The Acquisition Program Analyst, Senior, Strategic Communications candidate will work for the Information Dominance Programs Directorate which directs, plans, and programs for development, procurement, and product support of information dominance programs.
This person serves as the focal point within the HAF for information dominance matters associated with integrated product life cycle management and facilitates information dominance stakeholder collaboration in addressing lifecycle issues. The portfolio includes current and future: air and ground based command and control (C2), including nuclear C2; Defense Business Systems, Enterprise Information Technology; Cyberspace Weapon Systems; manned and unmanned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); counter-C2 electronic warfare, air traffic control and landing systems; and networks and datalinks systems from concept and technology development through production, deployment, and sustainment.
The Acquisition Program Analyst, Senior position include supporting Headquarters Air Force (HAF) budget preparation and defense, SAE oversight and decision-making activities, PEO program execution and oversight efforts of aircraft platforms. General tasks include:
- Maintaining and analyzing planning, scheduling, and management data.
- Studying, analyzing, and providing recommendations on requirements, acquisition strategies, program documentation, program phase transition plans, supplemental information, and program execution.
- Providing honest broker assessments of programs approaching milestone decisions and of prime contractor technical and operational issues.
- Researching and analyzing program trends, identifying issues, and recommending solutions.
- Making recommendations on the allocation of funding, establishment of program goals, objectives, and schedules, and the formulation of program direction.
- Tracking compliance with stated program direction and identifying issues.
- Identifying and researching programmatic issues and tradeoffs in terms of required capabilities, costs, and schedules.
- Reviewing and providing recommendations on existing and proposed Air Force acquisition and capability area policies and implementation.
- Reviewing and evaluating the impact of national, DoD, JCS, and civil government policies and activities that affect Air Force acquisition programs and capability areas.
- Maintaining historical Air Force weapon program documentation and developing summary documents/briefings and training material.
- Providing short notice, quick-reaction analyses of critical programmatic issues in the context of Congressional, OSD Staff, Joint Staff, HQ USAF, Major Air Command (MAJCOM), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), coalition, or bi-lateral activities.
- Preparing Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) documentation to ensure they accurately articulate the current program.
- Supporting the HAF review process - Air Force Requirements Oversight Council (AFROCs), Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment (JWCAs), Defense Acquisition Boards (DABs), Congressional cycle, Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASPs), Air Force Review Board (AFRBs), Configuration Steering Board (CSB), Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, etc.
- Reviewing and documenting Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
- Monitoring on-going studies, analyses, and developmental work relevant to weapon systems.
- Supporting program-specific efforts like Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, Capability Development Documents (CDD), Capability Production Documents (CPD), Information Exchange Requirements (IER), and requirements working groups.
- Reviewing and providing data to assist in preparation for legislative hearings, program documentation, briefing packages and read-aheads, Congressional staffer visits, and other events to ensure an integrated and consistent Air Force position in response to Congressional questions, issues, and requests for information on assigned program/portfolio.
Active Secret Clearance
Master’s degree in a Business, Finance or Engineering discipline.
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A total of 10 years of acquisition experience in a System Program Office and/or Air Force Headquarters.
Potential travel 25% of the time
Highly Desired Experience:
1. Strategic C2: STRATCOM, USSTRATEGICCOMMAND, AFSPC or Air Force Space command, E4 Aircraft, ABCCC (Airborne Command Control Communications)
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