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License Plate Graphic Acquisition Innovation. How to speedily procure secure software. Really.
Developed in 2016, the three-month Advanced Tactical Acquisition Corps program selects up-and-coming acquisition professionals across the acquisition community and charges them to develop solutions to the biggest problems in military procurement. The team tackled how to acquire software using agile methods, while adhering to stringent and necessary cyber security requirements.
0 12/15
2017
Potentially counterfeit circuit board. Fraud Working Group keeps supply chain genuine, safe
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Hanscom personnel can learn how to respond to reports of counterfeit materials supplied by manufacturers and potentially receive continuous learning points if they attend an Air Force Fraud Working Group meeting Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Conference Center here. The group meets biannually, providing real-world
0 10/19
2017
seven of the eight Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Financial Management Airmen who earned annual awards Aug. 29 for managing more than $4 billion in Air Force acquisitions. Calculating financial management’s annual awards
Financial Management Airmen from every AFLCMC site provided oversight to more than 22,000 contracts representing $50 billion in Air Force expenditures. Forty-nine judges evaluated 237 nomination packages and settled on awards for 26 AFLCMC individuals and three team categories.
0 8/31
2017
The Thor weather forecasting supercomputer acquired in May 2017 by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., generates thunderstorm likelihood and potential, and compiles many other weather scenarios that could impact military operations. When purchased, Thor was ranked the 150th most powerful supercomputer on earth, and is now located at Offutt AFB, Neb. (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Benjamin Newell) Supercomputing the weather with ‘Thor’
Thor models global weather patterns and provides individual air bases and army units with specific forecasts for areas as small as 17 square kilometers. The computer system is comprised of nearly 1,000 individual blade servers. Thor’s increased capacity allows weather Airmen at Offutt to generate initial conditions and process them. Locally produced baseline data, combined with Thor’s increased processing speed, results in forecasts reaching the warfighter in half the time. This gives forecasters and mission planners up to three extra hours to exploit forecasts.
0 8/24
2017
A member of a Cyber Protection Team participates in the Air Force's Exercise Black Demon, designed to validate his ability to protect and defend specific critical missions or assests. Unlike other communications specialists who work to defend and protect an entire network, CPTs have advanced training and skillsets that go deeper into locating and then neutralizing the threats posed to high priority missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia) The story our network tells
By taking the pulse of the Air Force network, Acquisition personnel here hope to improve security, reduce maintenance costs and mine data produced by millions of daily operations.
0 8/18
2017
Capt. Evangeline Fleischaker, Early Warning System program lead from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., briefs a traditional acquisition approach during the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Transformational Innovation’s pilot acquisition wargame June 30, 2017, at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Fleischaker’s team was challenged to find a solution for a malware vulnerability that could, in the premise of the wargame, disable nearly a million desktop, laptop and mobile devices during a wargame held June 26-30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Newell) Acquisition as wargame
The Pentagon’s Air Force acquisition office challenged teams to protect nearly one million users from dangerous malware during a pilot wargame held June 26-30 at the Hanscom Conference Center here.The wargame scenario was ripped from the headlines and one of the three participating teams were required to abide by the strictest interpretations of
0 7/07
2017
A AN/TPS-75 radar rests on the back of a transport vehicle at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 29, 2015. The AN/TPS-75 radar is capable of providing coverage of more than 200 nautical miles in every direction and detecting aircraft as high as 95,000 ft. Following release of a contract award May 11, 2017, the radar, dating to the Vietnam War era and containing vacuum tube technology, will be replaced by Raytheon Co. built three dimensional expeditionary long-range radars by 2028.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ryan Zeski/Released) 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.
0 5/11
2017
Glen Townsend, left, Engineering director for the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate, Stephen Falcone Engineering Director for the Battle Management Directorate and Dennis Miller, AFLCMC-Hanscom’s director of Engineering and Technical Management, officially open the Hanscom Engineering and Analysis Training Lab in the Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center May 1, 2017. The HEAT lab will give Airmen access to advanced networked computers loaded with high-end software. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jerry Saslav) HEAT Lab warms up Innovation Center
The Hanscom Engineering and Analysis Training, or HEAT lab, will give Airmen and authorized contractors use of advanced networked computers loaded with high-end software and access to the Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center.
0 5/10
2017
A rainbow arches above the phased-array radar system at Ballistic Missile Early Warning System – I, at Thule Air Base, Greenland. The site is operated by the 12th Space Warning Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., awarded a $40 million contract Dec., 2016 to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to upgrade hardware and software at the site. (Courtesy Photo) $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 consumption and sustainment costs over the long-term. The Air Force plans to complete all current modifications by 2020.
0 5/02
2017
Default Air Force Logo Spring focus week to offer a variety of courses at Hanscom
The spring Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Focus Week will be April 24 to 28 and registration is now open.
0 4/12
2017
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