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  • Air Force, Army build on joint contracting operations with JFCE 2021

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Army and Air Force contracting experts are strengthening joint operations by reviving joint exercises, beginning with the Joint Force Contracting Exercise 2021 June 21-25 at numerous locations.The JFCE, the first Air Force/Army training exercise since 2017, gave contracting teams the chance to practice unity of
  • Contracting Airmen, Soldiers ready for joint contracting exercise

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Contracting Soldiers from across the U.S. Army’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command are joining their Air Force counterparts June 21-25 for the virtual 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise.With the 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise, or JFCE-21, contracting teams will execute the
  • AFICC dashboard to help cleanup custodial costs

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Air Force Installation Contracting Center is set to launch a new dashboard in the coming weeks that will help installations save money with custodial services.The Custodial Services Dashboard directly supports category management, a federal government-wide initiative that drives organizations to
  • Air Force awards more than 450 contracts in 12 days

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force awarded more than 450 research and development contracts in 12 days totaling $140 million, during the Air Force’s latest contracting sprint, July 29-Aug. 2 in Boston.The Air Force contracting sprint is an accelerated acquisition process, which evaluates potentially innovative technologies for
  • Cybersecurity Town Hall emphasizes information protection for supply chain, acquisition

    The importance of protecting the Defense Department’s controlled unclassified information during acquisition and contracting processes was stressed during a series of Cybersecurity Town Hall events hosted by the Air Force Materiel Command May 7. The event served as an opportunity to educate the acquisition and cybersecurity workforce on the implementation of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, and focused on information protection throughout the supply chain and the responsibility of stakeholders across DOD and industry.
  • Contracting officer representative app among eight finalists for AFIMSC’s inaugural ‘Innovation Rodeo’

    One in a series profiling our AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo finalists. For more on the finalists and rodeo results, visit https://www.afimsc.af.mil/Innovation/
  • New podcast targets Air Force contracting, acquisition fields

    “The Contracting Experience” is a new Air Force Materiel Command podcast for the contracting workforce that provides insight into evolving issues, high-performance leadership and lessons from the field through conversations with acquisition influencers and Contracting leaders.
  • Contracting office helps base fill goods, services needs

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With approximately 27,000 inhabitants, a grocery store, banks, hospital, police force, restaurants and movie theater, etc., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is often compared to a mid-size city.A key player in the successful operation of the “city” is the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Installation
  • 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.
  • 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.
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