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  • Maria, Irma make landfall for Hanscom Airmen

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Master Sgt. Sharlyne Acevedo, Acquisition Intelligence Division superintendent at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here, first heard her family survived Hurricane Maria’s direct hit on Puerto Rico seven full days after landfall. In order to get word to

  • Airman accepts Marine Corps challenge

    Airman 1st Class Colby Morin, a member of the 66th Security Forces Squadron, volunteered to attend the U.S. Marine Corps’ Lance Corporal Seminar during a deployment to Southeast Asia.

  • AFRL kicks off Commander’s Challenge 2017

    DAYTON, Ohio – The 2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander’s Challenge kicked off with teams and leaders from around Air Force Materiel Command coming together for a three-day conference at the Wright Brothers Institute Tec^Edge Innovation and Collaboration Center here Aug. 2, 2017.  AFRL

  • $93 million contract keeps missile warning system vigilant

    “A missile launch starts a timer,” said SEWS Program Manager Capt. Frank Schiavone. “We’re working hard to provide the combatant commands and partner nations with as many extra seconds as possible so they can begin countermeasures, warn their populations, and protect themselves.”

  • Acquisition as wargame

    The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly 1 million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30, 2017, at the Hanscom Conference Center.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams was

  • CENTAUR speaks all languages

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Personnel at Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-Hanscom are ensuring intelligence can be quickly, securely shared with allies by performing pre-contract market research for maintenance of a program called CENTAUR.The Cross-Domain Enterprise All-Source User

  • Hanscom proves PlugTest acquisition model

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center personnel here completed the first successful Air Force PlugTest of software for Electronic Flight Bags June 9, resulting in a $1.3 million contract award.   PlugTests pit potential contractors against each other by hosting

  • Center awards major long-range radar contract

    The contract award covers the engineering and manufacturing development of three production representative units, but allows the ability to exercise options for low-rate production, interim contractor support, and full rate production when appropriate.

  • $40 million upgrade for Thule radar unifies missile shield sites

    The Air Force awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a $40 million contract to modify the Upgraded Early Warning Radar station on Thule Air Base, Greenland, in December 2016. Processor and software modifications reduce the amount of equipment required to operate the radar, which reduces energy

  • Holocaust survivor recalls flight from Nazis

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Fred Manasse fled Nazi Germany across five European countries and over the Pyrenees Mountains as a child and shared his experiences during Holocaust Remembrance Day here Monday. Manasse spoke about his Jewish family’s persecution and the murder of his father, sister