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  • Acquisition chief to host AFVentures-focused 'Ask Me Anything'

    Col. Nate Diller, AFWERX director, will moderate and co-host the live, virtual event that provides an opportunity for Airmen and Space Professionals, industry partners, the American public and members of the media to directly engage with Roper and Diller on all things AFVentures.
  • Virtual forum brings the logistics community together with Air Force senior leaders

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center held its second Annual AFLCMC Program Support Manager Forum, which ran from July 14-16. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event was held virtually and drew over 200 participants from across the center. The Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr. provided the forum’s opening keynote
  • Rapidly deployed digital tool advances energy in wargaming effort

    In a shortened timeline of 12 weeks, engineers from OSD's Cost Assessment and Evaluation Program (CAPE) augmented the modeling and simulation tool SWIFT (Standard Wargame Integration Facilitation Toolkit) to play the first joint wargame focused solely on energy and fuel logistics, the Joint Forces Energy Wargame (JFEW). The tool enabled deeper analysis and after-action reporting, which helped to identify critical energy challenges for the Air Force and Joint Operations.
  • Two OAY medics share how they support USAF

    Two medical Airmen selected as the Air Force’s 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award share their experiences, and how they support the Air Force both at home and abroad.
  • DLA national account managers adapt to Air Force goals

    DLA’s seven-member Air Force National Account Manager team works with logisticians and planners at Air Force headquarters to increase service readiness.
  • Roper: Air Force of the future is faster, smarter, bolder

    “To become a more competitive acquisition system, the Air Force needs to be aware of trends in technology,” Roper said. “The world is changing, we have to change with it. The key is to decide which technology will be successful and being able to act on those trends with a system that is leaner, meaner and faster than our opponents.”
  • Task force analyzes operational efficiency – one airframe at a time

    Have you ever wondered if the Air Force is flying as efficiently as possible? Well, you’re not alone…and there’s a task force to find out. The Energy Analysis Task Force (EATF), led by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force Operational Energy, has been systematically visiting Air Force bases around the country to observe actual training and mission flights, and speak with flight crews (to include operators and maintainers) about flight operations, practices, and aircraft requirements that have an impact on aviation fuel efficiency. The goal: to identify optimization best practices (and the challenges to implementing them) across each airframe, and produce a report that recommends which initiatives, processes, and technologies could have the greatest benefit to capability and readiness.
  • $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.
  • S&T 18 Wargame tests Air Force science, technology concepts for 2038

    Capability concepts to ensure the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win in the year 2038 were put to the test during the Air Force Materiel Command’s Science and Technology Wargame 2018, Nov. 5 to 9. The games tested the military utility of more than 30 next-generation warfighting capabilities against real-world operational scenarios, with the goal of identifying the concepts that work the best and to provide feedback to improve others with the potential for success.
  • AFMC capability roadmap key to evolutionary supply chain risk management

    Modern supply chain risk management requires a “cradle-to-grave” approach that accounts for risks from the time a requirement is identified through development, sustainment and ultimate retirement of the same. A comprehensive, cohesive capability roadmap for SCRM is the driving force behind the work of a cross-functional team led by the Air Force Materiel Command’s Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate.
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