WeWork’s shared innovation space in Boston’s North End is usually home to constantly shifting startup companies, but listen closely to the T-shirt-and-jeans-wearing Airmen now milling around its fully-stocked kitchenette. Instead of compound annual growth rate, or return on investment, they use terms like kill chain integration and battle damage assessment.
CODE. DEPLOY. WIN.
CODE. DEPLOY. WIN.
REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY THE AIR FORCE BUILDS AND DELIVERS SOFTWARE
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 new software is not only saving time—planning now takes a matter of two to three hours, rather than all day—but is also more reliable: AFCENT now scrambles two to three fewer tankers each day—at a cost of about $250,000 each. That means the project paid for itself in under a week.
An Air Force team joined forces with Pivotal Inc., a company that designs systems for simplifying and speeding up the development of corporate software. Typically, it can take five years for a branch of the US military to develop and deploy new software. The Air Force-Pivotal team built the refueling app in four months.
KESSEL RUN ROLES
PLATFORM TEAM MEMBER
The hub for all deployments to the operational enterprise providing environment parity and application up time for the war fighter.
Streamlines the creation of critical planning products and enables responses to last-minute requests.
Optimizes and streamlines tanker planning by visualizing air refueling requests and calculating mission feasibility.
Collects, consumes, and analyzes mission data to assess operations and drive future mission planning.
Electronic target folder and workflow management tool that decreases target development workloads.
Service that integrates applications and stores data for the targeting community.
Replaces manual data transfers between multiple tools to provide a single source of truth on dynamic target development for the entire Ops Floor.
Visualizes mission/aircraft pairing and automates a number of manual tasks–data entry and quality checks–performed by pilots while adhering to arduous constraints.
Develops automation and processes that provide consistent, sustainable services for Kessel Run’s developer community.