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  • 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 collaborative partnerships.At the Air Vehicles
  • 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, meaner and faster than our opponents.”
  • 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 of applying acquisition principles to large home
  • Air Force targets drones during latest Pitch Day

    The day-long event began with thirteen pitches from businesses, followed by deliberations by Air Force junior officers and civilians, who chose to award Phase 1 small business contracts to every Pitch Day participant. The afternoon included demonstrations from Northeastern University researchers, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and two entrepreneurs selected earlier in the day.
  • Air Force releases request for proposals for new ICBM system

    The request is for the weapon system’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and includes five production lot options to produce and deploy the weapon system.
  • BLUE: Blueprint to Battlefield

    Getting new technology from the lab bench to the warfighter has taken on new urgency as the Air Force explores innovative ways to move ideas quickly from blueprint to battlefield. Those efforts are already paying off with advancements that are having a direct effect on missions around the world.
  • ACE helps programs avoid risk and grows managers

    The ACE, which staffs acquisition experts at most Air Force Life Cycle Management Center locations, is responsible for providing a one-stop-shop for programs. There, personnel can find the latest tactics and training to tackle everything from complex, expensive Acquisition Category1 weapons systems to more rapidly executed Other Transaction Authorities and prototype agreements, like Section 804.
  • Air Force releases 2018 Acquisition Report

    The Air Force released the Fiscal Year 2018 Air Force Acquisition Annual Report April 2, emphasizing the need to field tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter.
  • Fraud training focuses on prevention and remediation

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Fraud counsel here and at Air Force Materiel Command invite all government employees to attend two different fraud training events in Massachusetts the first week of April.  The first training is at Hanscom, April 3 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in building 1604, room 242. This foundational course will focus on fraud
  • FEURY keeps TACPs in new theater safe

    Additional FEURY sites multiply the amount of ISR available to units and give combat Airmen the edge over their adversaries, according to the TACPs who use them. The office rolled out its capability to a new theater this February after securing funding, requirements, drafting a contract and deploying personnel and equipment to the Area of Responsibility. FEURY keeps Tactical Air Control Party Airmen safe behind the wire by increasing the availability of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sources while they conduct air support operations.
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