Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office

SASPO, located within the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), optimizes the alternate sourcing process and leverages opportunities for resolution of obsolescence issues. SASPO accomplishes this through two mission elements:  Source Development and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS).

Source Development

Air Force Source Approval Requests (SARs)
A qualification process the AF utilizes to qualify sources of supply or repair.

We ask that all Air Force SAR packages be submitted electronically through  DoD safe is safe option for large files.  If you have a PKI certificate you can send directly, if you do not then send a request to and include your email address and "request a drop off".  A "request for drop off" will be returned, use this to submit your SAR package.   

DLA SAR Point of Contact  

Reverse Engineering/Repair Development
Matching industry capabilities and new technologies to AF requirements

Commercially Used and Over Hauled
Match AF requirements to industry availability of commercially-used parts with a military application to create savings through careful implementation of a commercial practice.

Supply Chain Consortium Initiative (SCCI) Other Transaction Authority (OTA)

A contractual vehicle in the 448th supply chain referred to as an "Agreement" to award prototype projects through a consortium manager (SOSSEC)

SCCI OTA Briefing 26 Sep 22.pptx

SASPO Hosted Events

SASPO Attended Events

  • DOD Symposium – Dec. 18-21, 2023
    San Diego, CA
  • Military AM Summit & Tech Showcase – Jan. 16-17, 2023
    Tampa, FL
  • PB-EXPO – March 7-8, 2024
    Miami Beach, FL Booth #5061
  • LOA Symposium – March 2024
    St Louis, MO
  • Aero OK Day – March 2024
    OKC, OK (Capital)
  • MRO Americas - April 9-11 2024
    Chicago, IL Booth #3739
  • Defense Industrial Base Conference – May 7-9, 2024 
    OKC, OK
  • SE Oklahoma Procurement Event - May 16th
    McAlister, OK
  • Oklahoma ACES ID- June 12
    Rose State College, OK

  • SW Oklahoma Procurement Event - June 13
    Lawton, OK

  • Tinker and the Primes- Aug 6-8
    Reed Conference Center, Midwest City, OK

  • Tinker Industry Day – Aug 8
    Reed Conference Center, Midwest City, OK


Reference DocS


AVCOM link
DMSMS Collaboration SharePoint

Policy & Training Team: Policy & Training provides DMSMS briefings and training, DMSMS Management Team (DMT) support member for all program offices, review charters, DMSMS Management Plans (DMP’s), Statement of Works (SOW’s), contract language, etc., and manages the AF DMSMS Subject Matter Expert (SME) list, which is consolidated on the SharePoint.

Predictive Tool (AVCOM):  AVCOM provides the capability to instantly status weapon system health across the enterprise it allows users to pinpoint and predict obsolescence, assess the impact of obsolescence across all platforms, determine “obsolescence density” within the SRU, LRU, and complete system as well as many other functions.

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.

End-of-Life (EOL): The EOL provides the AF an avenue to electronically communicate component unavailability issues arising from manufacturers notice of production discontinuance. Provides capability to receive, process, and communicate Life-of-Type buys of DLA managed/purchased items to DLA. This process supports the supply chain to assure future component availability.

Contact Info


Alternate Sourcing Flight/DMSMS
Strategic Alternate Sourcing Program Office (SASPO)
3001 Staff Drive, Suite 1AE86A
Tinker AFB, OK 73145-3009