjutant general and commander of the Washington National Guard, speaks during a ground breaking ceremony for a new 23,500-square foot facility for the 262nd Network Warfare Squadron Dec. 11. The $5.6 million construction project is scheduled for completion in October 2010. The mission of the 262nd NWS is to train citizen Airmen to provide network warfare capabilities to secure defense information networks and provide full-spectrum cyberspace options to the State of Washington, Air Force Space Command and 24th Air Force. The 262nd NWS is part of the 688th Information Operations Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.(U.S. Air Force photo/Abner Guzman) 688th IOW breaks ground on new cyber facility
The 688th Information Operations Wing expanded its presence in the cyber domain when it broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility at McChord Dec. 11.The new building will be home to the 262nd Network Warfare Squadron, a Washington Air National Guard unit supporting the total force initiatives within the 194th Regional Support Wing and the Air
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Default Air Force Logo Deputy defense secretary outlines protections for information
Although information technology enables the Defense Department to make gains in military capabilities, those gains come at a cost, the deputy defense secretary told industry executives in New York. "The Defense Department makes a tempting target," Mr. William J. Lynn III said. "We have 7 million computer devices, and each is under threat. This is
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Gen. Kevin P. Chilton addresses the challenges of 21st century warfare during the 2009 Air Force Association Global Warfare Symposium Nov. 19, 2009, in Los Angeles. Senior leaders addressed such issues as space, cyberspace and deterrence to Airmen, civilians and industry partners. General Chilton is the commander of U.S. Strategic Command. (U.S Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle) Air Force leaders speak at 2009 Global Warfare Symposium
Air Force senior leaders discussed the service's priorities, capabilities and vision in space, cyberspace and strategic deterrence at the 2009 Air Force Association Global Warfare Symposium here Nov. 19. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz and Maj. Gen. Richard E. Webber, respective commanders of U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Global
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force makes first major move toward a central network
The Air Force took its first major steps recently in moving e-mail and network services into what will become the central Air Force Network. Within today's environment, major commands and some subordinate units operate their own networks. Active Directory and Exchange, is the project that consolidates them under the operational control of a single
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Default Air Force Logo Rise of the Cyber Wingman: 10 principles Airmen must know
Every day, malicious code, worms, botnets and hooks attack Air Force computers hardware, software and the Internet. They infiltrate classified information and compromise national security. In response, the Air Force is stepping up its mission to defend cyberspace.Cyberspace adversaries attack Department of Defense computer networks every day. They
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Air Force officials converted more than 43,000 total force enlisted Airmen from former communications career fields to cyberspace support Nov. 1. (U.S. Air Force graphic) New cyberspace support career field stood up Nov. 1
Air Force officials here converted more than 43,000 total force enlisted Airmen from former communications career fields to cyberspace support Nov. 1. The new Air Force specialty is made up of three former career fields: communications-electronics, 2EXXX; knowledge operations management, 3AXXX; and communications-computer systems, 3CXXX. The new
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Default Air Force Logo Pentagon officials stress cybersecurity
Pentagon officials stress that no matter what computer you use, you need to take cybersecurity into account. With growing dependence on information technology and increasing threats against it, President Barack Obama declared October to be National Cybersecurity Month. The Defense Department is one of the largest computer users in the world, and
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Default Air Force Logo Cyber wing activates at Robins AFB
The Air Force activated its first combat communications wing during a ceremony here Monday. The 689th Combat Communications Wing's mission is to train, deploy and deliver expeditionary and specialized communications, air traffic control and landing systems for Humanitarian Relief Operations and dominant combat operations, anytime, anywhere.
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Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, addresses the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Symposium Sept. 29, 2009, in Ledyard, Conn.  The general is one of many Air Force and corporate leaders to make presentations at the symposium.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Berry) Space Command boss talks of space, cyber connection
Addressing the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Symposium here Sept. 29, the leader of the Air Force Space community said space and cyberspace are integrally connected. "Think of space and cyber as circles on a Venn diagram," said Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command. Those circles,
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