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  • Air Force aims to boost cooperative technology development between small businesses and research institutions to solve warfighter challenges

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program is in the midst of a major transformation to accelerate critical new technologies to the warfighter, which includes a renewed emphasis on STTR projects.Major highlights of the new effort include an upcoming
  • Air Force moves at the speed of startups with 100 contract awards in 40 hours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Contracting officials and innovators from across the Air Force looking to speed up the acquisition process recently awarded more than 100 contracts in 40 hours to small businesses.Meeting at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Austin, Texas, they streamlined contracting processes and developed new ways of doing
  • Tactical training environment provides robust test capability for operators and technologists

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – On October 23, the National Center for Medical Readiness received delivery of a Conex “hotel,” which includes three 12,000-pound structures, to be incorporated with future training and testing events taking place at the tactical training facility.The National Center for Medical Readiness, also known as NCMR
  • Scientists and engineers train like warfighters during annual Operation Tech Warrior event

    FAIRBORN, Ohio – Twenty-eight men and women from the Air Force Research Laboratory participated in Operation Tech Warrior, a 10-day, 24-hour immersion event sponsored by the Air Force Small Business Innovative Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Program at the National Center for Medical Readiness here from Sept. 18-28.The NCMR, a
  • New podcast targets Air Force contracting, acquisition fields

    “The Contracting Experience” is a new Air Force Materiel Command podcast for the contracting workforce that provides insight into evolving issues, high-performance leadership and lessons from the field through conversations with acquisition influencers and Contracting leaders.
  • Air Force-sponsored event provides operational testing environment for record number of small business participants

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – More than 30 companies from around the country recently tested innovations during Operation Tech Warrior, a technology acceleration event sponsored by the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program.Held in late September at the National Center for Medical Readiness
  • Air Force expands use of express licensing

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force is increasing the number of technologies available through its express licensing process, providing a quicker and more efficient way for partners to begin product development. “Express licensing is a streamlined collaboration platform where the financial terms are pre-negotiated, the license
  • Unique chamber brings real-world corrosion test capabilities to AFRL

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Aircraft corrosion is a multi-faceted issue that requires more than a simple, one-dimensional approach. To enable Air Force Research Laboratory personnel to arrive at a complete picture and find out how to best protect valuable military assets, a unique solution was required.Enter the Accelerated
  • Record number attend 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry

    DAYTON, Ohio – More than 600 people registered to attend the 13th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI) at the Dayton Convention Center July 17-19, making this year’s event between the Air Force Research Laboratory and defense contractors the largest to date.The two-and-a-half-day event, titled “AFRL Science and Technology
  • VCSAF calls for national effort to effect strategy

    DAYTON, Ohio – Displaying a nostalgic photo of astronauts training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in the 1960s, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson noted that this week marked the 49th anniversary of the lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Wilson told the 600 attendees of the Wright Dialogue with Industry event in the
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