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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Hensley, 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) deputy commander, provides closing remarks during the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing Annual Awards Ceremony, March 15, 2024, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos)

Officer nominated to lead 16th Air Force, information warfare command

Maj. Gen. Thomas Hensley was nominated to be the next commander of 16th Air Force, a pivotal time for the organization as the Air Force is in…
Air Force cyber warfare operators set up their computer stations before a capture-the-flag competition during DEF CON 27 Hacking Conference in Las Vegas, Aug. 8, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. R.J. Biermann)

What will the elevation of Air Forces Cyber look like?

Nearly two months after Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall announced sweeping organizational changes, details are still unclear regarding one such initiative involving elevating AFCYBER.
Capt. Ryan Baity, (left) 33d Cyberspace Operations Squadron exercise lead, discusses cyber defense with 1st Lt. Tricia Dang, 834th COS mission element lead and Justin Connelley, 834th COS host analyst, during Cyber Coalition 2023, Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, Nov. 30, 2023. Sixteenth Air Force was the lead representative for the U.S. at the global exercise that included NATO key allies and partners sharing and integrating cyber security tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew McGovern)

US, allies share skills and tactics at annual NATO cyber exercise

American military planners have pulled lessons from Cyber Coalition to build upon and bolster their own exercises.
Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter’s Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Dec. 2, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Air Force keeping information environment strategic plan out of public view

The Air Force earlier this year published a strategic plan for how it will operate in the information environment, however, there is no intention to release it…
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Cyber warfare operators assigned to the 275th Cyber Operations Squadron of the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard configure a threat intelligence feed for daily watch in the Hunter’s Den at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., Dec. 2, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Air Force assessing information warfare lessons from Ukraine-Russia conflict

There will be further analysis on what the value of cyber and the intelligence enterprise was and how that can be applied in the Pacific.
Then-Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy, Assistant Deputy Chief Information Officer, Digital Transformation, and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters US Air Force, participates in the Enterprise IT-as-a-Service (EITAAS) Vendors Executive panel discussion during the 2019 Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference, Aug. 27, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Birchfield/Released)

New Air Force information warfare commander wants to increase partnerships

Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy said one key lesson from his time as director of operations at U.S. Cyber Command was the importance of partnerships in the information…
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