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What’s New at DAU’s New at DAU2022-10-29T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass166CC60FAA954CC9A20EA2B6CD9B2240"><em>Deployment of new credentials, available workshops, webinars and other new learning opportunities, and calls for award nominations.</em> <hr /><strong>Call for Nominations for the 2022 DoD PBL Awards </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (June 14, 2022) </em><br> DoD has issued a call for nominations for the annual Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Awards in a June 13, 2022, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment memo entitled, “<a href="/cop/pbl/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/cop/pbl/DAU%20Sponsored%20Documents/USD%20AS%202022%20PBL%20Award%20Call%20for%20Nomination%20Memo%2013%20Jun%2022.pdf&action=default" target="_blank">2022 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award Nominations</a>.” <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Call-for-Nominations-for-the-2022-DoD-PBL-Awards" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DoD 2022 Product Support Managers Workshop Registration Is Now Open </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 20, 2022) </em><br> Great news for DoD product support managers, pro­gram managers, program systems engineers, their industry and academia counterparts, and DoD prod­uct support, logistics, and sustainment senior leaders—registration is now open for the upcoming Sept. 13̶15, 2022, DoD Product Support Manager’s Workshop. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/DoD-2022-PSM-Workshop-Registration-Is-Now-Open" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Life Cycle Logistics: A Quick Synopsis and a Sneak Preview </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 15, 2022) </em><br> Let me offer DoD life-cycle logisticians and product support managers a quick mid-summer 2022 synopsis of various happenings in the policy, guidance, and professional development arena.<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Life-Cycle-Logistics-A-Quick-Synopsis-and-a-Sneak-Preview" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>CACQ 005, Foundational Earned Value Management (EVM) Credential Is Now Deployed! </strong><br> <em>Andrew Yoo, DAU Learning Director, Earned Value Management (July 21, 2022) </em><br> The Foundational EVM Credential is designed for “non- EVM” acquisition professionals at large using plain English to provide the top-level benefit of and insight into the application of EVM as an integrated program management tool. The credential comprises four sets of micro-videos covering the topics of Understanding EVM Basics, Placing EVM on Contract, Conducting an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), and Reading a Program Schedule. Access the core content, outside of the credential, through the DAU media website <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong>New DAU Overhead Should-Cost Review Training </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 25, 2022) </em><br> Our DAU Contracting colleagues have deployed a new training course entitled “<a href="" target="_blank">CON 7020 Overhead Should-Cost Review.</a>” This online training (OLT) course is to ensure that government contracting, contract administration pricing, audit, and engineering representatives understand the purpose of an Overhead Should-Cost Review (OHSCR) and/or obtain a deeper understanding of a cost analysis. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-DAU-Overhead-Should-Cost-Review-Training" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>New Credential Deployed: Special Topics in Contract Pricing </strong><br> <em>Dr. Renee Butler, DAU Learning Director for Price, Cost and Finance (July 26, 2022) </em><br> In a new DAU credential, students will learn about special topics in contract pricing, specifically the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the Overhead Should Cost Review process. In the three-part CAS content, students will receive instruction in the various aspects of Public Law 100-679, including the Cost Accounting Standards, rules and regulations of the CAS Board, disclosure statements, cost accounting practice changes, and cost impact statements. Learn more about this new DAU credential <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong>Two New DAU Open Mission Assist Workshops </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 26, 2022) </em><br> DAU colleagues are now offering two new no-cost, open mission assist workshops of potential interest: <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">WSE 005 Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">WSL 010 Supportability Analysis</a></li> </ul> These fast-paced mission assist workshops advance the knowledge and understanding of a Systems Engineering Plan and the Supportability Analysis process, and how each one is employed within the defense acquisition process. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Two-New-DAU-Open-Mission-Assist-Workshops" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>New Government Property Office Hours Webinar</strong><br> <em>Ms. Tonya Guy-Green (July 25, 2022) </em><br> Beginning August 4, 2022, DAU began hosting monthly office hours. During “Government Property Matters” (pun-intended) office hours, attendees will have opportunities to gain exposure to the Government Property Community of Practice, ask and answer questions, share experiences, and discuss workplace issues relevant to providing Government property, property administration, plant clearance (disposal of Government property), and performance of a property management system analysis, etc. <a href="/training/career-development/contracting/blog/New-Gov%27t-Property-Office-Hours-Webinars" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>CACQ 010 Foundational Acquisition Intelligence Credential Now Deployed </strong><br> <em>Ed Carroll, DAU Learning Director, Acquisition Intelligence (July 28, 2022) </em><br> CACQ 010, Foundational Acquisition Intelligence Credential, deployed to the Defense Acquisition Workforce on July 28, 2022. <a href="/training/career-development/program-management/blog/CACQ-010-Foundational-Acquisition-Intelligence-Credential-now-deployed!" