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  • CROWS recognized for System Security Engineering Cyber Guidebook

    The report, which was a follow-up to a 2018 report on weapon system cybersecurity, called out the U.S. Air Force’s Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems, or CROWS. It specifically cited the office for developing the System Security Engineering Cyber Guidebook to “consolidate references to different DoD and Air Force instructions and guidance into a single document and provide more detailed explanations and suggestions for implementation.”
  • MIT partnership helps acquisition officer expand toolkit

    The Department of the Air Force-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Accelerator is helping acquisition professionals better understand AI and how to incorporate it into Air Force programs.
  • ABMS aims to revolutionize data flow, speed decisions

    The ABMS acquisition effort will leverage commercial technologies, infrastructure, and data sharing best practices to deliver modernized operational capability to the joint warfighter.
  • Leaders discuss digital engineering, acquisition, ABMS, more

    Air Force and industry leaders came together to discuss digital engineering and acquisition, the Advanced Battle Management System, improvements in cloud and edge computing, artificial intelligence, and other topics during virtual presentations March 23-25.
  • Robot dogs arrive at Tyndall AFB

    The robot dogs, designed by Ghost Robotics and Immersive Wisdom, are the first of their kind to be integrated onto a military installation and one of many innovation-based initiatives to begin at Tyndall Air Force Base, coined the “Installation of the Future.”
  • AFVentures releases annual report, details efforts to expand defense industrial base, fight COVID-19

    AFVentures, the Department of the Air Force’s commercial investment group, has released its fiscal year 2020 annual report.
  • AFWERX crowns 2021 Spark Tank winner

    The Spark Tank event allows Airmen to offer improvements and solutions to the problems they face in everyday operations.
  • AEDC adds large-scale mass flow assembly calibration to test capability offering

    Innovation by the Aerodynamics Test Branch resulted in new ways to calibrate mass flow assembly in wind-tunnel testing.
  • Hanscom AFB team to rollout major IT upgrades for 700K users

    A Hanscom AFB information technology team expects to roll out improved end user services to numerous Air and Space Force locations beginning in the summer of 2021.
  • Air Force seeks to accelerate efficiency

    As modern warfare continues to evolve, the Air Force has renewed its focus on maintaining secure fuel networks and optimizing operations for maximized combat capability.
  • AFRL 'x-ray vision' tool to reduce costs, time for 3D part qualification

    The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with the Materials Solutions Network at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source of Cornell University, has developed a tool that can look directly inside of and instantaneously inspect the structure of composite components while they are being manufactured. This new technology uses a combination of phase contrast imaging and micro-beam scanning to produce real-time X-ray scattering images of the component during and post production. The process is expected to save the Air Force millions of dollars in qualification and certification of composite parts used in advanced unmanned aerial vehicles and satellite systems.
  • VCSAF meets with accelerators of change in Boston

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin arrived at Logan International Airport on Monday and stepped off the aircraft with an extra sense of urgency. His flight wasn’t late, nor was he running behind schedule for his meeting in downtown Boston. Allvin’s deliberate stride was appropriate to the stark reality the Air Force faces — the pacing threat China poses to U.S. national defense.
  • Kelly speaks on accelerating change at Air Force Association panel

    During the 2021 Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium, Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, shared remarks during a panel on “Accelerating Change Across the Air Force,” Feb. 25.
  • AFSFC innovates to develop virtual visitor passes

    The DBIDS Defense Biometric Identification System Visitor Enrollment System uses smart devices and the current Defense Biometric Identification System’s web-based functionality to link requesters, sponsors and VCCs in a virtual process to issues passes.
  • Registration now open for 2021 Air Force Learning Professionals Consortium

    The event, hosted by Air Education and Training Command Credentialing or AETC/A3B, is an opportunity to bring together and develop the community of knowledgeable and committed learning professionals.
  • Desert Storm attack pilot integrates 30-years of tactics with new technology

    A Tyrannosaurus rex replica named “Stan” proudly stands in front of the Google Corporation’s headquarters in California. With his threatening gaze and gaping mouth, he provides a stark contrast to the rest of the campus. Google highlights the extinct apex predator as a sobering reminder innovation is more than just a term – we must ‘innovate or die’.
  • Working groups to present solutions at I-WEPTAC

    Hosted by the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, the conference is the Air Force’s premiere innovation forum for members of the installation and mission support community. It draws experts from the various Air Force and Space Force support core functions who address mission shortfalls and propose solutions.
  • 2020 Vice Chief’s Challenge winners announced

    The challenge, which launched in February 2020, focused on identifying time-consuming tasks that provide the least direct value to generating combat effects; proposing innovative solutions to streamline current processes through the novel application of technology; and partnering directly with Headquarters Air Force to bring Airmen’s voices to ongoing efforts, including solution-generation and beta-testing of cutting-edge technologies that return time to Airmen.
  • Directed Energy Combined Test Force oversees testing of anti-drone weapon

    The latest system tested, the High Energy Laser Weapon System 2, also known as HELWS2 or H2, is a counter-Unmanned Aerial System (c-UAS) directed energy weapon (DEW).
  • Smart locker idea wins AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

    An idea for a smart locker mail system in base dorms won the 2021 Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Rodeo.
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