U.S. Air Force cyber security technicians with the 355th Communications Squadron review work orders at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., Sept. 26, 2018. Cyber security technicians are tasked with safeguarding operational and communications security for installation computer and phone systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Frankie D. Moore)

Air Force updates Digital University with new career tracks

The Air Force's Digital University launched new features aimed at making it more accessible to users looking to develop tech skills.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, uses a virtual reality training device at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March 7, 2019. Doherty met with Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Squadron’s innovation flight and was shown numerous innovations and integrated modern technologies within the training squadron focusing not only on student instruction but instructor development as well. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)

Air Force continues push on virtual training with new contracts

The Air Force wants to train more pilots virtually, leaders have said. They anticipate more virtual training to be safer and more effective for young pilots.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Braeden Pruett, 355th Communications Squadron cyber security technician, updates information assurance officer training slides at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2018. Cyber security technicians must ensure the protection of installation operational and communications security while also training personnel on securing sensitive information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Frankie D. Moore)

As Air Force’s Digital U grows its ranks, it looks to refine course work

3,000 airmen have signed up, from the lowest-ranking officers to a two star general.
200106-N-SB299-1005 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 6, 2020) Lt. Aaron Van Driessche, Warfare Tactics Instructor at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Detachment San Diego pilots the US Navy’s virtual combat curriculum with Sailors aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) inside the newly launched portable simulator, the On Demand Trainer. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Millar/Released)

‘STEM Corps’ legislation would fill DOD’s gaps in tech talent

The bill by Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Andy Kim, D-N.J., would create a scholarship pool for students to receive tuition assistance in exchange for service in…