WARNER ROBINS, GA (March 24, 2016) MERC participated in the 2016 Program Executive Officer (PEO) Review and Outlook on 24 March 2016 at the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Hangar. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Industries Committee (AIC) and Robins AFB.
This event supports the May 2015 Air Force Strategic Master Plan:
“The Air Force will invigorate the extraordinary talent resident in America’s industrial, commercial, and academic sectors by increasing communication, healthy competition, and transparency.”
Over 300 participants heard presentations from the Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, along with detailed acquisition requirements from seven different PEOs. Participants also had the opportunity to meet directly with the PEOs and their local portfolio Division Managers.
About Mercer Engineering Research Center
Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.
Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.
To learn more, please visit MERC's website at www.merc-mercer.org.