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

    The Air Force awarded 51 companies contracts with a total initial value of $8.75 million in a matter of minutes at the Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day event held March 6-7, in New York City.
  • Air Force awards $739M launch service contracts

    The U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office, awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) launch service contracts Feb. 19.
  • Security and Protection Category Council proves category management saves millions

    The Security and Protection Category Council has been busy saving the Air Force millions of dollars and fine tuning contracting processes using a structured approach called category management. Established in January 2017, the council has concentrated its efforts on strategically analyzing and managing spending to reduce total cost of ownership. The council has reduced duplication of effort and leveraged "buying as one" spending for five Air Force-wide contracts resulting in $10 million in rate and process savings.
  • AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system

    The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Air Force awards contract for two 747-8s to be modified as future Air Force One aircraft

    The Air Force awarded a Boeing contract modification Aug. 4, 2017, to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft for future modification to replace the two aging VC-25A Boeing 747-200 presidential support aircraft.
  • Former Marine serves as Air Force contract administrator

    From base landscaping to office computers, nearly everything found at Ellsworth Air Force Base flows through the 28th Contracting Squadron. Among the Airmen leading the charge is Staff Sgt. Chris Meyer, a contract administrator with the squadron. Meyer provides contracting support and business advice to Ellsworth AFB and combatant commanders, as he deals with base contracts daily.
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