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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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