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U.S. Army Capt. Beth Carriere, right, a physician assistant assigned to the Vermont National Guard's Medical Detachment, Task Force Bravo, briefs her team on how to organize the donated medications from various organizations at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Sept. 28, 2017. Maria, Irma make landfall for Hanscom Airmen
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Master Sgt. Sharlyne Acevedo, Acquisition Intelligence Division superintendent at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here, first heard her family survived Hurricane Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico seven full days after landfall. In order to get word to Acevedo, they asked a cousin, whose family lived near
0 10/03
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) Acquisition personnel assess Air Force network operations
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
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) $93 million contract keeps missile warning system vigilant
“A missile launch starts a timer,” said SEWS Program Manager Capt. Frank Schiavone. “We’re working hard to provide the combatant commands and partner nations with as many extra seconds as possible so they can begin countermeasures, warn their populations, and protect themselves.”
0 7/13
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 1 million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30, 2017, at the Hanscom Conference Center.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams was required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
0 7/07
2017
On the operations floor of Exercise Empire Challenge, held at Langley Air Force Base, Va., in 2009, U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and military forces from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Japan tested interoperability. During the exercise, participants used Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, which provides a digital safe space where U.S. and allied nations can link their intelligence-gathering systems and share information, including full motion video, photo imagery, documents and secure chat.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech Sgt. Randy Redman) CENTAUR speaks all languages
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Personnel at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom are ensuring intelligence can be quickly, securely shared with allies by performing pre-contract market research for maintenance of a program called CENTAUR.The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User Repository, or CENTAUR, provides a digital safe space
0 6/22
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) Center awards major long-range radar contract
The contract award covers the engineering and manufacturing development of three production representative units, but allows the ability to exercise options for low-rate production, interim contractor support, and full rate production when appropriate.
0 5/11
2017
Current state of early warning radar upgrades depicts various mission sets for the five solid-state early warning radars arrayed throughout the globe. A series of updates beginning in the late 1990s and culminating in 2020 adds the missile defense mission and brings all five sites to a common hardware and software configuration. (U.S. Air Force graphic) $40 million upgrade for Thule radar unifies missile shield sites
The Air Force awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a $40 million contract to modify the Upgraded Early Warning Radar station on Thule Air Base, Greenland, in December 2016. Processor and software modifications reduce the amount of equipment required to operate the radar, which reduces energy consumption and sustainment costs over the long-term. The Air Force plans to complete all current modifications by 2020.
0 5/02
2017
Collaboration Pathfinder Air Force begins migrating email to cloud-based system in 2017
The dreaded “your mailbox is full” message will soon be a thing of the past under a recent directive by the Air Force Space Command to realign resources to more critical priorities and outsourcing services like email.   The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force Network Integration Center partnered with industry under the
0 2/13
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force looks to ensure cyber resiliency in weapons systems through new office
The Air Force, through its Life Cycle Management Center, has stood up the Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems, often called CROWS.
0 1/03
2017
The A-10 System Program Office team receives the 2015 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award Aug. 31 during a meeting of AFMC leaders at Hill AFB. The award is presented annually based upon objective criteria to the AFMC program office with the most improved performance in fleet sustainment during the given fiscal year, and is named after Dr. James Roche, a former U.S. Navy officer and the 20th Secretary of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) A-10 team garners 2015 Roche Sustainment Excellence Award
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s A-10 Division at Hill AFB, Utah has been honored with the 2015 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award.
0 8/31
2016
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