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Luke Schultz is the Director of Small Business, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  The organization is responsible for overseeing reviews of approximately $36 billion in center procurements and maximizing small business opportunities across AFLCMC.   The center supports acquisitions by the AFLCMC Program Executive Officers and Directorates, with six Small Business Offices across all operating locations.  Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Schultz served as the Chief of the Pricing Division, Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA), Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC).  He led a 12-person staff that provided pricing support to a worldwide organization of 750 personnel responsible for a total contract portfolio of $55 billion.  AFICA contracting authority and support extends across eight major commands and their 77 operational contracting squadrons across the globe. 
Prior to his assignment as Chief of the Pricing Division, Mr. Schultz served as Supervisory Contract Negotiator for the 771 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Civil Engineering Commodity Council, AFICA, WPAFB, Ohio.  In this position he led a 22-person staff providing contract support to the Civil Engineering Commodity Council responsible for a total contract portfolio of $1.5 billion.  Mr. Schultz has served in various positions throughout his career as a contract negotiator, contract specialist, contract price/cost analyst, contracting officer, supervisory contract negotiator, and an HQ AFICA staff division chief.  Mr. Schultz also obtained an unlimited contracting officer warrant.  Mr. Schultz has experience in every phase of the acquisition lifecycle and has worked in various programs that cover Systems, Services, A&AS, Operational, Commercial, Specialized, Test, Construction, R&D, and Strategic Sourcing. 



Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation  (FIAR) Regulations Collider

Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm (EST)
Place: Virtual - Zoom login will be given out week of event
Cost: No Charge
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Financial Effectiveness, Compliance, and Reliability to resolve financial management deficiencies and ensure audit readiness for business
  • The Small Business Hub in conjunction with Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is hosting a Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Collider. This is one of the top initiatives across the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. The Collider is going to focus on the FIAR regulation along with providing important insight on the impact to defense contractors and what it could mean to small business. You will come away with useful tools and resources to help you. FIAR is a very detailed and daunting regulation, but our speaker from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is going to help educate you on FIAR and provide key insight and tools.
  • Ms. Kathy Watern, SES, Executive Director, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will provide opening remarks and the importance of FIAR for the Center. Following, Ms. Lorie Wade, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Logistics Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR) Integrator, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma will provide an overview of FIAR, what it means to small businesses, terminology, and provide tools & resources.
The SB Hub and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center SB Office hopes you can make this event!


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Building 39, Suite 109
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433