CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, is
This September, Anthony “Tony” Duno will celebrate his retirement from the Air Force after 70 years of service, making him the longest serving civilian in Air Force history. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James recognized Duno’s accomplishments during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July 22.
CONTRACTS NAVY CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida (N61340-16-D-2001); CSC Government Solutions LLC, Falls
The Air Force, Army and Navy simultaneously released their respective <a href="http://www.af.mil/Portals/1/documents/aboutus/2016_AF_SSIP.pdf" target="_self">2016 Superior Supplier Incentive Program ratings</a> July 25.<br />
This is the third year the Air Force has provided these ratings alongside those of its sister services. The SSIP&rsquo;s publication is intended to incentivize suppliers to improve performance. This year, the Air Force rated 43 business segments representing more than 20 suppliers. <br />
Historically, supplier assessments have been accomplished on a contract-by-contract basis through the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System. Contractor Performance Assessment Reports are created by Airmen at the base level who acquire the materiel and services provided by rated companies; their reports represent the voice of the customer on the contracts they oversee. SSIP creates a &ldquo;roll-up&rdquo; assessment based upon CPAR data. <br />
Companies are evaluated using three years of CPARs and then are categorized as a Tier I, Tier II or Tier III supplier. Tier I-rated business segments are awarded the Air Force Superior Supplier status for one year. <br />
Suppliers indicate that SSIP creates a view of the raters&rsquo; feedback at a higher level than an individual contract. <br />
&ldquo;This is a way for the Air Force to consolidate the contract performance assessments provided by our Airmen and make it visible at the CEO level within our rated suppliers,&rdquo; said Dave Weber, the former chief of the Air Force Industrial Liaison Office. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s taking the accumulation of their voices and presenting it as a metric to senior leadership within the suppliers, the Air Force and the (Defense Department) and making it available as a higher-level performance measurement baseline.&rdquo; <br />
SSIP also provides suppliers a different lens to look at their performance relative to their peers. <br />
&ldquo;CEOs are essentially competing with other CEOs &ndash; senior vice presidents competing with other senior vice presidents &ndash; to be the &lsquo;best of the best&rsquo; of the major suppliers providing goods and services to the Air Force and the DOD,&rdquo; Weber said.
Brigadier General H.E. “Destry” Rogers Jr. is the Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
Brigadier General John J. DeGoes is the Command Surgeon for both North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Brigadier General Frank H. Stokes serves as the Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans and Programs
Brigadier General James Peccia is the Director for Budget Operations and Personnel, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington D.C.
An HC-130J Combat King II pilot at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, became the sixth amputee and the first female amputee to return to the cockpit. After an above-the-knee amputation and nearly 15 months of rehabilitation -- learning to walk, run and fly again -- Air Force Capt. Christy Wise, a 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J pilot, was medically cleared to retake to the skies on July 22.
Air Force Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, the U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, received his fourth star July 22 during a promotion ceremony at the parade field on Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
Brigadier General Tracey A. Siems is the Mobilization Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Budget, Washington, D.C.
CONTRACTS NAVY Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $194,802,989
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
CONTRACTS DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY Humana Government Business Inc., Louisville, Kentucky, has been
The Air Force&rsquo;s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium here July 20.<br />
During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from the crowd and addressed their key concerns.<br />
&ldquo;What I have found over my career is, to have staying power, you have to spend time listening,&rdquo; Goldfein said. &ldquo;So, for Chief Cody and I, this is actually about squinting with our ears and actually listening to what&rsquo;s on your mind and giving you straight talk.&rdquo;<br />
One concern weighing on many Airmen&rsquo;s minds was the recent Senate proposal to overhaul basic allowance for housing.<br />
&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s a good idea,&rdquo; Cody said. &ldquo;There has been a lot of effort by all of our senior leadership to go (to Congress) and have conversations with senators on this.&rdquo;<br />
A range of questions were asked on various aspects of the Air Force, from leadership and command and control, to on-base housing and warfighting.<br />
One question allowed Goldfein to state his vision for the Air Force.<br />
&ldquo;I look at the global landscape and the building of joint task forces that operate trans-regionally across geographic combatant commands &hellip; what I see is an Air Force that is equally capable of supporting or being supported in the business of joint-combined arms warfare in the future,&rdquo; Goldfein said.<br />
Concluding the town hall, Goldfein left the audience with one final thought.<br />
&ldquo;Our charter as Airmen is to take the greatest treasure in our nation&rsquo;s arsenal, which is the young men and women who choose to serve and put on this uniform, and we mold, train and develop them,&rdquo; Goldfein said. &ldquo;And through our domain through air and space, we make the world a better place for our kids -- that&rsquo;s our call and that&rsquo;s why we serve.&rdquo;<br />
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The Air Force has selected 7,501 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant of the 33,569 eligible. The overall selection rate was 22.35 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 380.67.
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Orbital ATK Inc., Chandler, Arizona, has been awarded a
Brigadier General Patricia ("Patty") N. Beyer, is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Maryland.
The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 11.
CONTRACTS NAVY Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $544,668,978 modification to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target, Lot 17-21 multi-year contract (N00019-12-C-2001). This modification provides for the long lead production materials and the manufacture and delivery of four MV-22 tilt rotor