Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen was managing editor for Inside the Air Force until January 2019. She previously covered the public health insurance marketplaces for Inside Health Policy and primary, secondary and higher education at the Frederick News-Post in Frederick County, Maryland. She graduated from American University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in international studies and journalism.

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Daily News | September 28, 2018

Georgia's Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex is ramping up its ability to service all Lockheed Martin C-130s by fiscal year 2022, including installing new propellers onto Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps variants, the Air Force Sustainment Center commander told lawmakers Friday.

Daily News | September 27, 2018

Congress plans to appropriate $100 million toward the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node program, settling a minor disagreement over how much to offer as part of a fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending package.

Daily News | September 26, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force is taking its time to flesh out a multidomain command-and-control framework that spans data standards and emerging technologies before the service broaches the topic of procurement with industry.

Daily News | September 24, 2018

Boeing and Leonardo Helicopter's MH-139 will become the next helicopter to patrol intercontinental ballistic missile fields, beating out two other bids to replace the Vietnam-era Bell UH-1N Hueys that have become a symbol of slow acquisition woes.

Daily News | September 21, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Global Strike Command's chief scientist told Inside Defense this week he will soon reach out to industry and academia seeking new ways to protect strategic assets.

Daily News | September 20, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- About a year after the Air Force wound down its Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team study of multidomain command and control, the head of that deep dive said the service is trying to launch an experimentation effort to dig further into broad issues like data security and cloud infrastructure.

Daily News | September 19, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force’s shift toward multidomain operations may require a reorganization of U.S. Strategic Command, the command's leader said Wednesday.

Daily News | September 19, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force’s budding light-attack aircraft acquisition program looks set to use Section 804 authorities to bring the new fleet on quickly, Air Combat Command chief Gen. Mike Holmes told reporters Wednesday.

Daily News | September 19, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Pursuing an Advanced Battle Management System will require an entirely new approach to acquisition with an "architect" who can see the big picture and trade requirements within the system of systems, according to the Air Force's acquisition chief.

The Insider | September 18, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said today the service is "within weeks" of certifying 9th Air Force as a "core joint task force headquarters."

Daily News | September 17, 2018

DAYTON, OH – Rapid-acquisition authorities could bring down the cost of next-generation sensor development, particularly for geospatial and signals intelligence, according to the Air Force's program executive officer for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and special-operations assets.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

Congressional appropriators this week agreed to put $100 million toward the early stages of the Air Force’s O/A-X light-attack aircraft procurement program, after the Senate proposed three times as much money but the House offered none.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

House and Senate lawmakers, acquiescing to the Air Force's request to end the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program, are now turning to address maintenance issues with the legacy fleet.

Daily News | September 13, 2018

DAYTON, OH -- The Pentagon’s top research official is assembling a group of liaisons to the services as they pursue the science and technology priorities laid out in the National Defense Strategy, an Air Force Research Laboratory official said this week.

Daily News | September 6, 2018

The head of the Missile Defense Agency says more work is needed to mature the configuration of an updated missile-tracking sensor on General Atomics' MQ-9 Reaper ahead of flight tests in 2020.

Daily News | September 6, 2018

Compressing the research and development pipeline could help mature and field new technologies faster, the head of the Air Force Research Laboratory said this week.

The Insider | September 5, 2018

Afghanistan's A-29 Super Tucano fleet could grow larger than previously planned, under a contract Sierra Nevada received this week worth up to $1.8 billion.

The Insider | August 23, 2018

General Atomics will continue upgrading its MQ-9 Reaper to track and defeat ballistic missiles under a new, $134 million "advanced technology innovation" contract with the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Department said this week.

The Insider | August 22, 2018

The Air Force's fiscal year 2020 program objective memorandum indicates modest changes in the service's science and technology priorities, as the Air Force winds down its yearlong study of its S&T posture.

The Insider | August 21, 2018

Air Force Reserve Gen. Maryanne Miller will become the next leader of Air Mobility Command following a promotion from lieutenant general, the service said Tuesday.

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