AOCE Retained to Provide Advisory and Assistance Services to U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command

AOCE has been re-awarded the Directorate of Training & Doctrine Support (DOTD) under the Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services (SMDA2S) ID/IQ. The task order mission is to provide institutional and leader development training to Army Space and Missile Defense operators and professionals. AOCE will provide program management and quality assurance, Space, Ballistic Missile Defense and Institutional training critical to the Army’s readiness mission in support of both space and missile defense operations. Work is conducted at Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases and other locations in the Colorado Springs, CO area. AOCE currently is responsible for the execution of six contracts under the SMDA2S ID/IQ.

AOCE Teams with DRG to Train Fighter Crews at Six U.S. Airbases

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In April 2017, AOCE began its multi-million dollar contract with the U.S. Air Force providing Contract Aircrew Training Courseware Development and Continuation Training for F-15E, F-16 and F-22A aircraft at Seymour Johnson, Shaw, Langley, Nellis, Mountain Home and Hill Air Force bases. Along with subcontractor, Delaware Resource Group of Oklahoma, LLC, AOCE is responsible for maximizing operational effectiveness and combat capability of the new and rated aircrew members through academic and training device instruction, Distributed Mission Operations and Distributed Mission Training. 

Team AOCE is awarded the 1st Space Brigade Task Order (TO 1538) under SMDA2S IDIQ

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AOCE is proud to announce their team’s win under the SMDA2S IDIQ. This task order is to provide the 1st Space Brigade (1SP BDE) with technical expertise and continuity to carry out its mission supporting USSTRATCOM and ongoing overseas contingency operations. The technical expertise contributes directly to the preparation for deployment and ability of deploying brigade elements to carry out support to operations FREEDOM SENTINEL and other global operations. Deployment of Brigade S3-assigned military members coupled with extended pre-deployment absences for mandatory training and certification necessitate contractor support. Guidelines for these tasks are frequently very general in nature, and Team AOCE will interpret policy on our own initiative, conceptualize system problems or requirements, analyze highly complex technical and programmatic problems or alternatives and provide guidance to the command.

Team AOCE is awarded the FT MMC Task Order (TO 1530) under SMDA2S IDIQ

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AOCE is proud to announce their team’s win under the SMDA2S IDIQ. This task order is to provide Force Tracking (FT) support to the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command /Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) G33 Mission Management Center (MMC). The objective of this effort is to provide Program Management & Quality Assurance services; FT Systems and Operations Support; FT Enterprise System Engineering & Integration Support; FT Information Assurance; FT Operations Network Engineering Support; FT Database Administration Support; International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Support; Hardware/software administration, systems integration and configuration support; and architecture operations help desk support.

Team AOCE is awarded the DOTD Task Order (TO 1529) under SMDA2S IDIQ

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AOCE has been awarded the Directorate of Training & Doctrine Support (DOTD) Task Order. This task order is to provide SMDA2S support to the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command /Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) / Future Warfare Center (FWC) - DOTD. AOCE will support the institutional and leader development training curriculum provided by the Directorate of Training and Doctrine (DOTD) to Army Space and Missile Defense operators and professionals. The mission of this training curriculum has been identified as critical to the Army’s readiness mission in support of both space and missile defense operations. Our Team will be providing Program Management and Quality Assurance Support, and input into Institutional Training, Doctrine development, Ballistic Missile Defense Training, and Space Training to support the Future Warfare Center (FWC) – DOTD.

Team AOCE is awarded the JBTEC Task Order (TO 1528) under SMDA2S IDIQ

AOCE is proud to announce their team’s first win under the SMDA2S IDIQ. This task order is to provide SMDA2S support to the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command /Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) / Joint Ballistic Missile Defense (JBMD) Training & Education Center (JBTEC). The objective of this effort is to provide training of all elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) and how they support real world operational requirements. We will be providing Program Management and Quality Assurance Support, and input into Institutional Training, Joint Ballistic Missile Defense Training, Ballistic Missile Defense Asset Management, Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) Training, Joint Early Missile Warning, and International Simulation (ISim) User Training to the Joint Ballistic Missile Defense (JBMD) Training & Education Center (JBTEC).

AOCE is awarded a Space and Missile Defense Advisory and Assistance Services (SMDA2S) MAIDIQ Contract

AOCE is proud to announce the award of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC) and Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) SMDA2S MAIDIQ contract. The AOCE Team will be providing A&AS and operational support services on definition, planning, development, and execution of high altitude Space, Missile Defense, Global Strike, Information Operations (IO), Cyber Operations (CO), Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Space Science and Technology Strategy Initiatives, Friendly Force Tracking, Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations (IJSTO), Commercial Imagery and related missions.

AOCE Selected as a Finalist for the Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Strategic Command's SMDA2S Contract

AOCE is pleased to announce their team’s recent selection as a finalist for the Space and Missile Defense Command/ Army Strategic Command’s SMDA2S contract.  We look forward to the announcement of the final awardees, and are excited about continuing to support the Army Space and Missile Defense Community as they provide “Relevant and Ready Space and Missile Defense Forces”!

