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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Skyborg program seeks industry input for artificial intelligence initiative

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force office of Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation at the Air Force Research Laboratory is working on fielding a prototype Autonomous, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle as an Early Operational Capability as early as 2023.The program is known