• In Other News: AF to Stand up Information Operations School in Florida; Illinois Project Strengthens Defense Supply Chain

    In Other News: AF to Stand up Information Operations School in Florida; Illinois Project Strengthens Defense Supply Chain0

    The Air Force will establish a new information operations technical training school at Hurlburt Field, Fla., beginning in late fiscal 2019, officials announced this week. The decision to create a dedicated training school follows the service’s creation of the information operations career field and Air Force specialty code in late 2016, according to a news

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  • Alabama Foundation Seeks Feedback for Defense Supply Chain Assessment0

    The Alabama Military Stability Foundation is seeking feedback from firms and entities with knowledge and experience in fiscal impact analysis, economic development, defense contracting and/or business consulting to support its continuing defense supply chain assessment efforts. The Alabama Military Stability Foundation has been preliminarily approved to receive OEA funding to support a continuing effort to assess the Alabama defense supply chain while assisting defense contractors with diversification efforts. The Foundation would welcome your feedback regarding the proposed research methodology and any suggestions you may have regarding how we might be able to improve our approach to gathering this important information …

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  • Hawaii to Map State’s Defense Industry

    Hawaii to Map State’s Defense Industry0

    The state of Hawaii will complete a supply chain map for its defense contracting community, under a $763,856 grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment. This grant will enable the state to identify the prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to the military, allowing state leaders to better support the defense industry as Pentagon spending faces uncertainty, according to a press release from the office of Gov. David Ige (D). Past analyses of the military’s impact on Hawaii have only been completed at the macro-economic level. “This project will reveal how the defense sector impacts every island and aspect of our economy,” said David Carey, chairman of the Military Affairs Council of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii …

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