13 Dec 2022

AFWERX 3.0 Virtual Event (Wednesday, December 14th @ 130 PM EST)

On December 14th, 1:30-4:30pm EST, join AFWERX live here to learn about new opportunities in AFWERX 3.0! Hear the Director, Col Nathan Diller, and the new incoming Director, Col Elliott Leigh describe program enhancements across AFWERX. As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX accelerates agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airman and Guardian talent. The three core arms of AFWERX – AFVentures, Spark, and Prime – serve to expand the defense industrial base for advanced technologies, empower Airmen and Guardian talent, and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.   AFWERX teams internationally across academia, industry, and government to develop technology, expand talent, and transition dual-use capabilities.

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24 Aug 2022

India fires three officers for accidentally launching missile into Pakistan

On Tuesday, the Indian Air Force confirmed that it had fired three officers for accidentally firing a missile into Pakistan in March.. The incident was handled relatively calmly as there were no casualties. The rivals have maintained a tense relationship over the last several years due the disputer territory of

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22 Feb 2022

The Commercial Space Internet, Exponential Disruption and Change

When talking about exponential technology and disruption, in many OODAcast conversations OODA CEO Matt Devost frequently points out that there is a risk awareness organizations should have about the overall velocity of the change and disruption of this moment. Yet, there is no central document about the impact of and strategy for exponential change at the federal level. As a starting point for our research and analysis, stand-alone projects do exist which are concerned with notions of speed, experimentation, and innovation to manage this exponential risk. We conclude our analysis with insights and opportunities for the private sector.

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26 Jan 2022

The Air Force “Need for Speed”: The End of the Requirements Up Front Model, Software Factories and Digital Transformation

As early 2020, when OODA Network Member Chris Ward wrote about the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), there was also the growing traction and influence of two papers by Dr. Will Roper (who at the time was the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology, and logistics) on digital engineering and acquisition – “There Is No Spoon” and “Bending the Spoon.” Air Force software factories are a direct outgrowth of Roper’s ideas. The most recent, Hanger 18, opened in Ohio in January. The OODA Loop plays a crucial role in this innovation. Find out how.

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25 Jan 2022

China Scrambles Fighter Jets Near Taiwan in Wake of U.S. Carrier Exercises

China has deployed several dozen military aircraft to sorties near Taiwan. This marks China’s largest such show of aerial force in months amid two US aircraft carrier strike groups concluding training exercises with Japan. The exercises ended over the weekend, and occurred near Japan. In total, China’s People’s Liberation Army

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08 Dec 2021

India’s top general dies in helicopter crash

According to the Indian Air Force, the country’s top military commander was killed in a helicopter crash that occurred in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife, and eleven others died after the helicopter crashed over hills in Coonoor city on Wednesday morning.

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27 Sep 2021

Vulnerabilities May Slow Air Force’s Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

The Air Force is reportedly working to better prepare to defend AI programs and algorithms from adversaries that may seek to disrupt or corrupt training data. On Wednesday, Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and cyber effects operations Mary O’Brien spoke about the obstacle, stating that

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24 Sep 2021

Air Force Reserve Command Prepares for 5G Boost

On Tuesday, the Air Force revealed that it is working with the Verizon Public Sector to deploy 5G Ultra Wideband mobility technology to seven different Air Force Reserve Command installations. The bases are located in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The installations are set to commence this

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15 Jun 2021

Taiwan reports largest daily incursion yet by Chinese air force

On Tuesday, twenty-eight Chinese military planes crossed into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identified Zones, representing the largest incursion between the two countries since the island began regularly reporting similar actions over the past year. Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense stated that the fleet consisted of fighter jets, bombers, anti-submarine, and early warning

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01 Jun 2021

Air Force, Space Force Projects Will Speed Object Identification, Security Implementation

Two new Air Force and Space Force projects will aid the entities in identifying space objects and secure software utilized to handle space data more efficiently. A company that specializes in using synthetic data to train artificial intelligence models named Synthetaic has joined the Air Force in their object identification

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