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Capt. Evangeline Fleischaker, Early Warning System program lead from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., briefs a traditional acquisition approach during the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Transformational Innovation’s pilot acquisition wargame June 30, 2017, at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Fleischaker’s team was challenged to find a solution for a malware vulnerability that could, in the premise of the wargame, disable nearly a million desktop, laptop and mobile devices during a wargame held June 26-30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Newell) Acquisition as wargame
The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly one million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30 at the Hanscom Conference Center here.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams were required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
0 7/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo Registration open for summer focus week
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The next Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Focus Week will take place July 24 to 28 and registration is currently open.As in the past, there are both local courses and those available via distance learning through Defense Collaboration Services. Organizers have highlighted certain offerings that they believe
0 7/14
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) $93 million contract keeps missile warning system vigilant
“A missile launch starts a timer,” said SEWS Program Manager Capt. Frank Schiavone. “We’re working hard to provide the combatant commands and partner nations with as many extra seconds as possible so they can begin countermeasures, warn their populations, and protect themselves.”
0 7/13
2017
Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, provides command and control of air power throughout Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and 17 other nations. The CAOC, and more than 20 other Air Operations Centers throughout the world, rely on the Air Operations Center weapons system, managed, sustained and upgraded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang) Airmen given direct access to AOC development process
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force announced its Air Operations Center weapons system will be upgraded using industry best-practice Agile DevOps software development processes through an effort called AOC Pathfinder. The Pathfinder is expected to provide modernized AOC capabilities to the warfighter within one calendar year of initiation
0 7/13
2017
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski (center), commander of Air Force Materiel Command; Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry, AFMC vice commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, AFMC command chief, prepare to cut a cake commemorating AFMC's 25th anniversary. A brief ceremony marking the occasion took place in Headquarters AFMC's Sarris Auditorium July 10, 2017. The command's 25th birthday was July 1. On July 1, 1992, Air Force Logistics Command and Air Force Systems Command combined to form AFMC, a single, streamlined organization with an expanded mission. The new command built upon AFLC's expertise in providing worldwide logistics support -- including maintenance, modification and overhaul of weapon systems -- and AFSC's expertise in science, technology, research, development and testing. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez) Happy 25th birthday, AFMC!
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command (center); Maj. Gen. Warren D. Berry (left), AFMC vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, AFMC command chief, prepare to cut a cake commemorating AFMC's 25th anniversary. A brief ceremony marking the occasion took place in
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Senior Airman Aldo Enriquez, 88th Security Forces patrolman, checks an ID card of a motorist entering the base at the newly opened Gate 19B at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 12, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth) Got visitors coming? Make sure they have REAL ID
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Anyone bringing guests on base from Oregon, or 27 other states and territories, in the near future, should be sure their guests have a REAL ID. REAL ID doesn’t mean that their current driver’s licenses and IDs are fake; it’s a program designed to increase security and keep people safe.REAL ID refers to the
0 7/07
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley McDonald, 88th Air Base Wing commander holds the U.S. flag during the Run for the Fallen on Area B flight line at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, September 9, 2016.  The Run for the Fallen provides an opportunity to remember and honor those who lost their lives and recognize those who continue to defend the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michelle Gigante) Volunteers needed for Run for the Fallen
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Volunteers are needed as the Wright-Patterson community continues to honor those who perished in the 9/11 attacks with the fourth annual Run for the Fallen scheduled for September 11, 2017. Led by the Wright-Patterson Company Grade Officers’ Council, they’re looking for volunteers to help set up mile markers
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2017
On the operations floor of Exercise Empire Challenge, held at Langley Air Force Base, Va., in 2009, U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and military forces from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Japan tested interoperability. During the exercise, participants used Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, which provides a digital safe space where U.S. and allied nations can link their intelligence-gathering systems and share information, including full motion video, photo imagery, documents and secure chat.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech Sgt. Randy Redman) CENTAUR speaks all languages
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., -- Personnel at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom are ensuring intelligence can be quickly, securely shared with allies by performing pre-contract market research for maintenance of a program called CENTAUR.The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, provides a digital safe space
0 7/06
2017
U.S. Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Joshua Hames, a loadmaster assigned to the 327th Airlift Squadron, refers to his Electronic Flight Bag, on how he should rig the extraction parachute to the load at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Feb. 16, 2016. Hames is in upgrade training as part of the 913th Airlift Group’s transition from the “H” model to the “J” model, and is trained to use the EFB in order to complete certain tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston/Released)
  
Hanscom proves PlugTest acquisition model
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., - Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center personnel here completed the first successful Air Force PlugTest of software for Electronic Flight Bags June 9, resulting in a $1.3 million contract award.   PlugTests pit potential contractors against each other by hosting systems on accessible military networks and
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2017
Drew Kuesel had his cholesterol checked recently by Karen McGinnis, health promotion specialist with Civilian Health Promotion Services. (U.S. Air Force photo/W. Eugene Barnett)   Free resources help DOD civilians maintain & improve their health
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Materiel Command and Federal Occupational Health Civilian Health Promotion Services partnered to create opportunities to improve civilian health and well-being through health screenings, educational classes and awareness campaigns through the Civilian Health Promo Services.“CHPS” core mission
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2017
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