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  • Inaugural Vice Chief’s Challenge seeks game-changing innovations

    The Air Force is continuing to look to its Airmen to create innovative solutions to the service’s trickiest challenges, this time specifically seeking their help to improve multi-domain operations.
  • $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 continues to innovate in 2019

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center continues its commitment to be the I&MS innovation leader.
  • OTS restructures program to increase quality, quantity of officers

    The Air Force’s Officer Training School is changing the paradigm for building officers, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes beginning in January 2019.
  • F-35 maintenance team explores VR, AR for training needs

    Leveraging new technologies is at the heart of innovation. For one Airman, leveraging an interactive virtual, augmented reality capability at the F-35 Integrated Test Force could help operators conduct maintenance-related training and proficiency in the digital realm without diverting real-world assets from missions, increasing  readiness for
  • AFWERX hosts Spark Cell workshop to share ideas, build innovation network

    Airmen from across the Air Force gathered in Austin Dec. 13 and 14 to learn about the Department of Defense’s innovation ecosystem and the best ways to plug into the overall culture of innovation at every level of the total force.
  • Air Force Research Laboratory leverages Squadron Innovation Funds to develop Human-Centered Data Analytics Environment

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here are utilizing a new funding authority to begin designing and building a Human-Centered Data Analytics Environment that will help them store and operationalize huge amounts of both research and operational data.The volume of
  • 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 capability roadmap key to evolutionary supply chain risk management

    Modern supply chain risk management requires a “cradle-to-grave” approach that accounts for risks from the time a requirement is identified through development, sustainment and ultimate retirement of the same. A comprehensive, cohesive capability roadmap for SCRM is the driving force behind the work of a cross-functional team led by the Air Force Materiel Command’s Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate.
  • Air Force moves at the speed of startups with 100 contract awards in 40 hours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Contracting officials and innovators from across the Air Force looking to speed up the acquisition process recently awarded more than 100 contracts in 40 hours to small businesses.Meeting at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Austin, Texas, they streamlined contracting processes and developed new ways of doing
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