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  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • Hanscom proves PlugTest acquisition model

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., -- Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center personnel here completed the first successful Air Force PlugTest of software for Electronic Flight Bags June 9, resulting in a $1.3 million contract award.   PlugTests pit potential contractors against each other by

  • 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.

  • $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

  • Aircrew test secured Electronic Flight Bags at Hanscom

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Private industry is competing to provide aircrew with upgraded Electronic Flight Bag applications in a PlugTest event at the Hanscom Collaboration and Innovation Center. EFBs are used by aircrew to plan, execute and debrief flights. Applications on the tablets enable

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