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  • Sunny future for cloud-hosted AF apps

    Moving the portal onto the cloud is part of an ongoing effort to bring potentially hundreds of separate Air Force applications onto cloud-hosted platforms. The portal’s nearly three quarters of a million average users per month won’t see a break in service, but may notice increased reliability as the Air Force moves its software onto more modern hosting systems, provided by vendors like Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Computing Services and Amazon.
  • Schmidt digs into network acquisition

    “It’s harder, in this portfolio, to visualize what we’re giving to the warfighter than some of the other three PEO’s I’ve had the privilege to lead,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt. “But make no mistake, it doesn’t matter if you have the coolest B-21 or F-35 in the air, it won’t do any good for you without the awareness generated by networks we manage here.”
  • Brig. Gen. Michael Schmidt takes over C3I&N Directorate

    Schmidt became the Program Executive Officer for a $10.9 billion portfolio. He will oversee 2,200 personnel at two primary operating bases, Hanscom and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, as well as several smaller offices throughout the continental United States. Distinguished guests from base leadership, other directorates, political offices, community and industry partners as well as families of the incoming and departing C3I&N leaders attended the ceremony at the Hanscom Aero Club hangar.
  • 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.
  • Hanscom CGO semifinalist in entertainment competition

    An Air Force Life Cycle Management Center company grade officer here won the instrumental category for the 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year, but failed to advance as one of three in the competition.
  • Hanscom personnel capture AFLCMC acquisition awards

    The winners of 2017 Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Acquisition Management awards were announced during a ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, Nov. 7.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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