A slew of Air Force news dominates this Friday INSIDER Daily Digest.
The Air Force is asking for more money for the AOC Pathfinder program:
The Air Force plans to send Congress another reprogramming request to fund the Air Operations Center Weapon System pathfinder, after a previous request was deferred and ultimately expired this fall.
The Air Force wants to increase the number of space intelligence officers:
Air Force Space Command is working to increase the level of intelligence support provided to its space operators by increasing its cadre of intelligence officers, making it easier to access critical information and improving its capacity to process data.
Keep an eye out for the Air Force validating the GPS ground control segment's Block 0 launch and checkout system next month:
Raytheon delivered the next-generation GPS ground control segment's Block 0 launch and checkout system to the Air Force late last month, the service confirmed this week.
The Air Force is figuring out the next steps for its battle management and command-and-control missions:
An Air Force Air Combat Command spokeswoman said this week the command is laying the groundwork for an Advanced Battle Management System analysis of alternatives to decide a way forward for the service's battle management and command-and-control missions.
Multidomain command and control is getting increased attention by the Air Force:
The Air Force will experiment with the idea of replicating parts of its air warfare organization across cyber and space, as part of the service's ongoing study of multidomain command and control.
The Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office could be getting more acquisition authority:
A new Air Force charter would seek to apply procurement authorities granted to the Rapid Capabilities Office to other high-priority programs, expanding the service's ability to streamline the acquisition process and field new capabilities more quickly.