Sara Sirota

Sara Sirota was an associate editor for Inside the Air Force until April 2021. 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.

Archived Articles
The Insider | April 2, 2021

An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady last month performed the first in-flight test of DevSecOps capabilities from the Platform One enterprise services team.

Daily News | April 1, 2021

The Air Force's flagship DevSecOps team -- Platform One -- is considering a range of contractual vehicles to deepen partnerships with the defense industrial base and incentivize software companies to collaborate on new and improved enterprise services for military customers.

Daily News | April 1, 2021

The newly appointed program executive office for the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System is planning to release a solicitation this spring for a communication capability that can be installed on the KC-46 tanker and inform future acquisition decisions.

The Insider | March 26, 2021

Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) today introduced legislation that would stop further development of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent -- the military's next intercontinental ballistic missile system -- and redirect savings to fight the coronavirus and other diseases.

Daily News | March 26, 2021

Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan warns inadequate funding from Congress and the Defense Department is obstructing the rollout of software development enterprise services across the military that could save the government billions of dollars down the road.

Daily News | March 22, 2021

The Air Force is aiming to restore the nearly $90 million Congress cut from its fiscal year 2021 budget proposal for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon after the service pushed one of its two main contractors out of the program.

Daily News | March 19, 2021

Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who recently joined the Senate Armed Services Committee, is urging Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to continue funding the Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper production line as he develops the Pentagon's fiscal year 2022 budget proposal.

Daily News | March 18, 2021

The Defense Department's challenges fielding a jam-resistant GPS signal is driving the Air Force to take precautionary steps to mitigate cost and schedule risks as it delivers the latest variant in the AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile product line.

Daily News | March 17, 2021

Congress' decision to significantly reduce the Air Force's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal for the Advanced Battle Management System forced the service to limit the scope of the latest test event in Europe and cancel a major upcoming demonstration with Australia.

The Insider | March 17, 2021

The Air Force has chosen five companies that may receive contracts without full-and-open competition to field Stand-in Attack Weapon technologies on an accelerated schedule, according to a notice released today.

The Insider | March 11, 2021

The Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $178 million firm-fixed-price contract to support the service's Distributed Common Ground System enterprise, according to a contract notice the Defense Department released Wednesday.

The Insider | March 11, 2021

The Air Force is planning to test Skyborg, a gateway prototype and other emerging technologies for joint all-domain command and control during an Orange Flag exercise this June, according to a notice the service issued Thursday.

Daily News | March 10, 2021

A small team at Robins Air Force Base, GA, is working behind the scenes of the military's joint all-domain operations planning and experimentation to come up with new tactics, techniques and procedures that could drastically change the service's approach to battle management.

The Insider | March 8, 2021

The Air Force is expanding its MQ-9 replacement search to focus on establishing a rapid development pipeline that can continuously design and field emerging capabilities as part of a multirole family of unmanned aerial systems.

The Insider | March 5, 2021

The Golden Horde swarming munitions program has held a successful second demonstration after an unexpected software issue arose in December and is now focused on building a new digital testing capability called Colosseum.

The Insider | March 4, 2021

The Air Force has awarded Raytheon a $74 million contract to integrate the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile with existing fighter jets "and other current inventory or next-generation platforms that may join the Air Force or Navy inventory before the end of fiscal 2029," according to a Defense Department contract notice released today.

Daily News | March 4, 2021

The Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office and Advanced Battle Management System contractors are planning for a new phase in the "internet of military things" program since the service established it as a more traditional acquisition effort.

Daily News | March 3, 2021

The Government Accountability Office has denied Anduril Industries' complaint against the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System program, arguing the agency lacks jurisdiction over the protest because the award in question is worth less than $25 million.

Daily News | March 3, 2021

Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force have successfully flown their Loyal Wingman drone for the first time and signed a deal to co-develop another three aircraft and advance its capabilities for manned-unmanned teaming.

The Insider | March 2, 2021

The Air Force's 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron has flown six Joint Direct Attack Munitions on a single side of an F-15E Strike Eagle -- increasing the fighter jet's weapon capacity and enabling more agility during remote operations.

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