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  • AFMC to host Digital Campaign Virtual Industry Exchange Day

    The Air Force Materiel Command will host a Digital Campaign Virtual Industry Exchange Day, July 30, to gather input and feedback from academia and industry on the newly-launched priority effort.“We need to streamline the design, development, acquisition and testing to get technology to our

  • DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DoD

    The Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF-ACT) executed a $126 million contract on May 1 for expanded production of N95 masks—26 million per month—starting in October. The contract, awarded to 3M, will increase the supply chain of N95 masks and resupply the Strategic

  • Air Force realigns Program Executive Officers

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) -- In the coming months, the Air Force will restructure portions of its acquisition mission area to better provide unsurpassed capabilities and support to the Joint Forces and our International Partners.  The Air Force Materiel Command’s Air Force Life Cycle

  • DOD Establishes Task Force to Meet U.S. Medical Equipment Needs

    The Defense Department has established a task force to deal with daily requests it is receiving for medical and personal protective equipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, and others.

  • Collaboration for tomorrow’s Air Force

    Hanscom is home to the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Infrastructure Division, the team responsible for designing, testing and deploying the entire Air Force Network. Their mission partner, the 66th Air Base Group Communications and Information Division (SC), owns and

  • AFMC, ACC expand weapons system collaboration

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., commander, Air Force Materiel Command and Gen. Mike Holmes, commander, Air Combat Command, signed a memorandum of agreement establishing the Lead Wing Collaboration Program during the Technology and Acquisition Sustainment Review Conference, Jan. 29 at Joint Base

  • AFRL reimagines tech development with virtual reality

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – In a move the Wright Brothers likely never anticipated, but surely would approve, the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate is using a bicycle to demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality could revolutionize aircraft maintenance and

  • Roper: Air Force of the future is faster, smarter, bolder

    “To become a more competitive acquisition system, the Air Force needs to be aware of trends in technology,” Roper said. “The world is changing, we have to change with it. The key is to decide which technology will be successful and being able to act on those trends with a system that is leaner,

  • From aerodynamics to treehouses: acquisition skills apply across spectrum

    Mike Dent, chief of the Capital Improvements Branch at Arnold Air Force Base, built a “treehouse” near his residence in Tullahoma, complete with HVAC, bathroom and other amenities.During a Project Management Institute Lunch and Learn at Arnold in July, Dent used the treehouse project as an example