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707th Communications Squadron client system technicians update software for computers that will be used on Air Force networks at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Air Force awards $5.7B contract for enterprise IT as a service

The program is intended to outsource basic IT services and free up airmen for more specialized network defense tasks and mission assurance.
Lauren Knausenberger, Air Force chief information officer, receives a mission brief from the 2nd Communications Squadron during an official visit to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 16, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Air Force CIO releases IT strategy to run through fiscal 2028

A final version of the strategy should be issued in the coming days, said CIO Lauren Knausenberger.
Lauren Knausenberger, U.S. Air Force chief information officer, greets U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Adam Williams, 52nd Communications Squadron commander, in front of Club Eifel on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 21, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ali Stewart)

Contract award imminent for EITaaS Wave 1, Air Force CIO says

Wave 1 of Enterprise IT as a Service will provide improved and consolidated service desks as well as a catalog for more than 700,000 users worldwide.
Lauren Knausenberger, U.S. Air Force chief information officer, greets U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Adam Williams, 52nd Communications Squadron commander, in front of Club Eifel on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 21, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ali Stewart)

Air Force CIO: ‘We’re not waiting’ for JWCC

The Air Force is continuing to build onto its Cloud One platform despite the Department of Defense's plan to award a multi-cloud acquisition worth up to $9…
U.S. Army human resources and medical specialists and officers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, participate in Warfighter 22-1 in the reserve command post on Fort Stewart, Georgia, Oct. 4, 2021. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hull)

After calls to ‘fix our computers,’ military CIOs pledge to get it right

Top CIOs say they "have taken the dialogue around the need to 'fix our computers' at DoD to heart."
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 aircraft flies near the Rionegro Airport during military drills between the Colombia and the United States in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia, on July 12, 2021. (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images)

Air Force software platform expansion stalled by cybersecurity concerns

DOD officials say cybersecurity concerns with the Air Force’s Platform One development environment are inhibiting code sharing with other DOD services.
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An air traffic controller manages the inbound flights on his computer, Dec. 10, 2020, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force / Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)

Air Force working on an App Store for IT

The App Store-like website will allow airmen to look up products and services cleared for use and make easy purchases.
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Lauren Knausenberger speaks April 25, 2019, at the Security Through Innovation Summit presented by McAfee and produced by FedScoop and CyberScoop. (FedScoop)

Top Air Force IT leader has ‘mixed feelings’ about CMMC

Lauren Knausenberger worries that the strictness of CMMC could bar the exact type of companies she wants to recruit into the defense industrial base.
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