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 | September 16, 2019

Northrop Grumman has identified the companies included in its nationwide team as part of its proposal to develop the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.

The Insider | September 13, 2019

Northrop Grumman has rejected Boeing's offer to team up for development of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program.

The Insider | September 13, 2019

During her confirmation hearing yesterday to be the next Air Force secretary, Barbara Barrett vowed to focus on timeliness and progress in the modernization of nuclear weapons.

Daily News | September 13, 2019

In a report accompanying its fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill, the Senate Appropriations Committee is raising issues with the ongoing initial development of the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System.

Daily News | September 12, 2019

The Air Force has released an artificial intelligence strategy intended to focus the service’s budget planning, adoption of data and commercial partnerships for a future in which AI-enabled capabilities transform the conduct of war.

Daily News | September 10, 2019

Once marred by technical deficiencies that led to a schedule adjustment, the Air Force's multibillion-dollar Combat Rescue Helicopter program is on track for a decision to approve low-rate initial production during a meeting at the end of the month.

The Insider | September 9, 2019

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, will host its third industry day Sept. 12 to update partners and local community members about ongoing reconstruction efforts.

Daily News | September 9, 2019

An Air Force official anticipates an emphasis on testing prototypes for precision strike and aircraft self-protect capabilities in the 2021-2023 time frame.

Daily News | September 5, 2019

The first production unit in the multibillion-dollar life extension program of the B61 nuclear gravity bomb will be delayed by about 16 to 18 months, according to a senior official at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Daily News | September 5, 2019

The Air Force is open to all kinds of proposals for the next Ground Based Strategic Deterrent contract, including a teaming approach between prime contractors Boeing and Northrop Grumman, according to the service’s acquisition executive.

Daily News | September 4, 2019

Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, the Air Force's top intelligence officer, is working on a cyber warfare flight plan to help execute the service's vision for multidomain operations.

Daily News | September 3, 2019

An investigation into a mishap last month will determine whether the Air Force Research Lab will continue with planned testing of the Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion program -- a system that transitions a general aircraft into an autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle.

The Insider | August 30, 2019

The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office is exploring fieldable prototypes of directed-energy weapon systems that can participate in an anticipated demonstration for counter-cruise missile airbase defense.

Daily News | August 30, 2019

An Aerojet Rocketdyne official says his company is well-positioned to develop large solid-rocket motors for the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program under a Northrop Grumman prime contract or an integrated team approach with Boeing.

Daily News | August 29, 2019

Boeing is looking to present an integrated team approach with Northrop Grumman for the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program -- a solution it says will not only address concerns with the solid rocket motor base but could shave two years off the development schedule.

The Insider | August 29, 2019

Boeing has won a maximum $500 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide aircrew and maintenance training for Qatar's fleet of F-15QA fighter aircraft.

The Insider | August 27, 2019

The Small Business Innovation Research program will begin accepting proposals next month to fill a new commercial solutions opening for AFWERX special topics.

Daily News | August 27, 2019

The Air Force will not award a new contract for agile software efforts to improve the performance of its primary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability -- the Distributed Common Ground System.

Daily News | August 23, 2019

The integration of the 24th and 25th Air Forces has been pushed back to this fall, according to the head of Air Combat Command, who revealed details about restructuring plans under the combined organization.

Daily News | August 21, 2019

The Air Force's replacement to the Air Launched Cruise Missile is projected to complete two system-level preliminary design reviews this fall.

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.