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Newly Updated Life Cycle Logistics Position Category Description (PCD) </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 28, 2022) </em><br> The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support, in her capacity as Life Cycle Logistics Functional Area Leader, has issued an updated July 2022 version of the<a href="" target="_blank"> Life Cycle Logistics Functional Area Position Category Description (PCD)</a>. An updated copy has also been posted to the <a href="/back-to-basics/Pages/resources.aspx" target="_blank">Life Cycle Logistics section of the Back-to-Basics Resources website</a> as well. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Newly-Updated-LCL-Position-Category-Description-PCD" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Update to DoDD 5000.01 Defense Acquisition System </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (Aug. 2, 2022) </em><br> The Department of Defense has issued a new<a target="_blank"> Change 1</a> to DoD Directive 5000.01, The Defense Acquisition System. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Update-to-DoDD-5000-01-Defense-Acquisition-System" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Recommended Continuous Learning Point Opportunities </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (Aug. 3, 2022) </em><br> The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Product Support) has issued an important new memo dated July 29, 2022, of interest for DoD life-cycle logisticians and product support managers entitled <a href="/cop/log/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/cop/log/DAU%20Sponsored%20Documents/FY23%20-%2024%20LCL%20Functional%20Area%20Continuous%20Learning%20Opportunities%20Signed%2029%20Jul%2022_Redacted.pdf&action=default" target="_blank">“Recommended Continuous Learning Opportunities for the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) Functional Area FYs 23-24.”</a> <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Recommended-Continuous-Learning-Point-Opportunities" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Acquisition Regulation Comparator Tool </strong><br> <em>Cindy Baker, DAU Professor of Contract Management (Aug. 3, 2022) </em><br> Effective Aug. 22, 2022, the <a href="" target="_blank">Acquisition Regulation Comparator (ARC) tool </a>became a reality in This tool compares the FAR and its supplements side-by-side on one screen. It was created as a collaboration between GSA and DAU. <a href="/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Coming-Soon---A-New-Acquisition-Regulation-Comparator-Tool-in-Acquisition-gov" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course </strong><br> <em>National Defense Industrial Association (September 2022) </em><br> The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is sponsoring a course offering entitled “Defense Systems Acquisition Management” (formerly the Defense Systems Management College’s DSAM course). This course offering will convene Sept. 12–16, at NDIA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a> <hr /><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="tweet" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/tweetbutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="subscribe" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/suscribebutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2022/WhatsNew_OO_SeptOct2022.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="print" src="/library/arj/ARJ/ARJ%20101/print_button.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><br></div>string;#/library/defense-atl/blog/New-sept-oct-2022
Research, Technology, & Innovation, Technology, & Innovation2022-10-27T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass5C470901C9384C3F8758BFDDBEF3CFDB"><em>Learn about recent opportunities, initiatives, and achievements.</em> <hr /><strong>DoD Seeks Executive to Lead Defense Innovation Unit </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JULY 15, 2022) </em><br> The Department of Defense today released a posting for the role of director of the Defense Innovation Unit. The current director, Michael Brown, will step down when his term ends this September. The mission of DIU is to strengthen national security by leveraging the U.S. and international innovation marketplaces to accelerate the adoption of commercial technology into the DoD. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Digital Transformation, AI Important in Keeping Battlefield Edge, Leaders Say </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JUNE 9, 2022) </em><br> <em>Dave Vergun</em><br> Defense Department officials discussed the importance of digital transformation and artificial intelligence in enabling Warfighters to maintain a battlefield advantage, even as China and Russia develop their own AI for military purposes. DoD Chief Information Officer John B. Sherman held a fireside chat June 8 with DoD Chief Digital & Artificial Intelligence Officer Craig Martell at the DoD Digital and AI Symposium. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Air Force Selects Future Aircrew Helmet </strong><br> <em>AIR COMBAT COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JUNE 25, 2022) </em><br> <em>Lemuel Casillas </em><br> JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—The Air Force selected LIFT Airborne Technologies to continue with prototype development of a new helmet for Air Force fixed-wing aircrew. The helmet prototype was chosen after Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft technology, improve pilot longevity, and provide better fitment to diverse aircrews. