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AFWERX announces Reimagining Energy Challenge for Department of Defense

AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation catalyst, announces the Reimagining Energy for the DOD Challenge, seeking solutions to create the future of resilient energy production, transmission, use and storage. The Department of Defense (DOD) is currently the largest energy consumer globally. By reducing demand and reliance on petroleum and modernizing the energy infrastructure, the Air Force can improve the way they consume energy, increase sustainability and remain adaptable to future impacts of climate change and reduction in fossil fuels.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2383535/afwerx-announces-reimagining-energy-challenge-for-department-of-defense/ DoD News

AFWERX announces EngageSpace, premier collaboration event for space industry

With its highly interactive format and diverse participants, this event is designed to revolutionize how the space ecosystem works, dismantle the walls between sectors and close the "believability gap" for what's possible in space.
AFWERX, the U.S. Air Force’s innovation catalyst, announced Sept. 16 that registration is now live for EngageSpace virtual event. Join AFWERX, the US Air Force, the U.S. Space Force and the Space Frontier Foundation for this two-day virtual event on September 29-30

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2349196/afwerx-announces-engagespace-premier-collaboration-event-for-space-industry/ DoD News

Digital Campaign virtual industry event slated for Sept. 21

The event will be conducted via Microsoft Teams Live Event from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, and Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2337898/digital-campaign-virtual-industry-event-slated-for-sept-21/ DoD News

Acquisition chief to host AFVentures-focused ‘Ask Me Anything’

Col. Nate Diller, AFWERX director, will moderate and co-host the live, virtual event that provides an opportunity for Airmen and Space Professionals, industry partners, the American public and members of the media to directly engage with Roper and Diller on all things AFVentures.
Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, is scheduled to host an “Ask Me Anything” event for AFVentures, Sept. 1, 2020. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2327168/acquisition-chief-to-host-afventures-focused-ask-me-anything/ DoD News

More companies enter ABMS innovation pipeline

These companies will join 46 other companies on-boarded earlier this year to compete to develop new information and communications technologies to be evaluated in future onramp demonstration exercises for potential integration with the operational force.

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2296773/more-companies-enter-abms-innovation-pipeline/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Small businesses and research institutions “TeamUp” with AFWERX for flying car funding

This event will provide an opportunity for America’s most innovative small businesses to collaborate with leading research institutions and universities to compete for the next round of the Air Force Small Business Technology Transfer Open Topic funding.
Agility Prime TeamUp Event

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2246660/small-businesses-and-research-institutions-teamup-with-afwerx-for-flying-car-fu/ DoD News

ABMS moves ahead with second round of contract awards

The goal of ABMS is to enable the Air Force and Space Force to operate together and as part of a joint team – connecting sensors, decision makers and weapons through a secure data network enabling rapid decision making and all-domain command and control

https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2244981/abms-moves-ahead-with-second-round-of-contract-awards/ Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs