by Air Force Sustainment Center Logistics Directorate
7/2/2015 - TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The
Air Force Sustainment Center recently entered into an Enterprise
Partnership Agreement with Southwestern Research Institute that will
improve efficiency and provide readiness to support operations, by
reducing time and costs associated with negotiations for work at all
three air logistics complexes at Hill, Tinker and Robins Air Force
The private partner is enabled to negotiate specific implementation
agreements with any of the three air logistics complexes allowing for
faster workload execution within the partnership via the IAs, said
Shannon Wagner, AFSC team lead for Public Private Partnering.
"With the nature of today's threats to national security and the
challenges of sustaining military readiness during this period of
budgetary decline, PPPs will continue to be a viable means for workload
sustainment in the future," said Wagner. "The AFSC will continue to
fine-tune and make improvements to the PPP process in a manner in which
cost-savings and war-winning capabilities will not be diminished."
The Enterprise AFSC and SwRI EPA is expected to facilitate bringing
workloads into the ALCs to include Turkish AF/FMS F110 Engine
Performance and Trending Training, F110 Modernized Digital Engine
Control Tester and Test Program Sets, B-52 Power Drive Unit Depot
Repair, A-10 Improved Electronic Processor Units Fleet Support/Testing,
and A-10 Support Equipment Roadmap/proof of concept and repairs.
According to Steve Alsup, AFSC director of Logistics, the implementation
of this agreement will roll out as needed and as negotiated for
"With enterprise partnering we can assure we have the right balance of
capabilities across the industrial complex while delivering cost
effective readiness back to the warfighter," said Alsup. "Through
Public-Private Partnering, we have a combined workforce vested in
mission success that is the catalyst for 'Art of the Possible' results."
Southwest Research Institute Executive Vice President Walter Downing echoed those comments.
"This enterprise agreement is a good example of the strong relationship
Southwest Research Institute has with the Air Force. The improved and
streamlined process will enable us to be more effective in supporting
the Air Force mission, and ultimately, assist the warfighter. It also
opens up additional opportunities for us to support the military depots
to accomplish new workloads," said Downing.