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Air and Space Force’s acquisition chief appoints Rapid Capabilities Office as integrating PEO for ABMS, expanding from startup toward rapidly scaling delivery phases

Dr. Will Roper, Air Force and Space Force acquisition chief, signed a memorandum directive Nov. 24 assigning the Advanced Battle Management System delivery phases to the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office as the integrating Program Executive Office. DoD News

Department of the Air Force selects six candidate locations for US Space Command Headquarters

The Department of the Air Force, on behalf of the Office of Secretary of Defense, has selected six candidate locations for the U.S. Space Command Headquarters.
U.S. Space Command Basing Nomination Promo Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Dominate the Spectrum: ACC Emphasizes EMS

In Air Combat Command, the Electromagnetic Spectrum is at the forefront of technological development supporting the Air Force, especially through the progression of electromagnetic warfare. It ultimately affects how ACC, and the Air Force, will engage in and through the EMS in the future. Air Combat Command Public Affairs

Historic agreement opens defense data to academia

One of the largest owners of data, the Department of Defense, known for its steadfast protective oversight of this digital gold, embarked on a historical first this year: a first with the ability to improve the effectiveness, agility, affordability and speed of operations for a myriad of stakeholders. The unprecedented idea started at another new DoD venture located in the heart of academia. Staff Sgt. Rita Jimenez

60th CONJEFAMER Air Chiefs discuss COVID-19, air operations, space domain

The System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces, known as SICOFAA for its Spanish acronym, virtually hosted this CONJEFAMER, which usually is held in June by a participating nation but due to COVID-19, was postponed.
screen view of virtual conference Tech. Sgt. Angela Ruiz

Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office to host inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

This one-of-a-kind virtual experience will bring together advanced manufacturing, technology and sustainment innovation subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, practice leaders, and enthusiasts to discover new technologies and insights from thought-leaders across government, academia and small business.
The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office will host its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics on October 20-23.  (Air Force graphic) Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs

ABMS signs more companies post onramp

This most recent selections – the fourth round announced in as many months – support an ABMS acquisition strategy that spurs competition from a variety of traditional defense as well as commercial-focused sources and streamlines the contracting process to produce capability in roughly four month sprints.
A prototype fire control radar, used to track threats and pass information to weapons designed to take down the target, is being tested during the Advanced Battle Management Systems Onramp 2 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Aug. 27, 2020. The Advanced Battle Management System is an interconnected battle network - the digital architecture or foundation - which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Garcia) DoD News