“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)

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This event is a joint US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) -UK Defense Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) pilot project, managed by Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) that facilitates collaboration between non-traditional participants to find innovative approache...

20.03.19 03:39 AM - Comment(s)

Ms. Devaki Raj, CEO and Founder at CrowdAI, pitches her product to a crowd of small businesses, venture capitalists, and Airmen during the Inaugural Air Force Pitch Day in Manhattan, New York, March 7, 2019. Raj was awarded a same-day contract with the U.S. Air Force during AF Pitch Day. AF Pitch Day is designed as a fast-track program to put companies on one-page contracts and same-day awards with the swipe of a government credit card. The Air Force is partnering with small businesses to help further national security in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Last week at the first-ever Air Force Pitch Day in NYC, Air Force Magazine reported "The Air Force awarded 51 initial phase one (Small Business Innovation Research - SBIR) contracts, immediately delivering $3.5 million with the swipe of a government credit card, with another $5.25 million to be...

18.03.19 09:21 PM - 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)

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