Air Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance Agency

December 13, 2017
By Robert K. Ackerman
A U.S. Air Force U-2 lands at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The Air Force is developing a new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) strategy that focuses on data instead of collection platforms.

The U.S. Air Force is shifting its emphasis in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) away from platforms and toward data as it develops a new ISR strategy. Planners are aiming at a new approach that changes how ISR is undertaken and how it benefits decision makers and warfighters alike.

The new strategy is being built around a core philosophy: “We cannot continue to conduct ISR in the same old ways using the same old methods,” states Col. Johnson Rossow, USAF, Air Force A-2 chief of capabilities-based planning under the Future Warfare Directorate. “We need to be looking at … using old tools in new ways, or new tools in new ways.”

June 27, 2016

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, has been awarded a $9,236,172 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to support Tactical Systems Emulator (TSE) software, TSE System Integration Laboratory, TSE Continental United States Classroom Systems and the sustainment of these systems. Work will be performed at Beale Air Force Base (AFB), California; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Hurlburt AFB, Florida; and Cannon AFB, New Mexico, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2018. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. No funds are being obligated at the time of award.

April 10, 2012
By George Seffers

SAIC, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $32,876,384 firm-fixed-price, time-and-material contract to fulfill a requirement of the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (480 ISRW) for support of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.