Sara Sirota

Sara Sirota is an associate editor for Inside the Air Force. Previously, she reported for The Hill and The Cazenovia Republican. She has a master's degree in security studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a bachelor's degree in political science from Colgate University.

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Daily News | April 18, 2019

The Air Force's new strategy for science and technology may cause changes in its fiscal year 2020 budget, according to the service's research and development lead.

Daily News | April 17, 2019

The Air Force intends to appoint a chief technology officer, use "vanguard" research programs and expand its workforce as part of a new strategy to revamp the service’s science and technology enterprise by 2030.

Daily News | April 17, 2019

The Air Force's chief of Global Strike Command yesterday approved a plan to inspect the B-1B Lancer aircraft, following a stand down last month.

Daily News | April 15, 2019

The chief of the Air Force's weapons portfolio is surveying industry options for a Next-Generation Aerial Target that mimics adversaries' newer technology.

Daily News | April 12, 2019

The Defense Department is in the midst of a new six-month independent cost estimate of the Air Force's Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, a multibillion-dollar effort to replace the service's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Daily News | April 11, 2019

Senators from across the political spectrum flexed their oversight powers today when they questioned Pentagon leaders on their latest initiative to establish a new service that will defend against threats in space.

The Insider | April 04, 2019

The Air Force is planning to employ a previously used "vanguard" approach for experimentation and innovation of next-generation air dominance capabilities.

The Insider | April 03, 2019

The Air Force released its annual report on the service's acquisition system yesterday, showing mixed results in its fiscal year 2018 efforts to improve performance..

Daily News | April 03, 2019

The Air Force is planning to expand its infrastructure to conduct operational tests of hypersonics technology, a next-generation capability the service has prioritized for rapid prototyping.

Daily News | April 03, 2019

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) yesterday bemoaned the lack of a disaster relief supplemental bill and said one must be passed within the next eight days before Congress adjourns for its Easter recess.

The Insider | April 01, 2019

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board will hold a midterm review of its fiscal year 2019 studies on April 11 at Hill Air Force Base, UT.

Daily News | March 28, 2019

The Defense Department is considering whether both providers of solid-rocket motors should be involved in the development of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, a senior Air Force official told a House subcommittee today.

The Insider | March 27, 2019

The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to contract with industry for research on the bioeffects of radio frequency, high-power microwaves and particle-beam, directed-energy technologies and weapons, according to a notice published today.

Daily News | March 27, 2019

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said today the service has halted 61 building renovation and maintenance programs this year to pay for storm damage repairs at Tyndall Air Force Base. Wilson's comments came one day after a supplemental spending bill was introduced in Congress that will provide $400 million toward those repairs.

Daily News | March 26, 2019

The Air Force intends to purchase 12 General Atomics MQ-9 Reapers for $361 million in fiscal year 2020.

Daily News | March 25, 2019

The milestone B decision and engineering and manufacturing development phase for the Air Force's new land-based nuclear deterrent are each scheduled to begin about three months earlier than expected.

Daily News | March 21, 2019

Following successful testing, the Air Force is pressing forward with an ambitious effort to field directed-energy weapons and expects high-power microwave prototypes to be delivered this year, according to a senior Air Force Research Laboratory official.

Daily News | March 21, 2019

The Air Force aims to field an unmanned autonomous vehicle that can serve as a platform for operational artificial intelligence by the end of 2023, according to the program's manager.

Daily News | March 20, 2019

The Air Force estimates a total cost of $643 million over the next five fiscal years for directed energy basic research to support aircraft protection, force protection and precision strike.

Daily News | March 19, 2019

The Air Force is launching a three-phased strategy for its new Advanced Battle Management System, a family of systems that will use data from separate sensors to provide battle management and command-and-control capability.

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