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New USAF Nuclear Command Gets SAIC Support

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The newly established USAF Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is taking over responsibility for the USA’s ICBM force as part of an effort to unify all USAF nuclear assets under 1 command. Based at Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, the command was stood up on Aug 7/09 to oversee all of the USAF nuclear forces and conduct strategic deterrence and global strike operations. To support the command’s work, the USAF awarded on Dec 28/09 a contract to Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to provide requirements assessment, strategic planning, and programming support. Under the contract, SAIC will assist with the design and implementation of processes and organizations to help ensure the command satisfies requirements and resource allocation objectives. The contract has a 1-year base period of performance, a single 1-year option, and a total value of more than $10 million if the option is exercised. Work will be performed primarily at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, LA. The creation of AFGSC began in October 2008 with the approval of the USAF’s nuclear roadmap [pdf] – Reinvigorating the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise. As part of the command’s assumption of ICBM mission responsibility, AFGSC gains 3 missile wings: 1 each from F.E. Warren […]

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