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Air Force keeping information environment strategic plan out of public view

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The Operations in the Information Environment Strategic Plan identifies key activities and milestones to transform how the Air Force operates in that realm.

Services working to convergence EW, cyber warfare capabilities

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Each of the military departments are working to develop integrated cyber and electronic warfare capabilities, but lawmakers are pushing for more inter-service integration of these efforts.

Air Force assessing information warfare lessons from Ukraine-Russia conflict

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is providing an important case study for how information warfare can play out in the modern era, according to a top U.S. Air Force general. “As we’re in competition leading up to this crisis, the ability of our enterprise to support our senior leaders and the [intelligence community] and the sharing with our secretary of state, with the National Security Council, with the president, with…

Space Force officially creates cryptologic service component for NSA

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The Space Force has officially established its own cryptologic component, FedScoop has learned. Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall made the notification July 2, according to a Space Force spokesperson. The director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, S2, will serve as the service cryptologic chief with the S2 staff serving as the cryptologic staff. Each military service now has a cryptologic component which is responsible to the National Security…

New Air Force information warfare commander wants to increase partnerships

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The new commander of the Air Force’s information warfare unit wants to increase and bolster partnerships to beat back adversaries in the information space, a lesson learned in his previous role at U.S. Cyber Command. “As we’ve seen about how information is used, I think information can be used to build coalitions in competition and I think sharing and exposing malign activity and sharing insights with our allies and partners,…

Air Force outgoing commander says department's information warfare command must scale

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The key to maintaining initial successes in the vision of the Air Force’s first information warfare command in reducing stovepipes and achieving outcomes is being able to scale in the future, its outgoing commander said. Regarding what’s next for 16th Air Force, “much of it has to do with our ability to scale and to meet the just ever increasing demand for what our airmen bring as they generate insights,…

New leader chosen for Air Force’s information warfare command

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President Biden has nominated Maj. Gen. Kevin Kennedy to be the next commander of the 16th Air Force, the service’s information warfare entity, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. If confirmed by the Senate, Kennedy, who is currently serving as the director of operations for U.S. Cyber Command, would get his third star and succeed Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh. Haugh was recently selected to serve as Cyber Command’s deputy commander in April.…