• SECAF: Innovation ‘in Our DNA’

    SECAF: Innovation ‘in Our DNA’0

    “Innovation is one of the hallmarks of our service,” Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Thursday. “It’s in our DNA.” Modernizing is not just about “what we’re doing on readiness,” Wilson said in remarks at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium. “It’s also about what we’re not doing, including wasting time on stupid stuff.”

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    Mixed-use redevelopment plans are moving forward near the former Fort McPherson in Georgia, according to Curbed Atlanta. “Affordable housing is our No. 1 priority,” Fort Mac LRA executive director Brian Hooker said…. An Air Force Academy cadet and airmen from Little Rock and Fresno are among the finalists in the Air Force’s Shark Tank-style pitch

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  • In Other News: Air Force Opens Innovation Hub in Alabama; Virginia Seeks Firm for Ft. Pickett JLUS

    In Other News: Air Force Opens Innovation Hub in Alabama; Virginia Seeks Firm for Ft. Pickett JLUS0

    The Air Force last week opened an innovation hub in Montgomery, Ala., that will focus on incubating ideas generated from nearby Air University at Maxwell AFB to solve technological or efficiency problems faced by the military. MGMWERX, which will operate out of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce building, is a partnership with the Air

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  • Elsewhere: High School Students Tackle Operational Challenges at Travis AFB; Camp Navajo JLUS Underway

    Elsewhere: High School Students Tackle Operational Challenges at Travis AFB; Camp Navajo JLUS Underway0

    A group of Solano County, Calif., high school students visited Travis AFB last week to participate in the installation’s latest Phoenix Spark challenge, a grassroots innovation program which allows the base to form collaborative partnerships with industry, academia and government to solve a variety of technological problems. Students will have a chance to work on

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  • ‘Innovation Bridge’ to Link High-Tech Industry in Massachusetts to Federal Agencies0

    A new initiative launched by the commonwealth of Massachusetts will help the state’s high-tech companies forge relationships with federal agencies aimed at solving the nation’s most difficult challenges. The Massachusetts Innovation Bridge will be funded by MassDevelopment, a state-sponsored economic development agency, and managed by the MITRE Corp., a nonprofit think tank that conducts advanced research for DOD and many civilian federal agencies. The Innovation Bridge, which will be located at business incubator CIC Boston, will provide a dedicated space for leadership forums and workshops, technology scouting, and venture capital portfolio and university research exchanges …

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  • 40,000 Attend Air Show at Brunswick Landing0

    More than 40,000 people attended last month’s Great State of Maine Air Show at Brunswick Landing, helping the LRA for the former Brunswick Naval Air Station break even on the event’s $800,000 cost. The air show — which featured the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s precision flying team — was the second held at the air station since it officially closed. Last year’s event attracted 25,000 after the event was interrupted by Hurricane Irene …

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