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Historically Black Colleges and Universities-led Affiliated Research Center </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JUNE 28, 2022) </em><br> <em>C. Todd Lopez </em><br> The Air Force and the Defense Department have announced a plan to create a 15th university-affiliated research center, or UARC. The new center will be the first to be associated with a historically Black college or university and will also be the first UARC associated with the Air Force. Historically Black colleges and universities graduate about 30% of African American science, technology, engineering and mathematics students, and the Defense Department and the Air Force want to tap into that talent, said Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DoD Accelerating Innovative Technologies, Enabling Manufacturing Workforce </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JUNE 30, 2022) </em><br> The DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) accelerate new technologies by using federal funding combined with matching investment from academia, industry, and state governments, building a national network of public-private partnerships and creating an industrial common for manufacturing research and development while advancing workforce education and development. Marshalling the best talent across the country, the network strategically aligns resources to address critical technologies and drive interconnected manufacturing systems. The DoD Manufacturing Technology Program, or ManTech, oversees the nine DoD-sponsored MIIs. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Army Seeks Small-Business Innovation in Clean Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and SMART Sensors </strong><br> <em>ARMY NEWS SERVICE (JULY 1, 2022) </em><br> <em>Stephanie Price </em><br> WASHINGTON—The U.S. Army is looking for small-business innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, system monitoring and radar targeting sensors, and clean technologies that can provide critical solutions for the U.S. Soldier. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility Set to Meet Anticipated National Defense Strategy Demands </strong><br> <em>ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 6, 2022) </em><br> <em>Bradley Hicks </em><br> WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—The new National Defense Strategy set to be released later this year will focus on the building of a more lethal military force, the strengthening of U.S. alliances while establishing new partnerships, and reforming the way the Department of Defense does business to accomplish its objectives. The mission and capabilities of the Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility, or AVSF, align with these priorities. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>AFRL Regional Research Hub Makes Headway, Plans to Announce Initial Projects in Near Future </strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 14, 2022)</em><br> WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) pilot initiative to establish regional research networks in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic AFRL Regional Research Hubs is progressing as operational processes are established by the lead institutions, Purdue and Cornell universities.<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DARPA’s Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept Yields New Performance Data </strong><br> <em>DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY OUTREACH (JULY 18, 2022) </em><br> DARPA’s Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC), a missile program conducted in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, completed another successful free flight in early July. This is the second demonstration vehicle built by Raytheon Technologies to meet test objectives. The first Raytheon flight was in September 2021. It was followed by success with a different contractor’s vehicle configuration this past spring.<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DoD Announces First Set of Projects to Receive Funding from the Pilot Program to Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies </strong><br> <em>OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESEARCH & ENGINEERING (JULY 19, 2022) </em><br> The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) announced the first set of projects to receive funding via the pilot program to Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies (APFIT). “APFIT holds great promise to transform the way the department procures next generation solutions. This pilot program is well positioned to be a key asset as we continue to work to bridge the valley of death,” stated Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu.<br> <br> “The ten companies being funded will fill critical capability gaps. Without APFIT, their innovative technologies could take much longer to reach the hands of our warfighters.”<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Low-Cost Tech Shaping Modern Battlefield </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JULY 26, 2022) </em><br> <em>CLAUDETTE ROULO </em><br> Low-cost quadcopters and larger unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the status quo as militaries and insurgents increasingly rely on them, said Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commander of Special Operations Command, during a discussion at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. “When Russia is running out of [low-cost tech weapons] for Ukraine, and they’re going to Iran to go buy more, [that] should cause us all a bit of concern because you can see how valuable that they can be in the future fight,” he said. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a> <hr /><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="tweet" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/tweetbutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="subscribe" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/suscribebutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2022/Research_OO_SeptOct2022.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="print" src="/library/arj/ARJ/ARJ%20101/print_button.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a></div>string;#/library/defense-atl/blog/Research-sept-oct-2022
