Hanscom's host unit is the 66th Air Base Group, which is part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The men and women of the 66th Air Base Group secure, support and sustain more than 10,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard military personnel and Department of Defense civilians, contractors who work and live at Hanscom Air Force Base. Additionally, they support approximately 130,000 retired military personnel, annuitants and spouses living in the six-state New England area and New York area.
Hanscom is also home to three Air Force Program Executive Offices (PEOs): The PEO for Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks (C3I&N); PEO Battle Management; and the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) PEO. The C3I&N directorate is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel and acquisition execution of a $10.9 billion portfolio developing, deploying and sustaining Air Force, joint and coalition cyberspace, networks, cryptologic and data link systems to enable decisive combat operations. The PEO for Battle Management leads more than 3,500 Airmen, government civilians and support contractors in the acquisition execution of a $19 billion FYDP portfolio of ACAT, non-ACAT, technology transition and Foreign Military Sales programs. The recently-established PEO for NC3 Systems executes a portfolio of 17 programs valued at $1.2B over the FYDP that provide survivable and endurable communications for the nuclear enterprise. Additionally, the directorate is responsible for integrating over 60 individual nuclear command and control communications systems that underpin and enable nuclear deterrent operations.
In addition, Hanscom also hosts other units, including the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and services myriad others throughout the region.
Hanscom by the Numbers
* Total Economic Impact - $6.03 billion
FY16 Contract Expenditures - $4 billion
Total Gross Salary - $297.9 million
Total Workforce - 10,015
- Active Duty - 887
- Mass. National Guard - 300
- LCMC Civilians - 1,732
- DOD Civilian - 600
- Non-Appropriated Fund Civilians- 273
- Non-DOD Civilian - 92
- Contractors - 2,181
- MIT Lincoln Lab - 3,950
* Secondary Jobs Created - 10,050
Acreage - 846 acres
Square Feet of Space - 4.1 million
Other Buildings - 150
- Air Force - 41 percent
- Army - 19 percent
- Coast Guard - 13 percent
- Marines - 6.5 percent
- DOD Civilians - 8.5 percent
- Navy - 6 percent
- Retired military - 5 percent
- National Guard - 0.5 percent
- Reserve - 0.5 percent
Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters
The Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, an administrative complex to support state and federal missions required of the state's National Guard, became operational November 2012.
For further information, visit https://www.massnationalguard.org/.
* Data on the total economic impact and number of secondary, or indirect, jobs from Hanscom was taken from "An Economic Contribution Analysis and Overview of Massachusetts Military Installations" from UMass Donahue Institute Economic and Public Policy Research.
(Numbers cited are current as of April 2018)