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  • Faster, smarter: Speed is key in acquisition reform

    Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, spoke about fielding tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter by reforming the acquisition process at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Dec. 28.
  • Air Force aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach

    A new acquisition program has the potential to help the Air Force save $2 billion and make it a more lethal fighting force, Air Force acquisition leaders believe.
  • AFLCMC ‘entwined’ with senior leader goals

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Air Force acquisition is battling the pincer effect of shrinking workforces and expanding portfolios, according to Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, who spoke at a defense industry event in Bedford, Massachusetts, Thursday.  McMurry, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, which oversees the total life cycle
  • How to speedily procure secure software. Really.

    Developed in 2016, the three-month Advanced Tactical Acquisition Corps program selects up-and-coming acquisition professionals across the acquisition community and charges them to develop solutions to the biggest problems in military procurement. The team tackled how to acquire software using agile methods, while adhering to stringent and necessary cyber security requirements.
  • 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
  • Annual acquisition conference focuses on 'decisive edge'

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Hundreds of acquisition and industry professionals gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology here June 13-14, for two days of demonstrations and presentations from some of the greatest and brightest minds in acquisition, technology, intelligence and sustainment.  Hosted by the Air Force Life Cycle
  • AFLCMC keeps 'em flying

    America's oldest, most lethal and most versatile bomber, the B-52 Stratofortress, recently began combat operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, marking another engagement in a long line of conflicts for an aircraft that has been flying since before the Vietnam War.The challenge for the Air Force has been keeping the
  • Visit provides acquisition flexibility information, processes

    Members from the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and the Air Force Research Lab visited here March 31, 2016, to address flexibility in acquisition with the workforce.The presentations specifically focused on "Other Transaction Authority," explaining what OTA is, how and why to use it, along with some guidelines
  • LCMC, C-5M Super Galaxy -- in good company

    The National Aeronautic Association announced earlier this month that the C-5M Super Galaxy has been nominated as one of nine finalists for the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy.Known as the benchmark of aerospace achievement, past winners have included the crews of Apollo 11 and Apollo 8, the Mercury 7, Howard Hughes, the B-52, F-22 and International
  • KC-46A Pegasus conducts 1st in-flight refueling demonstration

    The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter Jan. 24, 2016, to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.The Pegasus passed 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 piloted by Lt. Col. Daniel Alix, 416st Flight Test Squadron, 412th Test Wing
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