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Air National Guard Group to Foster Innovation in New AFWERX Program

The 152nd Airlift Wing within Air National Guard has established a "spark cell" innovation program that aims to foster creative innovation across force members. The Silver State Spark cell would allow airmen to explore and plan innovation projects for a maximum of five days during technician and training periods, the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday.

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USAF Promotes New Theme for AFWERX Program

The U.S. Air Force is inviting industry to explore a number of opportunities under the AFWERX Challenge program that aims to promote technological innovation in support of the service branch. The program's Fusion/Showcase segment will revolve around the theme "Base of the Future" this year, tackling the areas of installation security and resiliency, operational technology, innovation culture and construction logistics, USAF said Sunday in a SAM notice.

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SDI Receives AFWERX SBIR Contract from USAF to Advance Accountability Technology DoD First Responder Solution; Brendan Adams Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Systems Definition, Inc. (SDI) an AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contract to integrate SDI’s Advanced Personnel Accountability Application (APAA) technologies into the Air Force Disaster Response Force (DRF) Common Operating Picture (COP), the company reported on Tuesday

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Air Force SF Academy Gets VR Tech to Boost Training

The U.S. Air Force’s innovation hub has helped its Security Forces Academy utilize commercial technology to enhance training for airmen, DVIDShub reported Monday. The academy used the AFWERX program to partner with New York-based tech vendor Street Smarts VR to integrate virtual reality into the training in its 343rd Training Squadron schoolhouse at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Air Force to Allocate $64M for Airmen-Led Innovation Efforts

Gen. David L. Goldfein, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch will provide $64 million to fund innovation efforts that seek to increase airmen readiness and force lethality. The Air Force said Friday the money will serve as “seed” funds for total force squadrons pursuing new ideas and …

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