Acquisition Program Manager

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(2/28/2024 1:39 PM)
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Acquisition Program Manager

Be the Difference 

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.



Astrion has an exciting opportunity for an Acquisition Program Manager to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/PEO Digital Directorate (AFLCMC/HB). 


The Air Force Program Execution Office for PEO Digital (AFPEO/HB) has the collective Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) mission responsibility to manage and execute the modernization, development, testing, production, fielding, and sustainment of the PEO Digital portfolio, which includes over 130 programs for the United States Air Force (USAF) and foreign allies.


This is a full-time position located at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA.



  • Support cost and schedule reduction activities for acquisition and development efforts.
  • Provide program level acquisition support to the Program Manager and Integrated Product Team Leads by helping guide successful program execution to maintain the acquisition battle rhythm and deliver warfighter capability
  • Provide support and solutions to program leadership to facilitate successful contract execution for the program and analyzes overall program health and advises program leadership on options to maintain cost, schedule and performance objectives
  • Support and develop various briefings/schedules of program status and acquisition tasks to senior management
  • Provide expert Program Management inputs to Request for Proposal (RFPs) including systems specs, Electronic Warfare Systems (SRDs), Statement of Work (SOWs), and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs), and other RFP products
  • Review acquisition documents and provides comments with programmatic perspective to ensure consistency and accuracy. Documents may include, but are not limited to, ADMs, LCSP, Acquisition Strategies, APBs, Risk Management Plans, PMRs and milestone decision briefings
  • Support, prepare, review and develop acquisition reports, including statutory and regulatory acquisition report and milestone review documentations identified in DoDI 5000.02
  • Support implementation and execution of acquisition and development effort processes in concert with Government and weapon system prime contractors
  • Provide non-technical acquisition program management to include guidance and expertise necessary to apply principles, criteria, and procedures of DoD Directive 5000.1, DoDI 5000.02, NSSAP 03-02, and other DoD, AF, AFMC, and AFLCMC Instructions, Directives, Regulations, and guidance documents as applicable
  • Outline policy disconnects, policy interpretation, and management of all acquisition efforts
  • Advise the PM on best practice PM principles to achieve substantial process improvements, efficiencies, and potential cost avoidance
  • Assist with planning, evaluating and implementing program acquisition strategies. This includes DoD and AF policy and/or guidance; technical approach and/or requirements; risk assessment; and realism in achieving a product suitable for the warfighter within cost, schedule, and performance constraints. Also includes broad range of program acquisition strategies, market research, evaluating deliverables requirements and best practice management; this includes support to Urgent Capability Acquisitions and Middle Tier of Acquisition as defined in DoDI 5000.80, Operation of the Middle Tier of Acquisition and DoDI 5000.81, Urgent Capability Acquisition
  • Support and coordinate with program level scheduling personnel
  • Develop, maintain, and update program risk management plans IAW the Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition, AFPAM 63-128, and the Air Force RI3 Guidebook; facilitate program risk identification, risk analysis, risk handling and risk monitoring; assist with execution of program risk management boards, risk management working groups (or equivalent), and document meeting minutes; includes analyzing prime and sub-contractor risk management processes
  • Assist with development, maintenance, and update of acquisition reports such as the Monthly Activity Reports (MAR), Source Approval Request (SAR), Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES), Acquisition Program Baseline (APB), and supplemental reports as required by DoD policy for ACAT I, ACAT II, and ACAT III programs and IAW DoDI 5000.02, AFI 63-101_20-101, and AFPAM 63-128. This requires use of standardized and specialized software applications such as M/S Office, Integrated Budget Documentation and Execution System (IDECS), Electronic Document Access (EDA), Comprehensive Cost and Requirement’s System (CCaR), and any other DoD/Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) mandated system(s)
  • Provide direct support in preparing and submitting funding documents (e.g. Purchase Request, MIPR, Purchase Orders, etc.). Requires familiarity with Financial systems such as Comprehensive Cost and Requirement’s System (CCaR)
  • Assist with preparation of briefings, graphics and reports in direct support of the acquisition program management functions
  • Provide services critical to Life Cycle Logistics and operational supportability
  • Interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate acquisition project assignments and make recommendations to Government Program Manager regarding problems with unique or controversial items that may have a major effect on the overall performance and execution of acquisition & sustainment projects
  • Compare program direction and program plans for consistency
  • Review and track prime contractor deliverables status and schedules
  • Review program integration plans and provide comments
  • Monitor interface control between IT systems
  • Assist with drafting contractual letters on program management issues
  • Assist with development of source selection strategies, evaluation criteria, Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation, and other source selection administrative support
  • Keep abreast of DoD acquisition reform policies and Air Force Instructions, and recommend revisions to new and existing programs impacted by the changes, such as Review, Discuss and Concur (RDC) and Evolutionary Acquisition, including Spiral Development and Incremental Development



Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

ClearanceMust have an actiurity clearance

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 12 years of experience, 6 years of which must be in the DoD
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, policies and practices of systems acquisition and program management, as defined in DoDI 5000.02 and 5000.75, as well as knowledge of roles and relationships within the DoD and the Air Force
  • Possess knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for gathering, analyzing, and measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of acquisition programs
  • Possesses the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, providing quality acquisition and program documentation including but not limited to briefings, documents,and plans



What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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