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PHONE: SASPO - DMSMS 405-736-5246  DSN: 336-5246

Alternate Sourcing Flight
Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office (SASPO)
3001 Staff Drive, Suite 2AC1 94B
Tinker AFB, OK 73145-3009

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Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office

Source Development and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).< Source Development and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).

Source Development:
Bringing solutions to supportability, affordability, and obsolescence/diminishing sources thru unique, proven, alternate sourcing processes. The objective is to identify, engage, mentor, and provide assistance to Government stakeholders and suppliers resulting in a positive effect.

DMSMS: Improving the sustainability of Department of Defense (DOD) weapon systems by reducing the impact of DMSMS through proactive identification and management of obsolete parts. DMSMS's objective is to:

· Provide the Predictive Tool (Advanced Component Obsolescence Management-AVCOM) which statuses Bill of Materials (BOMs)

· Provide Analysis & Resolution (A&R) program to pursue logistics resolutions for parts obsolescence

· Provide an avenue to electronically communicate component unavailability issues arising from manufacturers notice of production discontinuance to process Life-of-Type buys of DLA managed/purchased items

industry Day

Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

*New - Industry Day scheduled for 22-23 Feb 17

•​Tinker Industry Day Mar 2016
•​Tinker Industry Day Aug 2016

Hill Air Force Base, Utah -- TO COME

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. -- TO COME

Source Development

Source Approval Requests (SARs)
A qualification process the AF utilizes to qualify sources of supply or repair
  • Provide Qualification Requirements to industry through FedBizOps
  • Perform quality checks of SAR packages
  • Driving standard operating procedures within the source approval process
Repair Development 
Matching industry capabilities and new technologies to AF requirements
  • AFSC lead on increasing bearing re-use in the Air Force
  • Increase propulsion blade and vane repairs
  • Evaluating consumable items for potential repair versus buy
Reverse Engineering
Provide program management for certain reverse engineering projects
  • Coordinating reverse engineering efforts for F100 engine cables
  • Working with Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and Department of Energy Labs Coordinated reverse engineering for the C-17 Fire Extinguisher Bottle
Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)


Predictive Tool (AVCOM):  AVCOM provides the capability to instantly status weapon system health across the enterprise
  • Provides a proactive approach to obsolescence management which allows users to resolve issues before they can affect supportability
  • Provides important attributes above and beyond the normal piece part characteristics, for Hardness Critical Items (HCI), Critical Safety Items (CSI), Radiation Hardness (Rad Hard) and can track unlimited BOM indentured levels
  • Reduces MICAPS and increases system availability due to part obsolescence
  • Maintain compliance with AFMCI 63-1201 "Operational Safety Suitability and Effectiveness (OSS&E) and Life Cycle System Engineering (LCSE)"
  • Provides users the capability to share previous resolved DMSMS issues with other users
  • Provides the capability to maximize return on investment and bolsters DMSMS management effectiveness and obsolescence identification for AF weapon systems
Analysis and Resolution (A&R): A&R provides weapon system managers with the resources to perform system studies and proactively identify and resolve component unavailability issues before impacting supportability. Provides the resources to reactively solve part obsolescence issues with a timely cost effective resolution
  • Increase of weapon system availability, capability, war readiness, mission capability Identification of Form ,Fit, Function,& Interface replacement parts to accomplish repairs at all organic and contractor repair facilities
  • Identification of component manufacturers and commercial market availability sources for replacement parts
  • Identification of commercial repair sources to satisfy current DMSMS repair requirements
  • Proactive identification of DMSMS component sources to mitigate DMSMS problems before they occur thus avoiding expensive redesign projects

AFMCI 23-103 (DMSMS)
Gov Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP)
DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal
DMSMS Guidebook (SD-22)