The Defense Department has made enormous strides in IT innovation in the past two years. Initiatives such as the Air Force’s Kessel Run program are enabling the DOD to build out in-house development teams...
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Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass will become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and the first woman to serve as the highest ranking non-commissioned officer of any U.S. military service.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., June 9, to be the 22nd Air Force chief of staff, clearing the way for the decorated pilot & experienced commander to become the first African American in history to lead a branch of the U.S. military highest-ranking officer.
Hannah Hunt, Kessel Run chief of staff, speaks during a Digital Airmen Internship webinar on April 24, 2020. The first iteration has 60 slots for military developers who will be virtually embedded with Air Force solution centers and programs
Col. Brian Beachkofski, incoming commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Detachment 12, Kessel Run, speaks during the change of command ceremony, April 15, on Zoom. He expressed his appreciation
The Kessel Run Team receives the Gen. Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force
Collaboration between two Air Force software organizations allows teams like Section 31 to not have to worry about working on the underlying technology and infrastructure since Kessel Run has already provided a viable solution
Kronos was developed by the Air Force’s Kessel Run software development team as part of a new effort called Mad Hatter, which was established late last year to solve pilot and maintainer gripes
The first opportunity, Software Toolchain Services, has an estimated value of $15 million to $30 million. Nelson said the team is looking for end-to-end management of commercial off-the-shelf software tools, such as Slack,
In a downtown Boston skyscraper on the last day of 2018, empty boxes and Styrofoam laid across the floor, big screen computers awaited their users and cleaning crews put the finishing touches on a new 30,000-foot workspace that looked every bit
Watch Lauren Knausenberger, Director of Cyberspace Innovation, U.S. Air Force, and Captain Bryon Kroger, COO, Project Kessel Run, U.S. Air Force present about Digital Transformation. Recorded at SpringOne Platform 2018
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks on the archaic processes used by the Air Force to acquire hardware and software during her keynote presentation at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 27, 2018.
The AOC at Al Udeid is where AFCENT, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, oversees air force operations for over 20 countries from Egypt to Kazakhstan. An enormous amount of data is pushed through the center every day,
USAF Pentagon Information Technology Acquisition Process Development director major general Sarah Zabel said: “It’s one thing to say you’re going to do business differently, but look around and you can see that these airmen are learning.
The new lab grew out of an effort to create software for managing the deployment of tanker aircraft that must refuel other Air Force planes in midflight. Making sure that the correct number of tankers are in the correct airspace is a massive logistical challenge. Yet until recently, Air Force personnel tracked
Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, the Air Force’s director of Information Technology Acquisition Process Development at the Pentagon, cuts the ribbon for the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab opening in Boston May 7 with Victoria Galvin, Capt. Bryon Kroger and Adam Furtado, KREL’s chief business officer
The Air Force’s software innovation center that officially opens on Monday is located in downtown Boston, the personnel don street clothing, everyone goes by their first name and even the lab’s moniker was swiped from the Star Wars hyperspace route so famously
In partnership with Pivotal Labs, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and Defense Innovation Unit Experiment (DIUx) are demonstrating that cloud-native cycle times can lead to astronomical impacts.
From the Internet to the microchip, the Department of Defense had been at the forefront of technology development throughout its history. Over the past few decades, software innovation
Adam Furtado, Chief of Product at the Kessel Run project joins CUBE host Stu Miniman (@stu) at Cloud Foundry Summit 2018 at the Boston Convention And Exhibition Center in Boston MA.
U.S. Air Forces Central Command hosted its second annual innovation summit, March 8-9, bringing military and academic minds together to brainstorm warfighting challenges
Pathfinder was launched in late 2017 to modernize the Air Force’s air operations center in-house, after a devastating and costly effort to do the same with industry. Basically, airmen working with innovation units like Defense Digital Service would get close to the ground and help AOCs
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX), which is part of the Department of Defense, is connecting the U.S. military with companies developing leading-edge technology that would help it carry out missions quicker
“Now that coalition forces have defeated ISIS on the ground in places like Iraq and Syria, our military assets are shifting towards fighting the Taliban, which has taken control of large areas in Afghanistan now,” Fox News contributor Lea Gabrielle told FOX Business’ Maria
“He is interested in learning more about innovation and technology,” said Joshua Marcuse, executive director of the Defense Innovation Board, a Pentagon advisory panel of government and private-sector officials.
The Pentagon’s Silicon Valley office is developing several new computer programs for the U.S. military’s air operations center running the bombing campaign against the Islamic State,
The Air Force on Thursday canceled an already overdue project with Northrop Grumman to develop a critical network upgrade it needs to conduct air operations, and counterterrorism and humanitarian missions.
The U.S. Air Force has terminated a contract with Northrop Grumman for a network upgrade for the Air Operations Center, a key tool used by the service to plan and conduct air operations, and instead will partner with the Defense