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AFLCMC Highlights Investments in Workforce, Critical IT Infrastructure

Shaun Morris



AFLCMC Highlights Investments in Workforce, Critical IT Infrastructure

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center responded to the pandemic by making its workforce more flexible and investing in critical information technology infrastructure, an official said. 

AFLCMC Commander Lt. Gen.  Shaun Morris stressed the importance of digital engineering, Agile software development and open systems architecture for flexibility, the Air Force said Thursday.

“When you combine digital engineering and model-based systems engineering with Agile software development in an open systems architecture, you have a process that allows flexibility and responsiveness in addressing the rapidly evolving threats that may be occurring anywhere in the world," Morris said during the annual “State of the Center Address” at Hanscom Air Force Base on Jan. 13.

Reporting under the Air Force Materiel Command, the AFLCMC is responsible for total life cycle management for aircraft, engines, munitions, electronic, computer network, cyber and agile combat support systems. 

Morris said that the AFLCMC's workforce needs to understand the importance of data analytics for the center to maintain its competitive advantage over its adversaries. 

“Our workforce has tools at their disposal and they do a remarkable job of selecting how to do the best job possible. I think it’s important that we don’t dictate how they get the job done. We don’t need to sub-optimize the system," Morris added.

He said that the center also cultivated an open systems architecture that maintains agile and interoperable systems to ensure competitiveness.

An open systems architecture is a system design approach aimed at producing systems that are inherently interoperable and connectable without needing to be redesigned in the future.

Moving forward, the AFLCMC will take advantage of the said investments by more widely implementing telework, Morris said.

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