Air Force pilot training
U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Shane Stewart, Pilot Training Next student, trains on a virtual reality flight simulator at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas, Feb. 5, 2019. (U.S. Air Force / Sean M. Worrell)

Google Cloud powering new Air Force flight simulators

The Joint Immersive Training System (JITS) is a cloud-based training system that can scale across the Air Force and drive costs down, officials say.
The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, delivers the keynote speech during the 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in downtown Tampa, Fla., May 23, 2018. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

Pentagon building clouds to secure smaller defense contractors

The Department of Defense is experimenting with providing innovative small companies government-furnished clouds to secure their software environment — something they often can't afford to do on…