Guidance for Government Sponsors/Customers Utilizing the
Air Force Contract

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a Department of Defense (DoD) federally funded research and development center operated under a cost-reimbursement, no-fee agreement. Its contracts with the U.S. Air Force contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clauses appropriate for R&D work.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Strategic Services Division (AFLCMC/AZS), at Hanscom Air Force Base administers the MIT Lincoln Laboratory contracts, which all Government sponsors/customers must utilize for R&D work performed at the Laboratory. Currently, two contracts are active:


This contract vehicle is for initiating and funding new R&D projects authorized after 28 April 2015. To initiate a new R&D project, certain documents are required by the sponsor and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. A summary list of relevant documents, grouped by sponsor/project type, is provided in the table below.

The sponsor/customer should refer to the Air Force-MIT Lincoln Laboratory User’s Guide for complete information, including flowcharts, document descriptions, processing timelines, funding instructions, changes to existing projects, frequently asked questions, and points of contact.


Documents Required for Initiating a New R&D Project Project Type
  Unclassified DoD Unclassified Non-DoD Classified
1.  Project Statement of Work X X X
2.  Funding Document * X X X
3.  Grey Book Technical Summary X X X
4.  Government Sponsor Technical
X X  
5.  Non-RDT&E Funds Justification Memo X    
6.  Interagency Agreement between AFLCMC/AZS and Sponsor/Customer   X  
7.  Special Checklist     X


* Note: Funding documents for non-DoD sponsors will include a cost recovery charge amount to meet the intent of the Economy Act (31 USC §1535 and §1536) and to support this assisted acquisition service (see Assisted Acquisition Cost Recovery Charge Letter).

Contact Information

For unclassified communications only

AFLCMC/AZS Project Manager Common Inbox:

FLCMC/AZS Financial Management Common Inbox:

AFLCMC/AZS Financial Management Fax: 781-225-2141


The process is subject to change. Please check back periodically for the latest information.



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