HomeNewsArticle Display

New podcast targets Air Force contracting, acquisition fields

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- The Contracting Directorate at the Air Force Materiel Command has launched a new podcast to educate and inform government professionals across the globe on relevant, timely topics related to the field.

“The Contracting Experience” provides listeners insight into evolving issues, high-performance leadership and lessons from the field through conversations with acquisition influencers and contracting leaders, in an easy-to-listen format available on demand.

“This is an opportunity for us to connect with the large, widespread contracting workforce in a more modern format,” said Amber Pecoraro, a procurement analyst at AFMC and the host of the podcast. “The episodes can be accessed at any time or place a listener chooses and provide interesting, thought provoking insights from influencers across the field.”

The first episode features a conversation with Heidi Bullock, AFMC director of contracting, who provides insights into her Air Force career and discusses the role of contracting professionals in delivering rapid solutions for current and emerging warfighter needs.

Future episodes include interviews with both civilian and military contracting leaders, including Col. Damian Wilborne, AFMC deputy director of contracting; Bob Bochenek, AFMC technical director of contracting; Daniel Harris, contracting systems branch chief and CON-IT development lead; and Brian Morris, a procurement analyst at Air Force Contracting; among others.

Podcast topics include episodes focused on acquisition agility, influential leadership, tips for new contracting officers and an emerging contract writing system called CON-IT due to roll-out to Air Force locations in the near future.

New episodes are scheduled for release each month.

The podcasts are available on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website. Listeners can also search for “The Contracting Experience” on iTunes or through their favorite podcast application. A direct link to the podcast download page is available here: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1439350579. Individuals on the Air Force domain can access the podcasts at http://go.usa.gov/xPR4f.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
#MentorMonday: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mu… https://t.co/PjGcBMVliB
Our partnerships and @NATO allies help keep our mission moving forward. https://t.co/5R4ZB7XqXs
$40M up for grabs! Find out how your small business can make some cash while helping solve some of the #USAF's toug… https://t.co/0AEmZhZGdI
RT @SecAFOfficial: Happy birthday 🎉 to #USAF Col & #space pioneer Buzz Aldrin @TheRealBuzz ✈️🚀 https://t.co/gIsicyA1uk
#Innovation! First metallic #3Dprinted part installed on an operational #F22 Raptor @HAFB. The new part will not co… https://t.co/rkKr1jtThg
Practice makes perfect! These #SpecOps medical experts maintain readiness & relevance for all operations, today and… https://t.co/WMpdt9LTGe
Remembering a woman who changed the world: Millicent Young, Women #AirForce Service Pilot in World War II, dies at… https://t.co/mri1QRXOC8
From fast food to future technology, one #Airman found a new calling @AirNatlGuard and decided to ditch the fryer f… https://t.co/I8qX7GpH4n
An #F35 sits on the flightline @LukeAFB, Jan. 10. Six different aircraft maintenance units from #TeamLuke competed… https://t.co/OxVMxf7Ayw
It takes a lot of coordination to clear a flightline of snow, but @TeamMisawa--a place that averaged more than 147… https://t.co/VQ4qjdsxFz
RT @SecAFOfficial: It is our responsibility to maintain a strong national defense @usairforce https://t.co/JXzhtqdMrg
When lives are on the line, there is no margin for error. Combat Search & Rescue #Airmen at #MoodyAFB conduct pre-d… https://t.co/AsWzaa1I00
RT @AFResearchLab: When a product goes from lab to battlefield, you can expect some amazing capabilities. See what work we've done to assis…
A B-2 Spirit bomber from @Whiteman_AFB, conducts aerial refueling near @JointBasePHH, during an interoperability tr… https://t.co/wzM5GvcviS
The #AirForce Life Cycle Management Center team is working to acquire next generation fixed-wing helmet.… https://t.co/LJ2xeCLdf2
Capt Jerry Yellin, #WWII fighter pilot who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest… https://t.co/XnSB9Yo3PC
75 years of @WrightPattAFB! Take a walk down memory lane with the leaders in military aviation development. https://t.co/vmjwxLUydg
C-5M #SuperGalaxy aircrew & aerial port specialists @Travis60AMW join the @USArmy to transport four UH-60… https://t.co/kTxdf9axY5
RT @SecAFOfficial: Why do we care about #space? It's contested. It's congested. It's competitive. https://t.co/DJZBjF2NHu
To continue the military’s strides to become a more cohesive force, @MacDill_AFB hosted its first #Joint #PME enhan… https://t.co/K56KEUVnIb