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A member of a Cyber Protection Team participates in the Air Force's Exercise Black Demon, designed to validate his ability to protect and defend specific critical missions or assests. Unlike other communications specialists who work to defend and protect an entire network, CPTs have advanced training and skillsets that go deeper into locating and then neutralizing the threats posed to high priority missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia) The story our network tells
By taking the pulse of the Air Force network, Acquisition personnel here hope to improve security, reduce maintenance costs and mine data produced by millions of daily operations.
0 8/18
2017
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
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 7/07
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
0 7/06
2017
Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center Operations Analyst, 1st Lt. Kyle Palko, presents hardened electronic flight bag applications, submitted by private firms, to Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Commander Lt. Gen. John Thompson and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein March 28, 2017. Also on hand are EFB PlugTest Program Manager Brittany Ridings and Master Sgt. Benjamin Lewis, Air Mobility Command loadmaster and EFB program expert. Goldfein toured the HCIC and underscored the importance of multi-domain connectivity during his March 28-30 tour of Hanscom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Herlihy)
 
Aircrew test secured Electronic Flight Bags at Hanscom
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Private industry is competing to provide aircrew with upgraded Electronic Flight Bag applications in a PlugTest event at the Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center. EFBs are used by aircrew to plan, execute and debrief flights. Applications on the tablets enable pilots and their crews to determine weather
0 5/08
2017
1st Lt. Justin D'olimpio, 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander, points at a Tactical Meteorological Observation System, or TMQ-53, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 16, 2016. Global weather stations like these feed meteorological data collection efforts logged by Airmen at the 14th Weather Squadron in Asheville, North Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)
Weather Squadron tech refresh keeps reports flowing to combatant commanders
The requests for proposal were released in January. AFLCMC-Hanscom expects an award announcement in the coming weeks, according to Rouleau. The selected company will upgrade the systems at a contract value of $3 million.
0 4/12
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brett Pierson, a pilot with the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refers to his personal computer tablet during preflight checks aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft bound for a refueling mission in Afghanistan May 8, 2011, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., is working with industry to provide Air Mobility Command pilots with hardened digital tablets, which can withstand digital attack and electronic interference during flight, replacing hundreds of pages of printed material with secure electronic flight bags. This acquisition method, known as a plug-test can quickly put needed tools in the hands of warfighters, before the technology is outdated. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. William Greer) Fast Acquisitions: Not an Oxymoron at Hanscom
Several acquisition techniques, like Other Transaction Authorities and plug-test prototype demonstrations, where Airmen get hands-on exposure to test equipment they need before purchasing, are available to industry through the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom. These techniques could lead to putting cutting-edge tools in the hands of deployed Airmen in a matter of weeks and months, rather than years.
0 2/21
2017
Dr. John Wertz, a materials research scientist in the Materials State Awareness Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, demonstrates Digital Thread concept applications to aircraft maintenance activities. Real time aircraft data, checklists and feedback through Digital Thread capabilities can enable better decision making by warfighters on the field, enhancing life cycle sustainment of Air Force platforms.  (U.S. Air Force photo / Marisa Alia-Novobilski) Digital Thread laces decision-making, data for Air Force acquisition
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio --  As information technology has advanced and improved over the years, modeling and simulation tools, sophisticated analytical capabilities and data analytics have increased in importance throughout a product’s life cycle. For the Air Force, a concept born in the lab is set to change the way weapon systems are
0 2/17
2017
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