HomeNewsArticle Display

AFIMSC provides AF with innovative post-COVID workspace options

Telework Space Optimization

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is developing new business intelligence tools to help the Air Force optimize post-COVID-19 telework operations across the enterprise. AFIMSC will pursue two pilot studies, one at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., and the other at Scott AFB, Ill., to assess the real-world feasibility of telework effectiveness and cost savings. (Courtesy image)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is providing the Air Force with innovative solutions for teleworking in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the AFIMSC Ventures innovation office are working together to develop a viable plan that will optimize telework operations for the workforce.

The team delivered a proposed strategy to Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson during a briefing July 22. The proposal supports the Air Force’s Infrastructure Investment Strategy by contributing to the five-percent demolition goal for existing infrastructure.

A recent study showed that “while there are substantial up-front costs to renovate, consolidate and demolish facilities, in the long-term, the Air Force could save up to $90 million annually in facility sustainment costs like custodial services and utilities,” said Marc Vandeveer, AFIMSC chief innovation officer.

“We wanted to assist senior leaders in their efforts to develop innovative ways of improving efficiency in our business processes, and leveraging these innovations is one way to avoid costs,” said Neal McElhannon, AFCEC Facility Space Planning and Optimization program manager.

This is particularly true when part of the workforce works from home and occupies collaborative space when it works on site.

“Our team performed the enterprise analysis of facility space utilization to help inform in this decision-making process,” McElhannon said.

Post COVID-19, Air Force leaders are targeting 30% of existing administration space to be converted into telework-friendly configurations, Vandeveer added.

Using existing data on Air Force facilities and infrastructure, and new business intelligence tools developed specifically for this initiative, AFIMSC will pursue two pilot studies, one at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and the other at Scott AFB, Illinois, to assess the real-world feasibility of telework effectiveness and cost savings.

Existing in a cloud environment called the VAULT at the Air Force Chief Data Office, the new tools will make it easier for the 1,000-plus account holders to access data across the installation and mission support enterprise to help senior leaders make informed decisions about the future of the Air Force workspace, Vandeveer said.

Engage

Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: For #HispanicHeritageMonth, we're celebrating the stories of Hispanic & Latino Airmen! @188thWG SSgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez…
Twitter
#TotalForce Airmen participate in night operations during a base-wide, total force exercise @HAFB. Airmen & pilots… https://t.co/kJYNKwHY7n
Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: California fires/smoke no match for UTA Airmen - https://t.co/pJysQ6snRh (Story by the @940Wing) #ReserveReady #ReserveRes
Twitter
Whistleblowers are NOT insider threats. Learn the difference and how you can appropriately report questionable gove… https://t.co/AaTvBfHcTv
Twitter
SrA Denise Arabie, 319th Operations Support Squadron radar approach controller @319thRW, describes the importance o… https://t.co/zkwMx6Qw3i
Twitter
RT @173rdFW: "I may have lost everything, but thanks to the support we’ve found here, I’m going to be back on my feet inside of a few weeks…
Twitter
.@GenCQBrownJr & @cmsaf_official sat down and discussed how the Air Force will continue exempting Airmen from PT t… https://t.co/bWVig9fSOW
Twitter
SrA Mark Gonzalez describes how his job enables the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber to support the Bomber Task Force depl… https://t.co/sceKCtM3Pz
Twitter
RT @AETCommand: Our Airmen come from all walks of life — and we are stronger for it. Staff Sgt. Kalinin, 56th Force Support Squadron ALS…
Twitter
“It's critical to have that diversity in the Air Force that we have today because it is truly through that diversit… https://t.co/RIDQDjdlCr
Twitter
F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron @EielsonAirForce takeoff in support of exercise Valia… https://t.co/cf0raGgEUD
Twitter
RT @USAF_ACC: "This test, and others like it, can shape the future of the MQ-9, as we continue to increase its relevance in great power com…
Twitter
"We cannot rest on our laurels. It is all about the people, folks, and they will guarantee our readiness, and are f… https://t.co/BsNDUSw0wE
Twitter
RT @USAFCENT: USAFCENT Airmen and coalition partners are executing missions of national, regional and global importance and Exercise Desert…
Twitter
In March 2019, @AFSpecOpsCmd received its first Block 30 AC-130J Ghostrider gunship. Referred to as “the ultimate b… https://t.co/V9FoDThYRQ
Twitter
As the Joint Force transitioned from a Continuous Bomber Presence posture in the Indo-Pacific theater to a Dynamic… https://t.co/u8JlA3GaeF
Twitter
As of August 2020, The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, aka Hurricane Hunters, has flown 64 missions into 12 s… https://t.co/CFtHJ8HDXG
Twitter
.@AFGlobalStrike tackled B-1B readiness issues head-on by readying the fleet with a roadmap to recovery over a 2-yr… https://t.co/dEfZemGKbb
Twitter
As we celebrate 73 years of the U.S. Air Force, we remember the heroes we are proud to have served with. Today we… https://t.co/3pdHX3DvIn
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,280,986
Follow Us