DSIAC’s Air Force Science & Technology 2030 Initiative


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U.S. Air Force


In September 2017 Secretary of the U.S. Airforce, Heather Wilson, launched an initiative to update the Air Force’s science and technology strategy. The DOD IACs help the U.S. Air Force with its Science & Technology 2030 initiative, by researching and analyzing scientific and technical capabilities across academic, industry, U.S. Government and DoD organizations to address the Air Force’s current and future mission challenges.  DSIAC is engaged in the strategy, geared toward identifying, developing, fielding, and maintaining superior warfighting capabilities in 2030 and beyond.


DSIAC was tasked with using data-mining tools, techniques, and processes to make recommendations on related industry best practices. In addition, DSIAC is providing ideation design, facilitation, and ideation outcome capture of associated pilot outreach activities with academia and industry at strategic regionalized locations within the US. The pilot program targets cross-sector research efforts to accelerate the impact of basic and applied research knowledge on key Air Force challenges and capability gaps.


A key goal of the initiative is to research and analyze scientific and technical information from multiple data sources to identify specific U.S. academic and industry Research and Development (R&D) organizations with expertise to address Air Force mission challenges.

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