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Members of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Advanced Tactical Acquisition Corps program on Capitol Hill for meetings with government leaders. ATAC selects talented acquisition professionals for leadership development and training and the opportunity to work as a team to find solutions to acquisition challenges. (Courtesy photo) ATAC continues to develop the next generation of Air Force leaders
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A group of mid-level military and civilian acquisition professionals from across the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Space and Missile Systems Center, recently completed the Advanced Tactical Acquisition Corps program, becoming the third cohort to do so.Developed in 2016, the three month
0 12/04
2017
1st Lt. Paul Stocklin leads a briefing. LT brings tech expertise to surveillance program
Stocklin, who was recently named Air Force Life Cycle Management company grade officer of the quarter, is 25 years old. He also works with users, providing a bridge between Airmen who operate surveillance systems, contractors building the system and combatant commanders charged with homeland defense.
0 11/29
2017
Potentially counterfeit circuit board. Fraud Working Group keeps supply chain genuine, safe
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Hanscom personnel can learn how to respond to reports of counterfeit materials supplied by manufacturers and potentially receive continuous learning points if they attend a an Air Force Fraud Working Group meeting Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Center here. The group meets biannually, providing real-world
0 10/19
2017
seven of the eight Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Financial Management Airmen who earned annual awards Aug. 29 for managing more than $4 billion in Air Force acquisitions. Calculating financial management’s annual awards
Financial Management Airmen from every AFLCMC site provided oversight to more than 22,000 contracts representing $50 billion in Air Force expenditures. Forty-nine judges evaluated 237 nomination packages and settled on awards for 26 AFLCMC individuals and three team categories.
0 9/05
2017
The Thor weather forecasting supercomputer acquired in May 2017 by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., generates thunderstorm likelihood and potential, and compiles many other weather scenarios that could impact military operations. When purchased, Thor was ranked the 150th most powerful supercomputer on earth, and is now located at Offutt AFB, Neb. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Benjamin Newell) Supercomputing the weather with ‘Thor’
Thor models global weather patterns and provides individual air bases and army units with specific forecasts for areas as small as 17 square kilometers. The computer system is comprised of nearly 1,000 individual blade servers. Thor’s increased capacity allows weather Airmen at Offutt to generate initial conditions and process them. Locally produced baseline data, combined with Thor’s increased processing speed, results in forecasts reaching the warfighter in half the time. This gives forecasters and mission planners up to three extra hours to exploit forecasts.
0 8/24
2017
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
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) AFLCMC awards major long range radar contract
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here awarded the Raytheon Company a $52.6 million contract May 11, 2017, for the three-dimensional expeditionary long-range radar system.
0 5/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo Registration open for upcoming focus week
Registration is now open for the Jan. 23 to 27 Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Focus Week.
0 1/12
2017
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