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  • AFRL scientists, engineers to highlight technology advancements at DOD Lab Day

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory will highlight technology advancements in 13 different research areas in various stages of maturity during the third biennial Department of Defense Lab Day April 25, 2019, in the Pentagon center courtyard.DOD Lab Day is a showcase event to
  • New software development system saves time, money and benefits warfighter

    Software engineers in the 517th Software Engineering Squadron have developed a new workflow system and software development methodology to significantly reduce the time it takes to deliver software to customers.
  • Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

    To launch the Air Force Materiel Command Year of Innovation campaign, Air Force Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, AFMC deputy commander, offers his perspectives on innovation and the innovation culture required to research, develop, test, field and sustain Air Force systems and platforms to outpace the adversary.
  • 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.
  • Bradley challenges industry to help CROWS succeed

    CROWS stood up three years ago in response to National Defense Authorization Act of 2016, section 1647, which asked the military to analyze the cyber vulnerabilities of major weapons systems and report findings back to Congress. In 2018, Congress fully funded the Air Force’s cyber resiliency office, and it is now able to execute its mission. One of the missions is to find ways to standardize cyber resiliency in the acquisition process, and thereby reduce the burden on Airmen charged with ensuring weapons systems keep pace with threats.
  • 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.
  • AFRL leads Pro-Bowl Sprint to enhance contract award process

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Contracting, financial and technical personnel from across the Air Force awarded more than 160 contracts to small businesses valued at $58 million during a five-day Pro-Bowl Sprint led by the Air Force Research Laboratory at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Austin, Texas Feb 25 to Mar 1. Twenty-five professionals
  • IT summit scripts Hanscom for success

    Hanscom AFB hosted the summit and is home to Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks as well as PEO Digital, which collectively manage the entire Air Force network and many of the physical and digital weapons systems that run on it. The summit provided an opportunity for 152 attendees, split nearly evenly between government and industry, to plan how to integrate legacy systems while acquiring the best private sector systems and processes to support the warfighter.
  • IMLCI Together Everyone Achieves More

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate is working on a new program that will improve information sharing and management in the Air Force logistics community.Known as the Item Master Logistics Capabilities Initiative (IMLCI), the program will standardize and
  • Joint test effort augments Navy, USMC F-35 night refueling

    The F-35 program recently completed testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable the Navy and Marine Corps F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night. Flight testing of the redesigned light, which attaches to a refueling probe, was led by Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland, and it was supported by

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