ESC Role in Technology Development

Report
Air Force Materiel Command
ESC Role in
Technology
Development
Lt Gen Ted Bowlds
ESC/CC
3 Sep 09
Integrity  Service  Excellence
Shape Technology Investment
AF Needs – Capability Gaps
C2 & CS Enterprise Needs
• Identify
• Assess
• Plan
ESC
Technology
Needs
Investment Strategy
Tech Dev Enablers
Independent R&D
ESC Technology Investment Decisions
2
Enablers
Investment Strategy
Tech Dev Enablers
Independent R&D
Independent R&D
ESC Technology Investment Decisions
Partnership w/ AFRL
• Disseminate ESC Needs
• ID linkage w/ Industry
• Deconflict w/ AFRL Investments
• Monitor Industrial Innovation
PEO C2 & CS Allocation
• Stimulate technological
innovation
• Use small business to meet
Federal R&D needs
3
Acquisition in the New World
• Characteristics
Venture
Capitalists
in Nature

– SOA
Common
Based
Denominator
Applications
Of
Requirements
 Quick
Very Quick
Reaction – Days

Reaction
vs WeeksData
– Presume
Structure
To Ensure
Service

Integrity
& Data
 (Info
Rely Assurance
on Judgment,
Not
Integrity)
Process
– Necessary Oversight And
Standards
Applications
Applications
Common Core Services
Data
Traditional
Acquisition
Lab/SB
User Requirements
Quick
Reaction
Innovation Across The Spectrum
4
Some ESC IT Technology Needs
• Tactical Broadband Wireless Solutions at
Forward Operating Bases
• Addressing Scheme to enable Tactical Data
Network (TDN)-Internet Protocol (IP)-Voice
Bridging
• Item Unique Identification/ Unique Item
Identifier
• Radio Frequency Identification
5
A “Venture Capital” Approach
•
Leveraging “other people’s” money
• SBIRs
• MITRE MOIEs & MSRs
• IRAD
• CRADA
•
Ongoing
Leveraging Venture Capital activities
• DeVenci
• In-Q-Tel
• OnPoint
In Planning
Novel Approaches To Identify Innovative Solutions
For ESC Technical Problems
Technology Open House
• Objective: To illustrate netcentric ops through
application of technologies against an operational
scenario; “The Art of the Possible and the Now”
• How: Presentation of compelling demonstrations &
virtualizations developed through collaboration between
warfighters, technologists & acquirers
• Process:
– Users create a vignette illustrating netcentric TTPs & CONOPs
(“requirements”)
– Technologies are found via SBIRs, DARPA, CRADAs, A/JCTDs,
PoRs, experiments, etc.
– Technologies are horizontally integrated with user as part of the
build
– Standards, products, architectures, process models, etc become
GFP/GFI to PoRs or warfighter units
Persistent Virtual Warfighter
Environment (PVWE)
2. Role Playing
Vignette
Technology
Open House
1. Participant
Guidelines
Collaboration Space
User Centric
3. Requirements
Tailored Solutions;
Horizontally Integrated
4. Build
POR
Enabling Technologies;
Unique Configurations
POR

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