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

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.






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).  

SASPO announcements

SASPO is announcing a virtual Industry Day (ID) held on 13 December 2018. Please send All RSVPs to the SASPO Workflow:  RSVPs will only be accepted from this workflow address.  Please see attachment for specific time slots and parts.

Please provide:

-          Company

-          Address

-          Name (if calling from a conference line with multiple attendees please submit names only)

-          Email

-          Phone

First Time (Please indicate if this is your first SASPO Industry Day)

SASPO Industry Day Virtural 13 Dec 2018

  • Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. --

Industry Day 17 August 2018

 TF33 Industry Day -- 16 Oct 2018 -- Tinker Business Industrial Park

  • Hill Air Force Base, Utah -- 

Industry Day July 2018

  • Robins Air Force Base, Ga. -- 

• Industry Day 22 Mar 2018


Contact Info

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

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


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

End-of-Life (EOL): The EOL provides the AF an avenue to electronically communicate component unavailability issues arising from naufacturers 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.

  • Allows AF that last chance to purchase a lifetime supply of parts before the manufacturer actually discontinues production
  • Reduces future mission impacts by ensuring DLA receives AF Lot Buy requirements for EOL components to sustain systems for life
  • Formerly known as the Air Force Module-Shared Data Warehouse
  • Provides improved consistency in research and resolution