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Overview

The Vision:  “One Team…One Digital Lifecycle Enterprise”

What is Digital Transformation?

Depending on your role and functional specialty in the Department of the Air Force, the concept of Digital Transformation may have different meaning.  The Department of the Air Force Vision is, "A digitally-empowered Air Force equipped with an agile workforce, state-of-the-art technologies, and intuitive processes that drive model-based enterprise decision-making, enable automation, institutionalize open architectures, and leverage authoritative models and data to ensure seamless stakeholder collaboration across the acquisition lifecycle."  The Space Force Digital Vision is, "An interconnected, innovative, digitally dominant force."

The Campaign:  The Department of the Air Force Digital Campaign is a coordinated effort to move the activities of our enterprise, government and industry to modern digital capabilities and processes. The desired end state is a collaborative, integrated digital environment that guides, orchestrates, and delivers the means for each individual across the enterprise to access the data, functions and elements needed to do a his or her job in a purely digital manner. This includes all functions, from acquisition to sustainment and beyond, not just engineering. 

The End Game:  To deliver capabilities to our Air and Space Force at ever increasing speed and efficiency by designing, sustaining, and modernizing them in an integrated digital environment. 

The Strategy

An AFMC top priority is to transition the Air Force life cycle enterprise into one that leverages 21st Century digital technology to manage Air Force technical baselines from concept through sustainment. The Digital Campaign aims to create a technical environment that provides for the delivery of cutting-edge capabilities at ever increasing speed and efficiency by designing, sustaining, and modernizing them in an integrated digital domain.  
 
  • To address the increasing time to field capabilities, AFMC must become digital, matching many non-military industries that have widely embraced digital tools, processes, and approaches--greatly improving their time-to-market.
  • Transitioning to a digital AFMC enterprise is foundational to our success and will be the critical enabler to delivering capability at speed.
  • Digital tools and processes can improve time and efficiency in each acquisition phase. 
  • The expected outcome is to deliver capabilities at ever increasing speed and efficiency by designing, sustaining, and modernizing them in an integrated digital ecosystem. 
  • Air Force enterprise adoption of innovative product development methods, processes, and tools can improve time-to-field, program agility, quality, and cost. 
  • The coordinated effort is defined by six lines of effort. 
  • The integrated digital ecosystem will guide, orchestrate and deliver the means for each individual across the materiel enterprise to access the data, functions and elements needed to do their job in a purely digital manner:  all functions, not just engineering. 

Digital Guide

To learn more about the Digital Campaign, internal Air Force personnel can visit the Digital Campaign Guide at:

https://usaf.dps.mil/teams/afmcde (CAC Required)

External customers can visit the public Digital Collaboration site on APAN at:

https://wss.apan.org/af/aflcmc/

Note:  First time visitors to the APAN page will need to create an account to visit the site.

Contact Us

For more information on the AFMC Digital Campaign, or to reach the lead for a specific line of effort, contact the AFMC Digital Campaign team.  

To view a list of the current LOE champions, visit https://wss.apan.org/af/aflcmc/Newcomers%20Page/Home.aspx.

Lines of Effort and Working Groups

The Digital Campaign consists of multiple Lines of Effort (LOEs) and working groups. Each LOE is lead by a champion (team lead) and is supervised by an Air Force Life Cycle Management Center general officer and/or Program Executive Officer who helps to maintain the focus and drive the accomplishment of the campaign objectives.

  • LOE #0 & 1: Integrated Environment – Information Technology Infrastructure +Models and Tools
    • Provide overarching guidance to influence corporate IT improvement investments to enable a robust, secure infrastructure for the enterprise-wide Digital Campaign
    • Provide an Integrated Digital Environment (IDE) of models and tools for collaboration, analysis, and visualization across the functional domains of Air Force users
  • LOE #2: Standards, Data and Architectures
    • Provide overarching guidance on the use of Government Reference Architectures (GRA) and related standards and datasets for use in an integrated digital environment for application at the enterprise and system levels
  • LOE #3: Lifecycle Strategies and Processes
    • Develop Life Cycle Strategies and Processes for Technology Transition, System Acquisition and Product Support using an IDE, supporting lifecycle activities from concept development to disposal
  • IP/Data Rights Working Group
    • Assess and define the required policy and guidance updates/changes to enable full implementation of the Digital Transformation
  • Training Working Group
    • Assess the workforce training needs across functional areas and provide solutions on how to accomplish training

Working Groups

  • Information Protection/Data Rights
  • Digital Airworthiness
  • Cross-MAJCOM Collaboration
  • Culture Projects
  • Digital SBIR tracking/transition
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Training

Digital News

  • Fast, but in the right direction

    Speed is not everything. The Air Force needs to be fast, but also innovative and revolutionary. There are many efforts to “transform” our military, and digital transformation means different things to different people. The Department of the Air Force Digital Transformation Office was established to

  • AFRL-developed cross-domain access system expands across federal government

    SecureView, an Air Force Research Laboratory-developed cross-domain solution that provides access to multiple classified networks from the same device, now has more than 16,000 users throughout the federal government. First deployed in 2011, the user base of this operating system has doubled since

  • AFRL commander headlines digital summit in Dayton

    The Department of the Air Force Digital Transformation office, in partnership with the University of Dayton Research Institute, Sinclair Community College and several Dayton area businesses, co-hosted the Dayton Digital Transformation Summit at Sinclair’s downtown Dayton, Ohio, campus Aug. 2-4,

  • Digital transformation requires change in thinking

    Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center commander, discussed the need to change the collective mindset during his keynote remarks to the Dayton Digital Transformation Summit held at Sinclair College August 4.

  • AFRL launches online library to advance digital transformation

    The Air Force Research Laboratory launched the first Digital Accelerator for Research Transformation effort, or DART 1.0, via the internal AFRL Digital War Room during a hybrid event, June 30, 2022. DART is an online library with new products, capabilities and solutions offered to the workforce on a

  • AFRL continues to transform human capital management

    In fall 2021, the Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, released its Human Capital Strategy 2021-2030 along with an action plan to achieve the strategy’s goals, embrace the future of work, address workforce expectations and posture the workforce to deliver on the mission of the Lab. In the last

  • AFMC leverages AFIT toolset in training digital experts

    The Air Force Materiel Command continues to employ all available means to transform today’s warriors into tomorrow’s digital experts.Training equips U.S. Air Force teams to engage as peers with industry partners.

  • Leaders discuss JADC2, ABMS during New Horizons 2022

    Defense and industry leaders discussed their roles supporting the Secretary of the Air Force’s operational imperatives and the Advanced Battle Management System during the second week of New Horizons 2022.