AOCE Receives Jimmy Doolittle Fellow Award

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On 12 February 2015, AOCE was recognized by the Air Force Association, the Commander of Air Combat Command, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and by the Secretary of the Air Force for their contributions to the Warfighter training through Live, Virtual and Constructive Training.  AOCE was awarded the Command and Control, Technical Support Contract at the Distributed Mission Operations Center beginning on 26 September 2013 that combined a prior technical and operational contract structure into one inclusive contract for conducting Virtual Flags in accordance with COMACC EXPLAN-88.  In addition to four annual Virtual Flag events, the contract includes two Joint Kill Chain Events and two Weapons School Events in direct support of the 8th Weapons School syllabus.  The Command and Control Technical Support Contract team supports 705 Combat Training Squadron directed Acceptance Testing, Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint and a number of other Live, Virtual and Constructive initiatives that support Warfighter training.  General “Hawk” Carlisle selected the 705 Combat Training Squadron, as a leader in Air Combat Command, for its contributions to Live, Virtual and Constructive Training in industrial partnership with AOCE for recognition by the Air Force Association at the Warfighter Symposium in Orlando Florida.

The Air Force Association’s Central Florida Chapter sponsored the symposium and recognized six organizations, four military and two from industry, which have made significant contributions to the Warfighter training effort.  The Air Force Association focused on small businesses who have impacted performance across the Combat Air Forces, leading to valued-added training given the fiscally challenged environment in today’s DoD.  AOCE’s team of 30 subject matter experts supported government innovation in Live, Virtual and Constructive Training with the integration of newly Distributed Mission Operations capable sites, the inclusion of Live aircraft, Live ground systems and continuous software and hardware refreshing.  The collaborative efforts between Industry and the Military, at the squadron level, have had a lasting and significant influence on training for the next generation of military technology.  AOCE is the go-to company for the military services from individualized, stand-alone training, to major combat operations scenarios that afford Tactics, Techniques and Procedures development and validation.  The 705th Combat Training Squadron in partnership with AOCE is networking across the Joint, Allied and Coalition Military Community in a Virtual training environment that is unmatched anywhere in the world.

AOCE Teams with BAH to Provide Leadership Coaching Services to Senior Leaders in the Federal Service

Teamed with our prime contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), AOCE’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Hartney, has provided leadership coaching services to senior leaders in the Federal Service over the past year. The primary goals of this effort have been to improve organizational effectiveness, manage change, and enhance the quality of performance as well as aid senior management in developing a high performing staff. This has been accomplished by providing one-on-one leadership coaching, feedback and strategy discussions to high performing leaders with Senior Executive Service potential.  Mr. Hartney, an International Coaching Federation trained leadership coach, has helped these leaders identify critical success factors, identify strengths and weaknesses, and create personal development action plans.

Team AOCE is Awarded USAMS III Contract

AOCE has received an award under the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Systems and Mission Support III (USAMS III) contract. Worth a combined $800M and covering a five-year period of performance, USAMS III is one of the primary services contracts for USSTRATCOM.    

AOCE and eight other companies under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract will provide advisory and assistance services (A&AS) as well as non-A&AS support for all missions areas of USSTRATCOM, which include Strategic Deterrence; Space Operations; Cyberspace Operations; Joint Electronic Warfare; Global Strike; Missile Defense; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction; and Analysis and Targeting. As task orders are released, and won, AOCE employees will provide a spectrum of services to include Management, Operational and Professional Support Services; Studies, Analyses and Evaluations; Engineering and Technical Services; and Operations and Maintenance for Information Technology platforms.

Jim Hartney, AOCE’s Chief Executive Officer, said “I couldn’t be prouder of our winning USAMS III team.  We anticipate that this contract win will provide significant growth opportunities for our company in the years ahead and we look forward to supporting the marvelous men and women assigned to the United States Strategic Command.”

AOCE is Recognized as High-Performing Small Business Subcontractor by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)

AOCE was recognized by GDIT as a high-performing small subcontractor for their technical effort and performance during the past year.  The GDIT Quality Service Provider (QSP) Program uses an established quality rating system and an annual evaluation process to identify the highest-quality small business providers based on quality work, timeliness, responsiveness, cost effectiveness and standards and conduct. GDIT presented the award to AOCE at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, FL on December 2nd, 2014

AOCE Teams Up with General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. on the Joint Force Development Support Services IDIQ.

Partnered with General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. (GDIT), AOCE is pleased to announce we will support the Joint Force Development Support Services (JFDSS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract as a subcontractor. The program has a five year period of performance with a total potential contract value of $877 million.  The primary goal of the JFDSS IDIQ contract is to provide the operational support necessary to advance the warfighter’s ability to adapt to and overcome an ever-evolving threat environment. This will be accomplished through varying combinations of education, training, assessment, experimentation and infrastructure that are the necessary foundation for learning to occur.  This multiple award contract provides support primarily at the U.S. Joint Staff J7 complex in Suffolk, VA. The program focuses on support to Combatant Commands, Joint Task Force Headquarters, Joint Force Functional Component Headquarters, and multinational partners worldwide. Support includes the planning and execution of joint events, collective and individual joint training, Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis, Joint Doctrine, Joint Deployment Training Center, Service Joint Training Environment, and Joint Knowledge Online.