Leadership and Policy and Policy2022-10-25T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass25EFA9364871486F999365D1143DB838"><em>New policy initiatives and recently appointed or nominated DoD policy leaders.</em> <hr /><strong>Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks and Jim Mitre at the Virtual Department of Defense Digital and AI Symposium</strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TRANSCRIPT (JUNE 8, 2022)</em><br> DoD currently has underway a rewrite of the DoD policy on responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI). As an adjunct to that effort, Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAO) Craig Martell is now responsible for accelerating the adoption of data, analytics, digital solutions and AI functions. But shifting the largest agency in the federal government toward a data-driven future is a tall order. Such a task will require a skilled leader and will require a lot of people to be convinced of the value of what DoD is trying to achieve, said Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks.<br> <br> Read the complete transcript of the Fireside Chat between Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks and Jim Mitre, a former senior advisor at DoD who helped establish the CDAO position, <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong>Department of Defense Microelectronics Vision </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JUNE 15, 2022) </em><br> Microelectronics (ME) are ubiquitous and essential to national and economic security. The Department of Defense (DoD) needs guaranteed access to measurably secure ME that meet our current and future systems requirements. Of particular importance to DoD are the ME that provide the Warfighters’ edge, delivering effective and secure communication systems, superior military weapon systems, and systems that constitute the United States strategic deterrent. <a target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Kendall Outlines Progress on ‘Transformation’ Tempered by Continuing Threats, Need for ‘Urgency’</strong><br> <em>SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JUNE 27, 2022)</em><br> <em>Charles Pope</em><br> ARLINGTON, Va.—Offering a report card on the state of transformation across the Air and Space Forces, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall said June 24 that progress has been made but more is needed, and the pace of change must quicken to reshape and refocus the Services to meet fast evolving global threats.<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Nominees for Positions Within DoD Testify Before Senate</strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JULY 28, 2022)</em><br> <em>C. Todd Lopez</em><br> President Joe Biden’s recent nominees to the Department of Defense (DoD) testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, July 28, 2022, as part of the confirmation process. The nominees included Radha Plumb, to serve as DoD’s Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment; Milancy D. Harris, to serve as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security; Laura Taylor-Kale, to serve as the DoD’s Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy; and Brendan Owens, to serve as the DoD’s Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a> <hr /><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="tweet" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/tweetbutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="subscribe" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/suscribebutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2022/Leadership_OO_SeptOct2022.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="print" src="/library/arj/ARJ/ARJ%20101/print_button.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><br></div>string;#/library/defense-atl/blog/Leadership-sept-oct-2022
Acquisition & Logistics Excellence & Logistics Excellence2022-10-23T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassDE253C8A0AF4446F9DF3DED713B5316E"><em>The latest awards and recognition received for work well done.</em> <hr /><strong>2021 DoD Packaging Awards Honor Innovation, Skill, and Warfighter Support </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (JUNE 13, 2022) </em><br> <em>Christine EPV Culver </em><br> Honoring the evolution of “the science of military packaging” in her remarks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics Leigh Method presented the 2021 DoD Packaging Awards at the National Institute of Packaging, Han­dling and Logistics Engineers Awards ceremony in Midwest City, Oklahoma, on May 18. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Department of the Navy Top Scientists, Engineers Recognized for Excellence </strong><br> <em>NAVY NEWS SERVICE (JUNE 16, 2022) </em><br> WEST BETHESDA, Md.–The best of the best in Navy and Marine Corps sci­ence and engineering were recognized June 16, at the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RD&A) Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers Awards Ceremony. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>AFRL Branch Chief Honored with Dayton Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award </strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JUNE 16, 2022) </em><br> WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Benjamin Tran has been selected as a member of the Dayton Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class for 2022. Tran, who has worked for AFRL for 20 years, is the eighth person from the lab to be recognized with this award since DBJ’s inaugural class in 1998. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Department of Defense Announces 2022 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship</strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JULY 13, 2022)</em><br> <em>Johnathan Quinones</em><br> ARLINGTON, Va.—The Army announced today the selection of nine distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2022 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF). This highly competitive Fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Vannevar Bush, who directed the Office of Scientific Re­search and Development after World War II. In line with Dr. Bush’s vision, the Fellowship aims to advance transforma­tive, university-based fundamental research. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Army Acquisition Executive Announces Launch of Army Acquisition Hall of Fame Award Program</strong><br> <em>ARMY NEWS SERVICE (JULY 15, 2022)</em><br> <em>Stefanie Pidgeon</em><br> ARLINGTON, Va.