The U.S. Air Force is the aerial warfare service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The main purpose of the Air Force is to preserve the peace and security and provide for the defense of the U.S., the Territories, Commonwealths, and possessions and any areas occupied by the U.S.; to support the national policies; to implement the national objectives; and to overcome any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the U.S. The core values of the Air Force are: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.
As a service-disabled, veteran-owned (SDVO) small business, IEA shares and supports the Air Force’s mission and core values. Within the Air Force, we provide event planning, program management, and administrative support services to the Air Force Technical and Analytical Support (AFTAS) Program.
IEA performed event planning and management services in support of more than 15 Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ) forums a year. These forums are held at various locations across the continental U.S. (CONUS), and each one includes up to 300 participants. The focus of these forums is to bring together high-level leadership across the U.S. Air Force to discuss issues relating to the acquisition community.
In support of these forums, IEA made all the logistics arrangements, including the scheduling of special guest speakers, and acted as the sole point of contact with the hotel/venue. We arranged all conference materials such as lanyards, books, nametags, and welcome folders. To ensure that the SAF/AQ forums ran smoothly and met all program requirements, IEA provided clerical support personnel to handle all logistical and administrative details. The primary duties of these employees included preparing documents, editing, and proofreading; desktop publishing; making room reservations; scheduling speakers; word processing with the Microsoft® Office suite of software; managing a large FedEx account for shipping materials around the world; drafting, editing, and typing correspondence; and performing a variety of office support functions. IEA personnel received recognition and positive feedback from the Under Secretary of the Air Force and many of her subordinates.