Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to hold inaugural industry outreach event

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will host its inaugural Life Cycle Industry Days Sept. 14-16 at the University of Dayton River Campus, located at 1700 South Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio, 45469.


Life Cycle Industry Days is a first-time event led by the Air Force and designed to encourage new relationships between government and industry.


“We want to provide a forum to talk about near and long-term requirements and give large and small businesses alike the opportunity to discuss potential partnerships,” said Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, AFLCMC commander. “We’ve worked directly with our industry partners to develop a content-driven agenda focused on topics that span the complete acquisition life cycle.”


The cafeteria-style agenda will allow participants to choose the topics most relevant to their interests.


LCID will feature senior leader guest speakers from Air Force Strategic Plans and Requirements, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, AFLCMC, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, the Air Force Institute of Technology and industry.

Presentations will cover wide-ranging relevant subjects to include experimentation and prototyping, hot issues in source selection, weapon systems cyber resiliency, sustainment technology, small business discussions, partnerships and many others. Presentations Sept. 14-15 will set the stage for one-one-one discussions slated for Sept. 16.

Discussions between the Air Force and Industry and large and small industries are intended to pave the way to future business endeavors between government and industry as well as between industry and industry.


The complete agenda, speaker list and additional information on Life Cycle Industry Days is available on the event’s website at:


Any media interested in covering the event should contact AFLCMC public affairs at (937) 522-3252 to make arrangements.