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  • Crider: Solve problems that matter with data

    Crider also cited innovative data experimentation efforts led by the Multi-Domain Command and Control team at Hanscom as the basis for insights that will integrate command and control capabilities for the warfighter.
  • Schmidt digs into network acquisition

    “It’s harder, in this portfolio, to visualize what we’re giving to the warfighter than some of the other three PEO’s I’ve had the privilege to lead,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt. “But make no mistake, it doesn’t matter if you have the coolest B-21 or F-35 in the air, it won’t do any good for you without the awareness generated by networks we manage here.”
  • Hanscom supplies comms on demand

    The 386th Expeditionary Communications Squadron trains with a communication fly-away kit for these what-if scenarios. A program office at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, was responsible for gathering requirements from the users in the field. Today, the Theater Deployable Communications office sustains the hardware through warranty repairs and annual software licensing support.
  • Agile conquers New Horizons

    Often associated with software development, agile acquisition traces its roots to the private industry technology sector, where it evolved as a way to rapidly build, field, test and rebuild components and applications.
  • Event honors past, present, future Airmen

    The African-American and Black History Month Committee held an event at the Minuteman Commons here Feb. 22 that featured Airmen in times of war from the past, present and future.
  • Allied C2 Capabilities RAMPed Up

    RAMP, the Royal Saudi Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control Systems Modernization Program, is an extensive mission computing and communications upgrade program, turning current Block 30/35 AWACS into the 40/45 configuration. The International Airborne Battle Management Command and Control Division here awarded this first contract to the Boeing Co.
  • AFLCMC ‘entwined’ with senior leader goals

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Air Force acquisition is battling the pincer effect of shrinking workforces and expanding portfolios, according to Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry, who spoke at a defense industry event in Bedford, Massachusetts, Thursday.  McMurry, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, which oversees the total life cycle
  • Hanscom studies clouds for combat

    The Cloud Analysis and Modeling Prototype, or CAMP project, uses the relief efforts staged following 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as a model for major military operations in which many users require access to multiple tiers of information hosted on an open cloud. The period of performance for the MOC cloud computing research contract is one year, at a cost of $600,000.
  • Deployable landing system gives pilots global reach

    Airmen with the 46th Test Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, worked for several months to learn the setup process and basic maintenance of the D-ILS system. Their efforts will help standardize the setup checklists all air traffic control systems Airmen will use assembling D-ILS units around the globe. Developed runways have permanent systems, but undeveloped runways sometimes have no electronic landing system capability. D-ILS provides instrument landing capabilities where they never existed, or where they have been degraded by enemy action or natural disasters. It facilitates humanitarian relief operations and supports the 24-hour, 365-day potential operational footprint of the U.S. Air Force.
  • 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 Acevedo, they asked a cousin, whose family lived near
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