Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 aviation ordnance technicians load compatible software for a U. S. Air Force Guided Bomb Unit 38 to be employed on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet proof of concept mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 14, 2022. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr)

Opinion: Defense software requires infrastructure too

Chris Lynch, founding director at Defense Digital Service, shares why it's important for the Department of Defense to invest in the infrastructure to power its software needs.
Capt. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander takes off for a demonstration practice Feb. 12, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The team is scheduled to perform at approximately 20 air shows throughout their inaugural year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

F-35 software system still struggling to meet expectations

GAO says in a new report that the software central nervous system of the F-35 continues to hold the fighter jet back from achieving its advertised edge…
Air Force, F-35 Lightning II Arrival
One Air Force airman directs the pilot of an F-35 Lighting II while another places chocks around the aircraft’s wheel at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on March 6, 2013. (U.S. Air Force / Lawrence Crespo)

Pentagon hires software acquisition specialist

Jeff Boleng will be part of the executive leadership team of Ellen Lord, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and sustainment