Now the US Air Force has set up a Kessel Run of its own in Boston. That’s the name of a new laboratory designed to set new speed records in the development of mission-critical military software.
BOSTON -- Thirty U.S. Air Force active duty, civilians and contractors gathered in a shared workspace downtown May 7 for the opening of the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab, where they will build the next generation of combat software.
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 navigated by the rogue Han Solo. You could say, this ain’t your father’s military.
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.
This presentation discusses how the Air Force is mimicking Silicon Valley culture, growing its agile competency and continuously delivering better products to the warfighter, faster.
Adam Furtado, Chief of Product at the Kessel Run project joins CUBE host Stu Miniman at Cloud Foundry Summit 2018 at the Boston Convention And Exhibition Center in Boston MA.
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- 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 and assess progress made in collaboration between the Defense Innovation Experimental Unit and the Combined Air Operations Center.
The air and space operations centers Pathfinder program is looking to quadruple in size in the next few years, and it’s got results to support its needs. 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.
The U.S. military is partnering with Silicon Valley to step up its game on the battlefield. 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 and cheaper.
Silicon Valley and the U.S. military are teaming up to develop better airwar fighting tools. “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 Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria.”
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to embark on a listening tour later this summer to gain a better grasp of the technological challenges facing U.S. military forces. “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, one of its largest efforts since launching two years ago.
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.
WASHINGTON — 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 Department's innovation unit to find a quicker way to field the update.