Courtney Albon

Courtney Albon is senior editor for aviation and space at Inside Defense. 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 | November 16, 2018

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The Insider | November 15, 2018

The Air Force expects it will take three to five years to repair damage to Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, caused by Hurricane Michael.

Space Briefing | November 15, 2018

Welcome to today's Space Briefing, a biweekly roundup of the latest national security space news.

Daily News | November 15, 2018

The Air Force Research Laboratory is nearing the end of a 40-month development and demonstration of live, virtual, constructive technology that could make training more realistic and secure.

Daily News | November 14, 2018

The Pentagon today awarded Lockheed Martin a $22.7 billion undefinitized contract action for F-35 low-rate initial production Lot 12 -- a deal that secures early production work for 255 U.S. and international partner aircraft.

Daily News | November 14, 2018

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson said today the service will need to reprogram funds in fiscal year 2019 to meet near-term readiness goals.

The Insider | November 08, 2018

The Air Force awarded Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. a $255 million contract modification today for the Weather System Follow-On Microwave program.

Daily News | November 08, 2018

Funding delays dating back to the start of fiscal year 2018 have slowed the time line for a key Air Force assessment of cyber vulnerabilities in its major weapon systems from 2018 to 2020, a service spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense this week.

Daily News | November 08, 2018

The Pentagon recertified the funding baseline for its GPS ground segment modernization effort this summer, estimating the program will cost $8.4 billion.

Daily News | November 07, 2018

Air Force Space Command plans to work with gaming companies to improve the threat capabilities in its simulators, which officials say is one of the command's biggest training infrastructure gaps.

Daily News | November 02, 2018

Air Force Space Command's most recent Schriever Wargame reinforced the need to better integrate coalition partners into space operations.

Daily News | November 01, 2018

ST. GEORGE, UT -- As the Air Force prepares to release a request for proposals for a next-generation ejection seat to meet new safety and performance requirements, the service is working with two leading seatmakers to reduce risk before the competition starts.

Space Briefing | November 01, 2018

Welcome to today's Space Briefing, a biweekly roundup of the latest national security space news.

Daily News | November 01, 2018

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center plans to incorporate agile software development into its new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control system, and is awaiting Pentagon approval for its acquisition strategy.

Daily News | October 31, 2018

As the Defense Department works to develop a concept of operations for space-enabled mobility missions, U.S. Transportation Command is reaching out to industry and academia to better understand the implications and opportunities that could come from rapid, responsive launch capabilities, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | October 26, 2018

The general in charge of the Air Force's mobility forces said today her command could gain three new C-17 squadrons as part of the service’s campaign to add 74 new squadrons by 2030.

Daily News | October 25, 2018

The Pentagon has approved an update to the F-35 Block 4 acquisition strategy nearly a year later than the joint program office anticipated, but officials do not plan to release cost and schedule details, citing proprietary concerns.

Daily News | October 23, 2018

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Tuesday he does not expect the intelligence community will be integrated with the proposed Space Force until later in the organization's evolution, noting there is disagreement within the Pentagon on how quickly the new military department should grow.

Daily News | October 23, 2018

The National Space Council made six recommendations regarding Defense Department space reorganization during an Oct. 23 meeting.

Space Briefing | October 18, 2018

Welcome to today's Space Briefing, a biweekly roundup of the latest national security space news. 

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