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 30, 2019

The Air Force has awarded Boeing a $128 million modification to a previous contract for the B61-12 gravity bomb life-extension program.

Daily News | April 29, 2019

During the roll out of their long-awaited 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, Air Force leaders emphasized relations with the commercial sector as a means of driving innovation.

The Insider | April 25, 2019

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, will hold an industry day on May 2 to update industry partners on the base's progress with its installation development plan, discuss acquisition strategy and share ideas on innovation.

Daily News | April 25, 2019

Air Combat Command is seeking research proposals to develop the core capability of its Combat Cloud, the Air Force's idea for enabling secure data flow across a battlespace using computing technology.

Daily News | April 24, 2019

The Air Force is seeking congressional approval for a $12 million reprogramming to purchase counter-small unmanned aerial systems.

Daily News | April 24, 2019

The Defense Department is requesting a $141 million funding shift to ensure the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program stays on schedule for delivery by 2024, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | April 23, 2019

An Air Force effort to expedite aviator training using next-generation technology has expanded in its second iteration to include remotely piloted aircraft and a partnership with NASA, according to the program's lead.

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 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 4, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 1, 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.

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