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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Daily News | August 18, 2017

A classified change to the Air Force's acquisition strategy for the B-2 Defensive Management System upgrade will not significantly impact the program's time line, a service spokesman confirmed this week.

Daily News | August 18, 2017

Lockheed Martin is making progress on a bridge capability that would allow the legacy GPS ground system to operate new GPS III satellites until the delayed Next-Generation Operational Control Segment is delivered.

Daily News | August 17, 2017

By the end of the year, F-35 maintainers will have access to 100 new virtual training modules through Lockheed Martin's Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer.

The Insider | August 17, 2017

The Air Force today announced key civilian and military staff positions that will support the service's new -- and not-yet-announced -- deputy chief of staff for space operations.

Daily News | August 16, 2017

The Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing is continuing its investigation of the F-35 Onboard Oxygen-Generating System and plans to begin comparison testing later this month with one of the systems used by a pilot who experienced physiological symptoms at Luke Air Force Base, AZ.

The Insider | August 11, 2017

The Defense Department on Friday awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $8 billion for U.S. Special Operation Command's Global Logistics Support Services program.

The Insider | August 11, 2017

U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for companies to develop or study platform-agnostic light-attack technologies, according to an Aug. 11 broad agency announcement.

The Insider | August 11, 2017

The Air Force will host a series of life-cycle industry days next month featuring officials from Air Combat Command, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, and other organizations to discuss life-cycle management across the service's portfolio of weapon systems.

The Insider | August 11, 2017

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Daily News | August 11, 2017

The Air Force told companies at a recent industry day it plans to begin migrating Space-Based Infrared System satellites onto a modernized ground control and mission data-processing system in fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

Daily News | August 11, 2017

The Air Force is moving forward with a plan to address two critical weather coverage gaps and launch an initial space-based environmental monitoring capability in fiscal year 2024.

Daily News | August 10, 2017

A federal bug bounty program aimed at incentivizing ethical hackers to uncover cyber vulnerabilities in Air Force networks resulted in the identification of 207 valid vulnerabilities.

The Insider | August 09, 2017

Three industry teams are putting their light-attack capabilities on display this week during an experimentation exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, NM.

The Insider | August 08, 2017

The Government Accountability Office said in an Aug. 8 report it remains concerned about the impact of concurrency on the F-35 Follow-on modernization effort, but is withholding recommendations until the Defense Department submits a report detailing its baseline plan for Block 4 development.

Daily News | August 07, 2017

The Air Force is delaying a contract award for a T-1 trainer avionics modernization program by eight months due to a stronger-than-expected industry response to its solicitation.

The Insider | August 04, 2017

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

Daily News | August 04, 2017

As House lawmakers propose significant changes to the way the Defense Department manages the space domain, DOD is conducting a trade space review to consider the merit of current proposals and identify new possible organizational and leadership structures.

Daily News | August 04, 2017

U.S. Strategic Command wants to take more time to define its requirements for a small synthetic aperture radar capability after an Operationally Responsive Space study found that "feasible and relevant solutions" exist to meet the urgent operational need.

Daily News | August 03, 2017

The Air Force confirmed this week it has delayed launch of an Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite due to a problem with a power regulator unit discovered earlier this year.

Daily News | July 31, 2017

The Air Force is anticipating an additional schedule slip to the GPS next-generation ground control segment, and has requested a nine-month schedule extension to complete development.

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