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> We need to work with each other. To do that, we need to trust each other. The Air Force needs to have a generative culture, not a pathological one, for a software company to thrive. It has to be safe to talk openly about what we know today, even if it might change tomorrow, without fear of reprisal for “getting it wrong”.
execs  USAF  agile  devops  culture  digitaltransformation 
5 weeks ago by cote
Mission capability delivered at startup speed
More coverage of the US Air Force going all in on digital XP, lean design, and cloud native to dramatically - almost unbelievably so - modernize their software.

> The mission capabilities these war fighters received in 120 days or less span deliberate targeting, mission reporting, advanced target production, refueling operations and many more, saving over $6.4 million and 1,100 man-hours per month within the Air Force Central Command.

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> Embracing agile software development … [more]
cases  usaf  pivotal  raytheon  proofpoints 
november 2018 by cote
Cyber Airmen fuel innovation
> Any problems discovered in the software can be more easily corrected, a small failure being preferable to correcting the shortfalls of an entire software suite. Changes requested by the customer can sometimes be delivered in just a couple days.

> Prior to Jigsaw, the tanker mission planners would use whiteboards to plot out their fueling rendezvous.

> “Rather than taking hours to run the calculations by hand for the hundreds of sorties scheduled each day to find a feasible plan,” … [more]
usaf  PivotalCloudFoundry  digitaltransformation  cases 
october 2018 by cote
Air Force wants to make 'Kessel Run' standard in tech acquisition
“You're probably going to see maybe a directive from us that basically says every acquisition is going to have to have something that looks like Kessel Run from the primes. So you want to have [authority to operate] within three or four weeks, not six years.”
digitaltransformation  procurement  govt  USAF 
october 2018 by cote
USAF's plans for agile, DevOps, cloud
Brief, but some names of apps they’ve modernized and high-level thinking in the broader portfolio modernization.
digitaltransformation  USAF  devops  agile  cases  agileAF 
september 2018 by cote
The Air Force Will Treat Computer Coding Like a Foreign Language
> For example, when Defense Innovation Unit went to air operations centers in Middle East, the defense tech expert envisioned software changes that would optimize the way that airmen tracked refueling tankers. Teaming up with a commercial firm in Boston called Pivotal Labs, the new software is saving about $200,000 in fuel every month.

It's usually reported at $200,000 a day.

Mostly, though, lots of AI talk:

> During Operation Inherent Resolve, he led 1,800 Air Component Commander … [more]
proofpoints  usaf  cases  military  AI 
september 2018 by cote
Transforming the Air Force into a software company with more airpower
“We have a small team that was tired of working this way and tired of not being able to provide this capability to our warfighters,” said Adam Furtado (pictured), chief product officer at the U.S. Air Force. “Basically, Congress told us to figure something new out.”

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“We’ve been designing a brand new system to modernize for about 10 years, and we just haven’t been able to get it to the field for a ton of Department of Defense, bureaucratic and acquisitions reasons,” … [more]
deathmarch  USAF  cases  agile  waterfall 
september 2018 by cote
Airmen given direct access to AOC development process
"Air Force acquisition leaders recognized the current acquisition strategy, in progress since 2009, will not deliver capability to the warfighter fast enough. Today, we terminated the current AOC 10.2 contract with Northrop Grumman in order to take a different approach."

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“Once we field this platform and establish the software pipeline, we will begin the iterative improvement process,” said Sanders.  “That’s where this acquisition process really makes a difference.  The … [more]
USAF  cases  agile  govt  mil 
september 2018 by cote
Air Force looks to rapidly develop software with Project Kessel Run
More coverage of the USAF modernizing their approach to software. Here, what some of the apps are: “Kessel Run has been able to push five applications to the classified network, Kroger said.... The project is currently working on a number of things, including how the Air Force plans air tasking orders, a document which tasks units to fly their aircraft, Kroger said. It’s also working on building a tool that automates mission reports, which have to be written for every mission that flies, … [more]
USAF  proofpoints  cloudnative  pivotal  cases  agile 
may 2018 by cote
Innovation at the edge: the top air defence trends by domain
"Software company Pivotal, backed by Dell EMC, VMWare, GE, Microsoft and Ford, has developed a tanker refuelling solution for the USAF with the US Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx); Running on the firm’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform, the software solution was built for under $2m in 90 days and is now being used in operational areas including Qatar. It currently saves the US Air Force $1 million per day in fuel costs, with the software being managed by just one person. It also … [more]
cases  USAF  PivotalCloudFoundry  pivotal  proofpoints  cloudnative 
may 2018 by cote

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