AOCE Teams Up with CAE USA on the MQ-1/MQ-9 Contract Aircrew Training and Courseware Development (CAT/CWD) Contract.

AOCE is pleased to announce that prime contractor CAE USA has subcontracted to AOCE for support of the MQ-1/MQ-9 Contract Aircrew Training and Courseware Development (CAT/CWD) contract, which is one of the largest Major Weapons Systems in the Combat Air Forces. The MQ-1/MQ-9 CAT/CWD contract includes academic, training device, and live flying instruction in support of formal course syllabi, training plans, event instructor guides and Continuation Training (CT) for personnel in support of operations at Creech Air Force Base AFB, NV, Holloman AFB, NM, March ARB, CA, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base (ANGB), NY and possible other locations that may be required in the future.

Team AOCE is Awarded the 705th Combat Training Squadron's Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC) Contract

Team AOCE will provide operational, technical, and analytical expertise to support the 705th Combat Training Squadron (705CTS) and the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC). AOCE will assist in the planning and execution of DMOC training, test, and experimentation events and Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) system development and operational support. This effort includes program management, engineering support, and operations support tasks.

The 705CTS is the owner and operator of the DMOC – the United States Air Force’s centerpiece for the development, integration, and application of leading-edge LVC simulation capabilities for training, testing, and experimentation.  They support ACC’s EX-Plan 88 for Virtual Flag and Coalition Virtual Flag exercises across Service, Joint and Allied forces spanning the globe distributively.  The AOCE team will provide scenario development of Constructive and Virtual systems providing a leading edge synthetic training environment for continuation training, theater familiarization and pre-deployment preparation for real world missions.

AOCE captures both operational and technical aspects of exercise development and enables the customer to address warfighter certifications through events such as Joint Kill Chain – training Army ADAFCO (Army Defense Artillery Fire Control Officer) to complete certification.  The teaming of operational SMEs and technical system engineers will advance the DMOC’s ability to sustain and expand the AF’s role in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for training, testing and experimentation for the next five years and beyond.

Mayvin is Awarded the Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) Contract

AOCE will be subcontracting to The Mayvin Consulting Group, Inc. (Mayvin) to support the Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) mission by providing a full range of non-personal professional advisory and assistance services (A&AS) to support the staff, customer base, and projects relating to the overall program and acquisition management of SG5M programs. The Headquarters United States Air Force Surgeon General’s Office (HQ USAF/SG), serves as the Air Force Medical Services (AFMS) resource management support for AFMSA, and other HQ USAF/SG agencies. The Acquisition Support Cell (ASC) was created to assist program managers (PM) assigned to the Air Force (AF) medical arena in fully developing their acquisition packages and acting as a liaison between PMs and the procuring agencies.

BlueForce is Awarded the Air Combat Command and Control Tactical Data Link Operations and Management Organization (A3 TDLOMO) Contract

Supporting BlueForce as a sub, AOCE will support the Headquarters Air Combat Command, Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations Division, HQ ACC/A3CJ, Tactical Data Link Operations and Management Organization (TDLOMO). HQ ACC/A3CJ provides Tactical Data Link (TDL) Operations and Management program support for ACC as well as service support to the MAJCOMs and Warfighting commands.  The primary responsibility of A3CJ as the TDLOMO is to provide ACC/A3 with one organization to address cross platform TDL operations and any resulting issues from platform implementation, operational TDL employment, and data link management with the goal of fostering interoperability, cross-domain integration, and enhancing the digital kill chain. AOCE provides A3CJ with Link 16 network design and management support services.  The TDLOMO operates the Air Force Link 16 Network Design Facility with primary responsibility for the design, delivery and maintenance of Link 16 operational networks used by AF organizations worldwide for training, exercises, testing and contingency operations.  As part of the responsibility to support timely net-centric operations, A3CJ represents the AF as lead command for TDL operations throughout the four phases of the Link 16 network management process (design, planning, initiation, and operation).

Blue Force is Awarded the Air Combat Command (ACC) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Contract

Acting as a subcontractor to BlueForce, AOCE will provide Management and Professional Services for the Air Combat Command (ACC) International Affairs Security Cooperation Division (ACC/IAS).  The ACC/IAS Division is responsible for development, management, and execution of ACC managed Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases, as well as management of ACC FMS case lines from FMS cases managed by Air Force agencies other than ACC. The ACC International Affairs Directorate (ACC/IA) manages ACC FMS cases and other International Partner engagements of interest to ACC.

Virginia Chamber Announces AOCE as One of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies – The Fantastic 50

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The Virginia Chamber announced the names of fifty of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the eighteenth annual Virginia's FANTASTIC 50 Awards Banquet on April 25, 2013 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly.  Nearly 500 attendees at the ceremony saluted the winners for their entrepreneurial success and contribution to Virginia's economy.