Air Force plans industry outreach event

Staff report

FAIRBORN — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) will host its inaugural Life Cycle Industry Days, Sept. 14-16, at the University of Dayton River Campus, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton.

Life Cycle Industry Days is a first-time event led by the Air Force, designed to encourage new relationships between government and industry.

“We want to provide a forum to talk about near and long-term requirements and give large and small businesses alike the opportunity to discuss potential partnerships,” said Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, AFLCMC commander. “We’ve worked directly with our industry partners to develop a content-driven agenda focused on topics that span the complete acquisition life cycle.”

Featured speakers from across multiple agencies will discuss a variety of topics to include experimentation and prototyping, hot issues in source selection, weapon systems cyber resiliency, small business discussions and sustainment technology.

The event will focus on near-term business opportunities, current and projected war-fighting requirements, future technologies and cost-savings initiatives. Presentations developed by the AFLCMC’s weapon systems and program component offices will provide the foundation for Sept. 16, which is dedicated to one-on-one discussions between the Air Force and industry.

The complete agenda, speaker list and additional information is available at

Staff report