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  • Incidents can turn into Equal Opportunity issues

    Recently, an argument over available products at Hanscom's Commissary escalated quickly when an angry customer insulted an Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee by using a derogatory racial slur. Because the incident involved ethnic derision, what was initially a customer service issue quickly became an equal opportunity issue; the employee
  • Hanscom moves to AFMC regional e-mail environment

    Hanscom e-mail accounts will migrate to the Air Force Materiel Command's Advanced Messaging System, or AAMS, beginning Tuesday. This move is a culmination of ongoing work since 2003, when AFMC embarked upon an initiative to develop an enterprise-wide system hosted on Microsoft Exchange 2003 Servers in Regional Data Centers. The system architecture
  • ESC announces $800 million support services contract awards

    The U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center has awarded eight contracts, worth a total ceiling value of $800 million, for Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to eight companies: Abacus Technology Corporation, Business Technologies & Solutions, Inc., Gemini Industries, Inc., Oasis Systems, Odyssey Systems, PESystems, Inc., Quantech Services,
  • Runners conquer Boston Marathon

    The weather forecasters predicted dire conditions - winds gusting at 30 or more miles per hour and icy, driving rain. Some called it a "monster nor'easter." The 32 determined runners, hailing from various locations and military services, still showed up at Sports and Fitness Center here at 6:30 a.m. on April 16. Neither the adverse weather
  • Intense focus, professionalism on display at 'ORI Survivor' competition

    After several rounds of intense competition, the 554th Electronic Systems Wing stood as the 'sole survivor' of the April 5 installment of Hanscom's Operational Readiness Inspection 'Olympics.' Last Thursday's event was billed as the ESC ORI 'Survivor' Competition because it loosely followed the format of the popular TV show. One team from each of
  • 'Plethora of challenges' discussed at MAC Breakfast meeting

    The Electronic Systems Center is working hard to deliver the power of information to air, space and cyberspace, Executive Director Fran Duntz told a mixed audience of government and industry personnel this morning. Speaking at a Military Affairs Council breakfast meeting at Max Stein's restaurant in Lexington, Mrs. Duntz said the center is taking
  • ESC Small Business Programs director offers 'free' advice at local forum

    Bill Donaldson offered some 'free' advice to the dozens of small business representatives attending a local forum last week. And the first thing he suggested was to "take advantage of all the free advice that the federal government makes available." "Of course it's not really free," he added. "You're paying for it with your tax dollars." Mr.
  • ESC Focus Area champions take strategic view

    A select group of Electronic Systems Center senior leaders is working to lay the right foundation for successfully and sustainably implementing a list of key focus areas ESC Commander Lt. Gen. Chuck Johnson put forth earlier this year. These champions, named by General Johnson, are charged with leading efforts to continually improve ESC's
  • ESC system nabs 45 tons of narcotics in Afghanistan

    An effort between the 350th Electronic Systems Group and one of its small-business partners has yielded a big pay-off for U.S. and coalition forces waging the Global War on Terror. The Afghanistan-based fusion center they developed has helped officials seize more than 45 tons of narcotics and boosted the related arrest rate by 75 percent. "It is
  • DCGS Integrated Backbone deploys to sites one year ahead of schedule

    Next month the final of five core Air Force Distributed Common Ground System sites will incorporate the DCGS Integrated Backbone, bringing on the DIB deployment one full year ahead of schedule and transforming common technologies into tools that bring added speed and lethality to intelligence data. The Air Force Distributed Common Ground System