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Kessel Run's C2IMERA used during Afghan evacuation

C2IMERA, which stands for Command and Control Incident Management Emergency Response Application, is an application focused on reporting, planning, force generation, emergency management, and command and control monitoring and execution.

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Kessel Run nominated for Aviation Week Network award

Kessel Run’s KRADOS application was selected as one of 18 finalists in Aviation Week Network’s 2021 Program Excellence Awards, this month. The Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite (KRADOS), is a suite of applications that streamlines...

DOD's IT modernization
The Next Generation of Soldiers Will Be Software Engineers

The Defense Department wants the next generation of soldiers to be more than warfighters: DOD wants them to be software engineers who can manage warfighting technology applications on the battlefield to meet mission demands.

Vice Chief of German Air Force Visits KR
Vice Chief of German Air Force Visits Kessel Run

Lt. Gen. Dr. Ansgar Rieks and members of his staff toured Kessel Run’s facility in Boston, Sept. 8. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Detachment 12, also known as Kessel Run, is revolutionizing Air Force software acquisition and delivery, creating daily innovations...

ADCP contributes to Open Source
Kessel Run’s ADCP contributes to Open Source Operator Community

Kessel Run, officially known as Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Detachment 12, is a software development and acquisition’s unit. The submission came from the All Domain Common Platform...

ACC asks for C2IMERA
Air Combat Command asks for C2IMERA

C2IMERA, which stands for Command and Control Incident Management Emergency Response Application, is being directed for use by all ACC installations, as a result of the application's successful implementation across more than 40 Air Force Installations.

Nellis AFB Airmen
WIDOW: Nellis AFB Airmen use tailor-made software for ABMS

The Web-based Information Dominant Warfare, or WIDOW, modern software application is designed to enable real-time and distributed contribution, coordination and visualization of planning details for Airmen, Guardians and joint partners.

Defense Ventures Program
Kessel Runners selected for Defense Ventures Fellowship

The Defense Venture Fellowship is a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 3 program run by the San Francisco based company Shift and overseen by AFWERX. The Immersion Program is funded by the Department of Defense...

Chaos Engineering
Kessel Run delivers Chaos Engineering Practices to Black Pearl

Kessel Run is the first software development unit within the DoD to implement Chaos Engineering, and are employing it as part of their day 2 operations. They stood up a team, Bowcaster, to implement those practices in 2019...

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen Russ L. Mack
Exclusive interview with Lt. Gen. Chris Weggeman, Deputy Commander, Air Combat Command

Lt. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, the Deputy Commander of (ACC) speaks with Kessel Run in an exclusive interview about: Digital enlightenment, distributed command and control, and why he is a champion for Kessel Run.

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen Russ L. Mack
Chief Digital Transformation Officer visits Kessel Run

Stuart Wagner spent the day learning about Kessel Run at One Beacon, Boston, June 22. Wagner is Chief Digital Transformation Officer for the Air Force and Space Force. Wagner spent the day learning about how Kessel Run functions operationally...

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen Russ L. Mack
Developer Spotlight – Kessel Run Makes Air Force History

Developer Spotlight article on the Head of Engineering, OpsC2, at Kessel Run, Sushil Kumar – who has spearheaded the development of KRADOS and has a history of running successful software engineering and development programs over the course of his more than three...

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen Russ L. Mack
Lockheed Migrating Battle Management Capabilities to Air Force Kessel Run’s Cloud Platform

Lockheed Martin has begun an effort to help the U.S. Air Force’s Kessel Run organization transfer critical features of an old situational awareness system to a new cloud platform.

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen Russ L. Mack
NATO purchases Department of Defense Software application developed by Kessel Run

A Department of Defense software application was purchased by NATO and used to plan air-to-air refueling (AAR) operations during Ramstein Ambition 21, a two week exercise, recently.

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen Russ L. Mack
Valenzia: ABMS Will Deliver the "Decision Advantage"

The Air Force is now moving beyond theory, research and initial testing and will begin ready buying some of the technology that will make up the Advanced Battle Management System. “Nearly two years of rigorous development and experimentation...

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen Russ L. Mack
Exclusive Interview with Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Maj. Gen. Russ L. Mack

Maj. Gen. Russ L. Mack sat down with Kessel Run to discuss distributed Command and Control, and the future of operations for the United States Air Force. Mack spent the day at Kessel Run receiving briefs...

AFCENT Can Now Generate Air Tasking Orders in the Cloud
AFCENT Can Now Generate Air Tasking Orders in the Cloud

The 609th Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in early May became the Air Force’s first AOC to operationally use the Kessel Run All Domain Operations Suite to build an air tasking order. The new cloud-based system allows planners to build...

Lt. Gen. Haugh visits Kessel Run
Lt. Gen. Haugh visits Kessel Run

Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh speaks with Col. Brian Beachkofski while touring a Kessel Run facility on Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., May 13. Haugh visited Kessel Run to receive briefs about Kessel Run’s various applications and platforms. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 12...

Air Force working on an App Store for IT
Air Force working on an App Store for IT

The initiative is a part of a broader effort by the Air Force to share more of its successes and market the products and services available to airmen. The storefront will also share some of the internal technology the Air Force has built with its Platform One, Cloud One and Kessel Run teams.

