“How can we feed the pipeline?” Mr. Tom Lockhart, (Director, Plans & Programs) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) asked this question at the 2018 Bench-to-Business Event, hosted by Wright Brothers Institute on November 7. The Air Force knows that getting technology-based capabilities to...

10.04.19 03:20 AM - Comment(s)

In 2005, G. Gil Cloyd, former Chief Technology Officer at Proctor and Gamble told IndustryWeek.com "An important goal for each of our business units is to identify technology fields that we believe can and will be very relevant." Cloyd continues, "After setting priorities some of that...

22.02.19 04:45 AM - Comment(s)

The Air Force Challenge

Aircraft maintenance is an often underappreciated, yet critical, job for Air Force mission capability. In 2016, maintainers across the Department of Defense serviced close to 14,000 aircraft, with active duty Air Force making up 161,000 of those maintainers. That same year, th...

22.02.19 04:34 AM - Comment(s)

On-demand power generation has been a long-time goal for the Air Force. Part of that on-demand vision includes making repairs to rotating electric motors, quickly, with minimal downtime. Organizations like AmericaMakes and the Air Force MANTECH program have helped bridge the gap between industry and...

22.02.19 03:48 AM - Comment(s)

In 2013, Wired Magazine suggested that “sensors might be what help small businesses create a competitive advantage, differentiate themselves from the big guys, and lead to more valuable product offerings.” Five years later, the Air Force is taking a strong look at small businesses to provide low-cos...

22.02.19 03:24 AM - Comment(s)

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