Contract Management:
SC provides functional expertise to the outsourcing process from developing the Statement of Work (SOW) through contract award and execution. Once awarded, SC manages the communications and radar aspects through contract closeout. This process involves continuous communication with the contractor to provide technical direction, monitor and manage performance, and implement changes as technology advances and mission requirements change. System specialists provide insight to day-to-day O&M activities and also participate in contractor performance evaluations to help assure the mission is being accomplished.

Project Management:
A large part of SC manpower is expended on managing projects in support of the various programs. Projects range from integrating new systems with existing systems to developing and documenting requirements. Projects include researching new sites or capabilities to meet mission scope changes, system performance modifications, new acquisitions, system standardization efforts, researching new technologies for potential benefits, reverse engineering legacy systems and components, software enhancements, and efforts to extend system obsolescence.

Systems Procurement:
As aging systems become unsupportable, replacement systems and component must be developed to replace them. SC develops and validates specifications, performs cost analysis, researches technological solutions, and participates in the solicitation, selection and contract award for the development and acquisition of systems and components required for long-term system sustainment. During the acquisition, SC personnel monitor the progress and quality of the new systems as they are being developed and are intimately involved during the system testing and acceptance phase.

Data Collection:
SC is the focal point for data collection, analysis and reporting for the radar-based surveillance programs. Collected data reflect system performance, availability, reliability, maintainability and operational effectiveness. Maintenance analysis, risk analysis and trend analysis, are also used to gauge contractor performance. The results of this analysis provide a basis for critical decisions that allow continuous improvement in meeting mission objectives.

Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the radar, communications, electronic, and program requirements and surveillance efforts. Provides guidance through policy letters, verbal instructions, staff meeting and conferences. Coordinates with supply agencies to requisition material assets. Provides technical expertise for agreements, performance work statements, source selections, vendor proposal reviews and contract negotiations. Resolves conflicts in procedural guidance through coordination with multi-national governments, Air Force and DoD agencies.

To provide direct and indirect surveillance support for ACC AMIC programs, develop life cycle sustainment practices to increase system operational availability and equipment reliability and ultimately decrease O&M costs and promote and support XR outsourcing activities.