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Moving more than a half-million email accounts to Microsoft Office 365 is a pretty big deal, but for the Air Force, it was just the first step in a journey toward an enterprise migration to bring a suite of cloud-based communication and collaboration tools to outposts around the world. […]

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In a continuing effort to move email systems to the cloud, the Air Force said in migrated 555,000 email accounts to the Microsoft Office 365 cloud in early January, marking the first phase in a $1 billion Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services (CHES) program.






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The U.S. Air Force is moving forward with its planned restructuring its headquarters’ information technology, cyber, and intelligence operations, according to an interview between Undersecretary Matt Donovan and Federal News Network on Wednesday.






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The Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center on Wednesday released a report identifying the potential threats that China and Russia’s presence in space has on civil and military space services.






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The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX organization has issued a solicitation for an “innovative adaptation of a commercially available development-to-operations (DevOps) platform-as-a-service (PaaS).”






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The first GPS III satellite has taken its place in the celestial sphere, initiating an upgrade of the Global Positioning System that promises faster, more reliable service and hardened protections against jamming and cyber attacks for lower costs than the current constellation. But the Air Force, which launched GPS III on Dec. 23, 2018, has a long, uncertain way to go before delivering on a project that has seen significant delays and cost overruns involving both space and ground operations.






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Further development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has the potential to tip the scales in cybersecurity in favor of the defender, said Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, and CIO for Joint Chiefs of Staff, today at an event organized by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).






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Like other military services and Department of Defense components, the Air Force is finding itself overloaded these days with streaming intelligence data, and is looking to machine learning and artificial intelligence to help its analysts quickly put all that information to practical use.






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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday talked up progress that his Blue Origin unit has been making in developing space transportation vehicles and services to several hundred attendees–most of them in uniform–at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space, and Cyber Conference.  






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Retired Gen. William Bender, who was Air Force CIO from 2014 until 2017, said on Thursday that while the pace of IT modernization across the services may be somewhat uneven, the military is making progress toward its modernization goals.






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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) announced yesterday the appointment of Air Force Colonel Bradley Barnhart as the new chief of staff at DISA.






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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today that calls for the Department of Defense (DoD) to use a central location to catalog the data it generates from its use of satellites – a move that GAO said could reduce the billions of dollars that DoD spends on satellite development by instead hosting more payloads on commercial satellites.






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Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) can help Federal agencies better utilize their data to improve processes, public and private sector technology officials said  during a FedInsider webinar on July 25.






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