In preparation for a contested near-peer environment, the U.S. Air Force is working to send forces and assets to austere locations on short notice as part of its agile combat employment concept. The service’s ability to support the greater Joint Force’s dynamic force employment will provide a range of air-related military options and quickly deployed forces when needed in response to emerging requirements. To sharpen its skills in providing a more lean, agile and lethal force that can generate airpower from smaller and more dispersed locations in the Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility, the service’s Pacific Air Forces, also known as PACAF, conducted Operation Pacific Iron 21 during the month of July, ending last Friday.
agile command and control
Accenture Federal Services Limited Liability Company, Reston, Virginia, is being awarded a $17 million contract for research and development activities on advanced decision support services, information exchange, and system interoperability, while facilitating agile command and control via internet-based technology. The Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.