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  • Big wins for small business expected at Air Force Space Pitch Day

    During Air Force Space Pitch Day, small businesses and startups pitch to a specific Air Force space mission set in hopes of scoring a contract with the Air Force.
  • AF SBIR program director: Pitch Days prove service can move at speed of innovation

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – David Shahady, director of the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Program knows a thing or two about competition – both athletically and the business variety.A seven-time Ironman Triathlete, he has been racing for almost 19 years – although he had never won a
  • AFRL matching tech to needs with international partners

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Research Laboratory is reaching out to technical innovators and entrepreneurs within Israel to tap into potential new partnership opportunities.  A group of AFRL scientists and engineers, hosted by Dr. Ehud Galun of the Israel Ministry of Defense, visited universities throughout Israel to learn
  • AFIMSC partners with industry for future success

    Operating at the speed of relevance is key to Air Force future success and that’s not possible without partnering with industry. That was the message delivered April 9 by presenters during the annual Air Force Installation and Mission Support Industry Day held in conjunction with AFIMSC’s Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference.
  • Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day: New contracts, new partners

    More than 20 Hanscom personnel reviewed documents leading up to pitch day, with two smaller teams traveling to the event March 6-7 to award final contracts. By the end, 38 companies received on-the-spot agreements to solve specific problems facing Program Executive Offices Digital and Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks. Two thirds of Pitch Day’s prompts originated in Hanscom PEOs.
  • Air Force invites 59 small businesses, start-ups to Air Force Pitch Day

    The Air Force is inviting 59 small businesses and start-ups to pitch live at the first Air Force Pitch Day hosted in New York March 6 and 7.
  • $40M available for start-ups, small businesses through Air Force Pitch Day

    The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort.
  • AFIMSC Innovation Office seeks game-changing ideas

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office launches a program in the new year to help Airmen implement their innovative ideas. The campaign, open Jan. 1-31, 2019, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to fund their ideas and partner with innovation experts.
  • AFMC Small business wins BIG with Verdure Award

    Award spotlights three record-breaking yearsWRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Air Force Materiel Command’s Small Business Office was recently presented with the 2017 Verdure Award of Excellence for their efforts in championing small business solutions for warfighter needs.The Verdure Award recognizes small business teams that best
  • $93 million contract keeps missile warning system vigilant

    “A missile launch starts a timer,” said SEWS Program Manager Capt. Frank Schiavone. “We’re working hard to provide the combatant commands and partner nations with as many extra seconds as possible so they can begin countermeasures, warn their populations, and protect themselves.”
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