Courtney Albon

Courtney Albon is Inside the Air Force's managing editor. She has covered the Air Force since 2012, reporting largely on space programs and fighter aircraft acquisition, development and budget from inside Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and from military installations around the United States. Courtney previously worked as a general assignment reporter at The Ashland Times-Gazette in Ashland, OH, covering education and local government. She graduated from American University in 2008, where she studied journalism and sociology.

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The Insider | April 26, 2017

Lockheed Martin's vice president for logistics told reporters Wednesday the company is pitching its F-35 Autonomic Logistics Information System as a possible maintenance solution for other aircraft.

Daily News | April 26, 2017

The F-35 joint program office has approved the newest version of the jet's diagnostic health management system for installation at Air Force and Navy sites, after several months of delays.

The Insider | April 25, 2017

Two F-35As arrived in Estonia today as part of a long-planned training deployment.

Daily News | April 24, 2017

The Defense Department plans to release a request for proposals for F-35 Block 4 follow-on modernization by the end of the year, but said in a Government Accountability Office report published April 24 it is evaluating those plans “in light of existing budget realities.”

The Insider | April 24, 2017

President Donald Trump told the Associated Press in a recent interview he will push for deeper price cuts to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

Daily News | April 21, 2017

After a successful intervention on the troubled next-generation GPS operational control segment, the director of the Air Force Digital Service said this week the group is looking to partner with the Space and Missile Systems Center as it develops an acquisition model for its new approach to managing space systems on the ground.

The Insider | April 21, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Air Force.

Daily News | April 21, 2017

The commander of the Air Force's operational space forces is concerned that a broad Air Force effort to establish more integrated, cross-domain battle management command-and-control capabilities could slow down within the space community to quickly develop an enterprise space BMC2 network.

Daily News | April 21, 2017

As industry works to develop a stopgap capability to control the initial next-generation GPS satellites while the constellation's new ground segment continues to move through development, the Air Force is conducting a study to ensure a smooth transition from the temporary to the new system.

Daily News | April 21, 2017

Two more F-35A jets have arrived at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, for a month-long European training deployment.

The Insider | April 21, 2017

The Defense Digital Service plans to conduct a "Hack the Air Force" exercise this summer aimed at identifying cyber vulnerabilities.

The Insider | April 18, 2017

After formally selecting Boeing as the sole-source integrator for its B-52 Radar Modernization Program last month, the Air Force will host potential radar suppliers at an industry day in May.

Daily News | April 14, 2017

A new report from Air University outlines a potential path for the Air Force toward a ten-fold reduction in space launch costs and makes a case for the government to be an early adopter of reusable technology.

The Insider | April 14, 2017

Highlights from this week's Inside the Air Force:

The Insider | April 14, 2017

The Pentagon said today it will send “a small number” of F-35A aircraft to Europe this weekend on a training deployment.

Daily News | April 13, 2017

The Navy does not anticipate modifying its fighter acquisition strategy once the Pentagon's F-35 review is released, according to the acting service secretary.

Daily News | April 13, 2017

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday the Defense Department needs an approved fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill more than it needs the additional $30 billion budget amendment.

Daily News | April 13, 2017

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council's recent decision to approve a capabilities development document for the F-35's follow-on modernization effort without an independent cost estimate from the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office was somewhat contentious and not “ideal,” the head of the council said today.

Daily News | April 12, 2017

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said this week the Air Force is not considering a stop-loss as an option to address its pilot shortfall.

Daily News | April 07, 2017

Air Force Space Command Chief Gen. Jay Raymond said this week he plans to move swiftly to fill a new three-star "space advocate" role on the Air Staff.

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