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  • AFMC announces 2020 Spark Tank finalists

    The Liquid Cooled Plate Carrier and Virtual Visitor Control Center projects were selected from more than 15 submissions from across AFMC as having the highest probability of delivering game-changing impact for Air Force needs.
  • Faculty development takes evolutionary steps in classroom

    The 82nd Training Wing Faculty Development Flight’s Basic Instructor Course is heading down a path where students are able to collaborate in an evolutionary educational workspace. They are building on the concept of modernizing the training environment at Sheppard AFB, with the hope of seeing this new collaborative atmosphere provide the ability to move at the fast-changing speed of technical training.
  • Project NEXUS: Empowering the USAF’s digital talent

    Designed by the AETC technology integration detachment and hosted by the AFWERX-Austin hub, the beta test program was designed to fuel organic technology problem solving efforts for Airmen in their day-to-day workplaces.
  • AFIMSC announces topics for I-WEPTAC 2020

    The topics have been selected for the Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference 2020, and the chairpersons will be on board this month. What remains is determining who will fill the ranks of the four Mission Area Working Groups charged with tackling some of the Air Force’s biggest agile combat support challenges at the fourth Annual I-WEPTACs in April 2020.
  • ‘Space Pitch Day’ yields innovative technologies and new partners for the Air Force

    Pitch Days are a combination of product expo and reality series where the most promising developers are selected from an initial review. That group then pitches their ideas live to a team of Air Force experts and defense partners for an opportunity to compete for on-the-spot contracts.
  • 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.
  • Project NEXUS graduates first class with focus on technology problem solving

    Project NEXUS, a beta test program expected to fuel organic technology problem solving efforts for Airmen in their day-to-day workplaces, graduated its first class in Austin, Texas, Nov. 4, 2019.
  • AETC announces 2020 Spark Tank winner

    The 381st Training Group’s idea to transform low-fidelity training into a student-centered, solid foundation for space warfighters and Air University’s “give makerspace” idea that enables creative, innovative Airmen to devise solutions in a dedicated makerspace by providing physical space to work in.
  • Innovation advances test operations at Arnold AFB hypersonic propulsion facility

    Arnold Engineering Development Complex Aerodynamics and Propulsion Test Unit team members at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, recently improved software to detect unsafe conditions preventing damage to expensive equipment.
  • Pitch to develop tech for colorblind pilots wins 1st place at Academy innovation competition

    A junior cadet at the Air Force Academy took to the stage Oct. 18 during Falcon Tank, an innovation-themed competition, to present an idea on modifying commercially available technology to correct color blindness in Air Force-issued pilot visors.
  • Air Force demonstrates rocket engine preburner for advanced liquid rocket engines

    The preburner was designed, developed and tested under the AFRL Hydrocarbon Boost program with prime contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne and supported by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Testing was conducted at NASA Stennis Space Center facilities.
  • ACC recognizes innovation, announces Spark Tank finalists

    Air Combat Command announced their two 2020 Spark Tank finalists moving on to compete in the finals in Washington, D.C.
  • Environmentally friendly treadmills save money, energy for 786th FSS

    Treadmills recently purchased by the 786th Force Support Squadron require no energy to function and as an individual runs on the treadmill, the machine actually transmits energy back into the power grid.
  • Procurement analyst experiences contracting from the other side of the table

    Despite a shared goal of solving national security problems, challenges persist for startups competing with larger, more established companies that have greater resources and experience navigating the defense contracting realm.
  • Air Force stands up new Advanced Aircraft PEO

    The new office was created to transform the Next Generation Air Dominance program into the Air Force’s Digital Century Series initiative, using digital engineering, modular open systems architecture, and agile software development to design advanced airplanes faster and enter production with a significantly lower learning curve.
  • DoD, industry collaboration part of Spark Collider 2.0

    The event, dubbed Spark Collider 2.0, invited representatives from Silicon Valley-based tech firms onto Travis AFB with the interest of gleaning firsthand accounts of specific problems facing the base and finding ways in which their companies’ resources could help to solve the problems.
  • The sky's the limit: Sheppard AFB innovation goes from ground up

    Mixed reality used by the 80th Flying Training Wing is a flying environment in a controlled setting that enables students to learn and make mistakes with a safety net. It was created through the use of 360-degree cameras, skilled pilots and actual images from flights over north Texas and southern Oklahoma. The program is able to build instructional content to train students on items such as local aerial procedures and ground operations.
  • AFRL team selected for innovation award

    According to McIntire, these door locks are designed to be portable, strong, quick to deploy and infrastructure-free with no permanent installation needed. They are also designed to fit both right and left-handed doors, for both in-swinging and out-swinging doors.
  • Air Force recognizes Energy Action Month 2019

    During Energy Action Month, the Air Force will emphasize the need for smart energy solutions and inform Airmen, Air Force senior leaders, policy makers and aligned organizations about what they can do to effectively distribute, generate and manage resilient and reliable energy across the enterprise.
  • 4th Space Operations Squadron gains Enhanced Polar System

    EPS adds two satellites to 4th SOPS, increasing the squadron’s arsenal to 25 satellites.
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