Many mind-blowing ideas are being birthed in U.S. startup companies, but the Pentagon largely misses out on them. For our big bureaucracy, awarding a contract in months is a flash. The Pentagon must do business at the speed of ideas: inspiring and accelerating startup creativity toward national security challenges. The smaller the company, the faster we must move. We accept that challenge. Welcome to Air Force Pitch Day.
"Pitch Days are new fast tracks for startups to work with the Air Force. Modeled after commercial investment pitch competitions, our goal is to award $40 million to startups using one-day, one-page contracts. These awards use convenient credit card payments— we want partnering with the Air Force to be easy and energizing!" Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
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Air Force Small Business Program Plan
The Air Force Small Business Program Plan defines our mission and vision and identifies the small business professionals and support programs that help us execute our goals. The Program Plan also provides current and trending performance data that guide Air Force Small Business into FY19 and beyond. Check out our Program Plan HERE
There are delays to invoice payments due to Electronic Fund Transfer restrictions for new or renewing SAM accounts that are awaiting processing of a notarized letter in response to the recent SAM cyber hack. Additional details can be found HERE
DoD Procurement Forecasts
The Public DoD forecasting site should provide the full range of Air Force forecasted (1, 2, and 3-years) product and service requirements with an anticipated total awarded value (including options) greater than $5M per contract action regardless of funding appropriation (construction, FMS, services, etc.), based on the best information available. Visit the site HERE
The Air Force and VT-ARC have collaborated to launch the AFWERX DC Hub. AFWERX DC serves as the key link between the Vegas Innovation Hub and AFWERX Corporate in the Pentagon
The mission of AFWERX Vegas is to serve the needs of the Air Force by addressing tough challenges. We are a dynamic, tech-curious, committed to scouting and designing innovative solutions to benefit the Air Force
SB Guide for the Facility Clearance Process
What is a Facility Clearance (FCL)? Who can Sponsor a Facility Clearance ? Considering a Joint Venture(JV)? All these questions and more can be answered in the Defense Security Service (DSS) Small Business Guide Facility Clearance Process
As the premiere Air Force cyber security annual event, the Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference (AFITC) returns to Montgomery, Alabama in August of 2018. As a critical intersection of Air Force IT experts, prominent IT academics, and some of America’s top cyber security companies, the AFITC offers a full of slate events and activities, with 3 days of speakers, expanded education/training opportunities, and an exhibitor-driven trade show that all revolves around the ways we can better defend America from cyber-attacks, advanced persistent threats, and proactively lead in this in this increasingly digital world.
In 2017 there was no shortage of security issues with the most prominent being the Equifax data breach in which the personal information of over 160 million Americans was compromised. 2018 will undoubtedly have its share of massive data breaches, viruses, and malware attacks, but as these cyber threats evolve so too must the security measures, protocols, software, and hardware that work together to prevent them. It is in this climate where the AFITC Conference becomes so important. The collaborative effort between the Air Force and the private sector must lead the way when it comes to ensuring the nation’s security and providing the tools and strategies critical to success.
As the AFITC Conference continues to grow, 2017 saw more than 3400 total attendees, over 150 exhibitors, and 50% more training sessions than in 2016. The 2018 event is currently in development, but check back often for updates to the agenda, training, keynote speakers, and show schedule.
For general information about the conference, contact us at AFITC@us.af.mil
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MISSION: To maximize small business opportunities within Air Force acquisitions, thereby (a) promoting efficiencies and innovation, (b) fostering competition, and (c) expanding the defense industrial base.
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