—The Honorable Douglas R. Bush, the Army Acquisition Executive, recently announced the launch of the Army Acquisition Hall of Fame award program. “Our Army Acquisition Workforce professionals are the founda­tion of our acquisition programs and imperative in ensuring our Soldiers have the tools they need to be successful,” said Bush. “In the decades since the formal establishment of the professional acquisition workforce, our Army has continued to transform into a multi-domain force thanks to the inno­vative, experienced and agile Army Civilians, Officers and Noncommissioned Officers who makeup our workforce. The Army Acquisition Hall of Fame intends to preserve that legacy.” <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>LAIRCM Team Wins Prestigious Award</strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 21, 2022)</em><br> <em>Brian Brackens</em><br> WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – When Airmen fight, a key defensive system many take with them is the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Sys­tem (LAIRCM), which detects, tracks, jams and prevents surface-to-air missiles from impacting aircraft. The team responsible for the acquisition, sustainment, and moderniza­tion of LAIRCM was recently named winner of the 2021 Dr. James G. Roche Product Support Excellence Award. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>AFNWC Employee Named Air Force Civilian Specialist/Program Manager of the Year</strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS CENTER (JULY 22, 2022)</em><br> <em>Aimee Malone</em><br> KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.—An Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center employee was recently named the 2021 Air Force Manpower and Personnel Civilian Specialist/Program Manager of the Year. Mary Hefferon is the deputy operations officer for surety and certification in the center’s Nuclear Technology and Integration Directorate. She deals with a wide variety of manpower and personnel tasks in her job, ranging from hiring and training to managing nuclear certification packages. Hefferon’s work on a wide variety of programs and tasks earned her the award at both the Air Force Materiel Command and Air Force levels.<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>AFIMSC Announces 2022 Innovation Rodeo Finalists</strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE INSTALLATION & MISSION SUPPORT CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 26, 2022)</em><br> <em>Shannon Carabajal</em><br> JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas—The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center announced its finalists today for the 2022 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo. Eight members of the Department of the Air Force’s Instal­lation and Mission Support community will now compete for a share of at least $1 million in funding and resources to pursue their ideas. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>AFMC Headquarters Team Awarded for Excellence</strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND NEWS (JULY 26, 2022)</em><br> <em>Marisa Alia-Novobilski</em><br> WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Uniformed and civilian Airmen assigned to the headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command, during the height of the coronavirus pan­demic have a new item to add to their personnel record, as the unit was named a recipient of the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award for the time period spanning Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2020. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Hill AFB Captures First Air Force EOD National Title</strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE INSTALLATION & MISSION SUPPORT CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 29, 2022)</em><br> <em>Malcolm McClendon</em><br> MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind.—The winners of three competitive regional events designed to test and enhance the readiness capabilities of explosive ord­nance disposal teams across the Air Force settled the score with Hill AFB earning the inaugural Air Force EOD National Team of the Year title this week in Indiana. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Army Awards Prizes for Breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Sensing</strong><br> <em>ARMY NEWS SERVICE (JULY 31, 2022)</em><br> <em>Stephanie Price</em><br> WASHINGTON—Ten small businesses with breakthrough technologies in artificial intelligence, computing, sensing, and other critical readiness and modernization capabilities are the latest recipients of cash prizes awarded through the U.S. Army xTech program, the Service’s competition series that revolutionized how it attracts and encourages innova­tion from nontraditional sources. The 10 winning compa­nies were among 20 small businesses invited to present their innovative solutions during the xTechSearch 6 com­petition finals held May 10-12 in Arlington, Virginia. Each winner received a $25,000 cash prize, an opportunity to participate in a business accelerator program and an invita­tion to submit their solution for an Army Small Business In­novation Research contract of up to $250,000. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Air Force Sustainment Center Celebrates a Decade of Service</strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE SUSTAINMENT CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 26, 2022)</em><br> <em>Angela Startz</em><br> TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. On July 10, 2012, the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) was officially activated at a ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, with Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, officiating. Gen. Bruce A. Litchfield, then-commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, was promoted to lieutenant general and installed as com­mander of AFSC. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Ogden Air Logistics Center and Warner Robins Air Logistics Center were designated as complexes and realigned under AFSC along with two supply chain wings and three air base wings. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a> <hr /><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="tweet" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/tweetbutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="subscribe" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/suscribebutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2022/Excellence_OO_SeptOct2022.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="print" src="/library/arj/ARJ/ARJ%20101/print_button.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><br></div>string;#/library/defense-atl/blog/excellence-sept-oct-2022

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