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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: (CAC Required)

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

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

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

  • Leaders discuss operational imperatives, digital transformation

    Air Force and industry leaders came together to discuss the Secretary of the Air Force’s operational imperatives, digital engineering, acquisition, the Advanced Battle Management System, and other topics during virtual presentations April 5-6.

  • AFMC undertakes mass digital engineering training

    The Air Force Materiel Command continues to support efforts to train personnel on model-based engineering to facilitate faster, more effective delivery of new capabilities to the warfighter.

  • New technical standard refines open solution

    For over 20 years, open architecture has been a requirement for the development and acquisition of almost all munition programs. However, a recent evolution has transformed the concept and brought ‘best of breed’ technology into munitions. Weapon Open System Architecture is now a standard for a

  • Workshop unites digital-first experts on transformation

    The Air Force Digital Transformation Office held its first collaborative workshop, December 3, uniting government experts across multiple areas in an effort to progress digital acquisition change across the service.

  • Campaign final push addresses cultural, resource changes

    The Air Force Materiel Command Digital Campaign Line of Effort # 5 addresses the cultural and workforce changes needed to push transformation towards the AFMC we need. The final line of effort in the digital campaign arsenal leverages the successes of LOE Teams # 1-4 as stepping stones to transform

  • Harnessing the power of small businesses for digital transformation

    Research is the key. The Air Force allots a certain percentage of their research and development budget each year to small business. Why? Because funding small businesses to explore innovative ideas and new technology benefits the businesses themselves, the economy, national security and

  • Restructured guidance, policies drive digital transformation

    To drive digital transformation efforts across the enterprise, one Air Force Materiel Command team is taking a renewed look at legacy policies and guidance. The AFMC Digital Campaign Line of Effort #4 focuses on policies and guidance during the total lifecycle of a process, not just for engineering,

  • Hurst talks Digital Transformation on latest Contracting Experience podcast

    Kyle Hurst talks about the mission of the Digital Transformation Office and why it’s so important for the Air Force to automate unnecessary manual processes and transform digitally in order to compete with near peer adversaries on the latest episode of The Contracting Experience podcast. He also

  • Processes, strategies track cradle-to-grave lifecycle

    The development of strategies and processes for smooth, predictable acquisition in an integrated digital environment throughout the lifecycle of a particular program is the hallmark of line of effort three in the Air Force Materiel Command Digital Campaign.The goal is to acquire products and