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  • ESC awards $79.5 million DEAMS System Integrator task order

    The Electronic Systems Center's Development and Fielding Systems Group here awarded a $79.5 million task order for System Integration support to configure, deploy, and conduct training for the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System program to Accenture LLP, Reston, Va. This decision follows a recent ESC award for the DEAMS commercial
  • "Medic warriors" put the star in C-STARS

    There was no luck involved in the professional and expeditious medical treatment provided to critically-injured military personnel as well as that given to ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt. Instead, the care was a result of the training their Critical Care Air Transport Team of doctors and nurses were given at one of three
  • Taking care of business

    When tasks are mounting and time is ticking, many people feel like they're in over their heads. However, with a little planning and organization, people can get more done in the day without losing their minds. Short suspenses, miles of e-mail traffic and clocks that never slow down can present road blocks on the daily path to getting the mission
  • Engineer to tour with Tops in Blue

    When 2nd Lt. Mary Ledet graduated in May 2004 from Notre Dame with her degree in electrical engineering and a brand new commission in the Air Force, she didn't expect to find herself performing with a world-famous entertainment group. Lieutenant Ledet was enjoying her work as a beam control/fire control engineer in the Airborne Laser program when
  • Directed Energy scientist's career honored

    One of the Air Force's most senior scientists, Dr. Robert Q. Fugate, was presented the Air Force's Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award at a ceremony here today, marking his retirement after 35 years of federal service. Dr. Fugate, the technical director at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Starfire Optical Range, received the award in
  • Nuclear deterrence still essential

    Nuclear deterrence, while somewhat passé given the end of the Cold War, remains essential to U.S. national security. Even as world socioeconomic ties become increasingly intertwined and national borders, once providing a modicum of security via law enforcement, are done away with – U.S. deterrence remains decisive. It’s the Minuteman missile, and
  • Edwards’ squadron writes book on CV-22 training

    By combining the capabilities of two distinctly different aircraft, the Air Force, working with the Navy and Marine Corps, is closer to providing warfighters advanced and reliable tools to accomplish their mission. Although the CV-22 Osprey is still undergoing developmental tests, it began moving into operational testing with Air Force Special
  • Electronic Systems Center gets ‘Smart’

    In a sweeping effort to improve its processes, the Air Force recently launched "Smart Operations 21," which combines key aspects of several industry efficiency tools. The most notable among them are Lean and Six Sigma, which have been used extensively to improve customer value while reducing waste, especially in manufacturing processes. As Gen.
  • Successful acquisition transformation tied to risk-based management

    Many acquisition stakeholders say acquisition programs take too long, cost too much, and lack credibility. The consequences, however, are unmistakable: they result in the cannibalization of programs to cover other priorities and they delay modernization. Ultimately what this means is reduced capability to the warfighter. These issues were the
  • Space Vehicles Directorate member earns presidential recognition

    When President Bush arrives in Albuquerque Feb. 2, one of his first official duties in the Duke City will be to present the President's Volunteer Service Award to a Space Vehicles Directorate member. The recipient is Mike Martin, a contract employee with Applied Technology Associates, Albuquerque, working as a cryogenic technician in the