US Air Force Exercises 2nd Option Year on $90M Mainstream CPI ContractOct 29, 2009 14:37 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The US Air Force has exercised a second option year on a $90 million 5-year contract (FA8224-07-D-0001) for Mainstream GS in Bethesda, MD, to provide continuous process improvement (CPI) services. CPI is intended to improve the efficiency of how the USAF works as an organization.
A main portion of Mainstream’s work involves support for the Air Force Smart Operations 21 (AFSO21) program, which is based on both Lean and Six Sigma business process improvement tools.
In an interview, Mainstream President Alan Horowitz told DID that his company is supplying the USAF a number of CPI services, include Lean and Six Sigma consulting, training, facilitation, and planning…
Mainstream is working with USAF leadership to ensure that the service’s strategy alignment and deployment program, which is designed to coordinate the AFSO21 efforts of the Major Commands, is carried out effectively, Horowitz said.
On the flightline, the company’s CPI services are intended to help airmen carry out their jobs in the “most efficient and effective way.” By helping to set standard work processes, CPI saves time and money and improves flightline safety, he said.
Under this contract, MainStream has staff working at the headquarters of the Air Mobility Command as well as at 14 domestic air bases.