Planning Aid System
Lockheed, Air Force Software Factory Helps Field New Strike Planning Aid System

Kessel Run, another Air Force software factory, recently announced its own command and control capability suite is coming online as it looks to phase out the legacy Theater Battle Management Core System.

Pentagon
Shake Off the Pentagon's Industrial-Age Bureaucracy

DoD should scale its stable of software factories (such as the award-winning Kessel Run), which provide programs a common set of enterprise software platforms, services, and cybersecurity. These enable faster deliveries, increased interoperability...

Data-Centric
DOD Aims to Transform Itself Into a Data-Centric Organization

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks signed a memorandum to transform the Defense Department into a data-centric organization with the goal, she said, of "improving warfighting performance and creating decision advantage at all echelons...

AFRC-Partners-Kessel Run
609th AOC optimizes ATO production, first to use KRADOS operationally

The KRADOS suite of applications, which was developed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Detachment 12—also known as Kessel Run—is being implemented to phase out the legacy Theater Battle Management Core System...

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Kessel Run Reaches AOC WS Modernization Milestone

During a quarterly senior leader review, Kessel Run and Air Combat Command leaders agreed the Air Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS) program has met an important milestone on the path toward replacing its legacy command and control...

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AFRC Partners with Kessel Run to Launch Project SUPRA

The Air Force Reserve and Kessel Run recently kicked-off a new software development program named Project SUPRA (Super UTAPS Product Replacement with AROWS). The purpose of Project SUPRA is to simplify and update the user interface....

REDEFINE READINESS OR LOSE
Army Chief Technology Officer Tours Kessel Run

Col. Brian Beachkofski, Commander of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 12, (also known as Kessel Run) gives Dr. William Cohen, the Chief Technology Officer and Principal Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology, a tour of a Kessel Run

REDEFINE READINESS OR LOSE
MIT partnership helps acquisition officer expand toolkit

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Department of the Air Force -Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Accelerator is helping acquisition professionals better understand AI and how to incorporate it into Air Force programs.

REDEFINE READINESS OR LOSE
REDEFINE READINESS OR LOSE

In the halls of the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, military, civilian, and congressional leaders regularly discuss the “readiness” of our armed forces. Department of Defense leadership, including service secretaries and service chiefs, testify annually to Congress about the readiness...

Leaders discuss digital engineering and acquisition, ABMS, more
Leaders discuss digital engineering and acquisition, ABMS, more

Air Force and industry leaders came together to discuss digital engineering and acquisition, the Advanced Battle Management System, improvements in cloud and edge computing, artificial intelligence, and other topics during virtual presentations March 23-25.

U.S. Strategic Command Commander tours Kessel Run
Defense and industry leaders discuss digital transformation, ABMS at New Horizons

Defense and industry leaders discussed ways their organizations are using digital transformation to meet the Air Force Chief of Staff’s call to “Accelerate Change or Lose” during two days of virtual presentations March 17 and 18.

U.S. Strategic Command Commander tours Kessel Run
U.S. Strategic Command Commander tours Kessel Run

Admiral Charles “Chas” A. Richard receives a brief about Kessel Run’s various applications and platforms, during a tour of their headquarters in Boston, March 18, 2021. Richard is the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command.

VCSAF meets with accelerators of change in Boston
VCSAF meets with accelerators of change in Boston

"This is a no-fail mission for the Air Force with national security implications,” Allvin said. “If we don’t recruit, train, employ and retain Airmen with digital know-how and skillsets, we risk facing a reckoning of our own making.

F-15E
Air Force F-15Es Train To Launch Cruise Missiles Over The Baltic Sea

This included the service's Kessel Run software incubator, which supplied a "Command and Control, Incident Management, and Emergency Response Application," and the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana...

CJADC2 demonstration
USAFE completes CJADC2 demonstration

U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, in conjunction with the Department of the Air Force’s Chief Architect’s Office, conducted a Combined, Joint All-Domain Command and Control demonstration in international waters and airspace in and around the Baltic Sea.

Q&A with General Charles Q. Brown Jr. Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
Pentagon budget must prioritize Navy, Air Force and cyber, lawmakers say

Two sea power advocates in Congress are making the case to grow the Navy's budget, along with the Air Force and cyber capabilities, at the expense of the other services. (U.S. Navy via Huntington Ingalls Industries)

Q&A with General Charles Q. Brown Jr. Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
Q&A with General Charles Q. Brown Jr. Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

During his visit to Kessel Run’s facility in downtown Boston, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Charles Q. Brown discussed the future of software and artificial intelligence with Kessel Run in this exclusive interview.

Hanscom personnel become Space Force Guardians
Hanscom personnel become Space Force Guardians

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. - Hanscom officials held a number of ceremonies Feb. 1 to officially commission more than 25 personnel from the acquisition directorates here transferring from the Air Force to the U.S. Space Force.

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US AIR FORCE SPENDS $100 MILLION TO ACCELERATE DATA WAREHOUSES

The US Air Force agrees, and is allocating up to $100 million in a contract to database maker Kinetica over five years to overhaul and consolidate the data warehouses that underpin the management of its assets.

Maj Gen Marcelite
Five African-American women who made U.S. military history

February is the celebration of African American history and the accomplishments of black people around the world. There are many female pioneers in African American history with various accomplishments that come to mind.