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  • Hanscom acquisition professionals recognized by DoD

    In October, the Department of Defense recognized multiple Hanscom-based teams and individuals for excellence in contracting, acquisitions, and software development. The Honorable Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, announced the winners of the 2020 Defense

  • Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day: New contracts, new partners

    More than 20 Hanscom personnel reviewed documents leading up to pitch day, with two smaller teams traveling to the event March 6-7 to award final contracts. By the end, 38 companies received on-the-spot agreements to solve specific problems facing Program Executive Offices Digital and Command,

  • New podcast targets Air Force contracting, acquisition fields

    “The Contracting Experience” is a new Air Force Materiel Command podcast for the contracting workforce that provides insight into evolving issues, high-performance leadership and lessons from the field through conversations with acquisition influencers and contracting leaders.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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