Will Roper: Air Force Expanding ‘Pitch Day’ Across US

An Air Force official said the military branch is planning to expand its “pitch day” concept across the country, National Defense reported Friday.

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics for the Air Force and a 2019 Wash100 winner, noted that officials plan to hold events in cities and other areas where the service does not have a presence. He added that USAF is considering a “pitch bowl” concept that will serve as a major competitive event for companies seeking to present their ideas and technologies.

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, a 2019 Wash100 winner who will retire in May, is expected to announce the host city for the next pitch day. Roper said he is excited to see technologies will be showcased at the event, particularly those involving artificial intelligence.


The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.


Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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