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  • General outlines focus areas, philosophies, expectations at HRA meeting

    LEXINGTON, Mass. – Program Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt presented an overview of his strategic focus areas, leadership philosophies and key expectations to the Hanscom Representatives Association during a luncheon meeting Aug. 8.The general, who began his Air Force career at Hanscom in 1991, told the audience of current and
  • General outlines focus areas, philosophies, expectations at HRA meeting

    LEXINGTON, Mass. – Program Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt presented an overview of his strategic focus areas, leadership philosophies and key expectations to the Hanscom Representatives Association during a luncheon meeting Aug. 8.The general, who began his Air Force career at Hanscom in 1991, told the audience of current and
  • Sunny future for cloud-hosted AF apps

    Moving the portal onto the cloud is part of an ongoing effort to bring potentially hundreds of separate Air Force applications onto cloud-hosted platforms. The portal’s nearly three quarters of a million average users per month won’t see a break in service, but may notice increased reliability as the Air Force moves its software onto more modern hosting systems, provided by vendors like Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Computing Services and Amazon.
  • Sunny future for cloud-hosted AF apps

    Moving the portal onto the cloud is part of an ongoing effort to bring potentially hundreds of separate Air Force applications onto cloud-hosted platforms. The portal’s nearly three quarters of a million average users per month won’t see a break in service, but may notice increased reliability as the Air Force moves its software onto more modern hosting systems, provided by vendors like Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Computing Services and Amazon.
  • Crider: Solve problems that matter with data

    Crider also cited innovative data experimentation efforts led by the Multi-Domain Command and Control team at Hanscom as the basis for insights that will integrate command and control capabilities for the warfighter.
  • Schmidt digs into network acquisition

    “It’s harder, in this portfolio, to visualize what we’re giving to the warfighter than some of the other three PEO’s I’ve had the privilege to lead,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt. “But make no mistake, it doesn’t matter if you have the coolest B-21 or F-35 in the air, it won’t do any good for you without the awareness generated by networks we manage here.”
  • BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

    Making BACN a program of record is a way to formalize requirements and set up a predictable budget. The change happened officially March 30. For a system that has proved its value to warfighters for nearly a decade, becoming a POR means the program office here can bring better communications to any theater, while performing training, experimentation and testing to make the system more effective and user-friendly.
  • C3I&N PEO retires, asks Airmen to remember heritage

    Dennis talks a lot about family, and sometimes it’s unclear whether he’s talking about his personal life or his work life. The two overlap significantly. His son is a second lieutenant in the Battle Management Directorate here, working in a program office for AWACS that closely resembles Dennis’ second assignment after commissioning. He was a program manager at Hanscom in the formerly known Electronic Systems Division from 1984-1989.
  • Deployable landing system gives pilots global reach

    Airmen with the 46th Test Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, worked for several months to learn the setup process and basic maintenance of the D-ILS system. Their efforts will help standardize the setup checklists all air traffic control systems Airmen will use assembling D-ILS units around the globe. Developed runways have permanent systems, but undeveloped runways sometimes have no electronic landing system capability. D-ILS provides instrument landing capabilities where they never existed, or where they have been degraded by enemy action or natural disasters. It facilitates humanitarian relief operations and supports the 24-hour, 365-day potential operational footprint of the U.S. Air Force.
  • 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
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