Services acquisitions team shares insight at town hall meeting

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  • By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle
  • Air Force District of Washington Command Information
Services acquisitions professionals gathered for a town hall meeting hosted by Nancy Andrews, senior executive service Air Force Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, here March 9.

In light of AFDW's prominent role in supporting Headquarters Air Force and executing services acquisition, attendance was robust and included military, civilian, and contractor personnel.

As the senior services manager in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Andrews provides oversight for acquisition planning, competitive selection processes, performance-based acquisition, and the deployment of appropriate management and processes for services acquisitions.

“Our cornerstone acquisition objectives are to define the right requirements, involve the right people, execute sound strategies, and align accountability with responsibility,” Andrews explained.

Andrews also addressed how services enable the Air Force mission and outlined the strategic objectives in her role by sharing insight on the latest trends and initiatives impacting services acquisitions.

Joining Andrews was Marcia Bachman, Department of the Air Force General Counsel, who offered her legal vector on myriad topics ranging from intellectual property and technology transfer issues, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement updates, intergovernmental support agreements, and Government Accountability Office statistics and notable decisions.

According to Col. Kevin Eastland, AFDW vice commander, services accounted for 51 percent of Air Force contract spending in fiscal year 2017. “This indicates how critical services are to successful mission execution and highlights the need to keep our acquisition community up to date on current services policy and best practices.”

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