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Air Force’s BES hosts annual Vendor Industry Day

Air Force’s BES hosts annual Vendor Industry Day

Herbert Hunter, Air Force Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate director of staff, speaks during the 2018 Vendor Industry Day, Wednesday, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The purpose of this annual event is to bring current and potential industry partners together to receive presentations from BES leadership and program leads on BES mission, direction, upcoming opportunities and challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

The Air Force’s Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate hosted its annual Vendor Industry Day event, Wednesday, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.

 

The event was held immediately following the Montgomery Information Technology Summit which is hosted by the Montgomery Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

 

The purpose of this annual event is to bring current and potential industry partners together to receive presentations from BES leadership and program leads on BES mission, direction, upcoming opportunities and challenges.

 

“(This year’s summit) provided a great opportunity for our local AFCEA chapter and the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate to partner with our mission and industry partners to discuss enterprise methods to deliver warfighter capability at the speed of need,” said Herbert Hunter, BES director of staff. “We had a 50-50 mixture of government and industry speakers and panel members who shared their assessments on the threats to our networks, applications and data and how we are working every day in an efficient and effective way to meet our adversaries’ challenges. The Summit was a tremendous success and well received by all.”

 

Between their main location on Maxwell Air Force Base’s Gunter Annex and three others across the U.S., BES currently has more than 2,300 personnel and a portfolio value of more than $1 billion.

 

“Our passion for the U.S. Air Force is evident as we touch every aspect of the mission every day,” Hunter said. “Whether it be human resource, personnel and pay, logistics readiness, medical, CE, or financial and accounting systems, at BES we run the systems that run the Air Force: moving money, manpower and materiel.”

 

The date for next year’s MITS is May 21-22.