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  • Big wins for small business expected at Air Force Space Pitch Day

    During Air Force Space Pitch Day, small businesses and startups pitch to a specific Air Force space mission set in hopes of scoring a contract with the Air Force.
  • Air Force awards more than 450 contracts in 12 days

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force awarded more than 450 research and development contracts in 12 days totaling $140 million, during the Air Force’s latest contracting sprint, July 29-Aug. 2 in Boston.The Air Force contracting sprint is an accelerated acquisition process, which evaluates potentially innovative technologies for
  • 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.
  • Hill Airmen participate in contracting-focused field exercise

    Airmen from the Contracting Directorate, 75th Comptroller Squadron and 75th Judge Advocate participated in the field exercise. They joined in regular military drills and simulations, such as donning their chemical gear, self-aid buddy care and care under fire, but also responded to training scenarios specific to the contracting mission.
  • Cybersecurity Town Hall emphasizes information protection for supply chain, acquisition

    The importance of protecting the Defense Department’s controlled unclassified information during acquisition and contracting processes was stressed during a series of Cybersecurity Town Hall events hosted by the Air Force Materiel Command May 7. The event served as an opportunity to educate the acquisition and cybersecurity workforce on the implementation of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, and focused on information protection throughout the supply chain and the responsibility of stakeholders across DOD and industry.
  • Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day: New contracts, new partners

    More than 20 Hanscom personnel reviewed documents leading up to pitch day, with two smaller teams traveling to the event March 6-7 to award final contracts. By the end, 38 companies received on-the-spot agreements to solve specific problems facing Program Executive Offices Digital and Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks. Two thirds of Pitch Day’s prompts originated in Hanscom PEOs.
  • Air Force invites 59 small businesses, start-ups to Air Force Pitch Day

    The Air Force is inviting 59 small businesses and start-ups to pitch live at the first Air Force Pitch Day hosted in New York March 6 and 7.
  • Contracting officer representative app among eight finalists for AFIMSC’s inaugural ‘Innovation Rodeo’

    One in a series profiling our AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo finalists. For more on the finalists and rodeo results, visit https://www.afimsc.af.mil/Innovation/
  • $40M available for start-ups, small businesses through Air Force Pitch Day

    The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort.
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