Flight Evaluation App Aims to Reduce Pilot Shortage

Flight Evaluation App Aims to Reduce Pilot Shortage

A Better Evaluation Process Leads To Better Efficiency

AF CyberWorx OPTIMIS Flight Evaluation AppThere is a pilot shortage in the United States Air Force right now and part of the problem affecting pilot retention is the current evaluation process. It can take up to three months for a student pilot’s evaluation to be submitted after their evaluated flying time. Should the world’s most dominant air power be shackled to a keyboard or forced to wait on improving their aviation skills because of an outdated evaluation process?

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January Newsletter - 2019

 

Jan Newsletter 2019 CyberWorx

January 2019 Newsletter - #AFCTM Sprint Delayed, Yet Successful 

AFCTM Email Newsletter AF CYberWorx

COLLABORATION

Last week, we had a slow start due to the snow storm on Tuesday; but, AF CyberWorx was able to recover and have a successful #AFCTM Sprint. Six teams split into groups of six and worked together to solve challenges related to Air Force's Cyber Talent Management. 

We'll have a press release and report prepared in a few weeks on the solutions that were proposed, but in the meantime, check out the photos taken during #AFCTM on our Flickr page. 

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How to Sprint with AF CyberWorx

How to Sprint with AF CyberWorx

How to Sprint with AF CyberWorxYou’ve been selected to attend one of AF CyberWorx’s Design Sprints. Congratulations! We are so excited to have you participate with us during our workshop; but, you will soon learn that our sprints are a little different than most workshops. Today, before attending the upcoming sprint, we’ll review what a Design Sprint is, what to expect as a participant of a Design Sprint, an example of a sprint schedule, and attendee reminders

What is a Design Sprint?

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December Newsletter - 2018

 

December Newsleter AFCYBerWorx

 

December 2018 - Join Our Next Design Sprint: Air Force Cyber Talent Management 

COLLABORATION

AFCTM Newsletter DecemberWe're hosting a design sprint focused on building a better recruiting, talent management, and retention program for US Air Force cyber professionals. For this design sprint, we're recruiting cyber professionals, HR reps, talent management experts, and, of course, military personnel.

The #AFCTM Application deadline is December 17, 2018, while the sprint is January 22-25. Apply today and join us on the USAFA campus in January.

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Flight Scheduling App Team Visits F-15E Squadron For Research

 

Flight Scheduling App Team Visits F-15E Squadron For Research

Airmen standing in front of an aircraftAs we say at AF Cyberworx, “If it doesn’t work for people, it doesn’t work.” Recently, a team of cadets working on a Flight Scheduling App visited a fighter squadron at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base (AFB) in North Carolina. This trip to Seymour-Johnson helped the team shape their understanding of the problem, which will enable them to create a deliverable that drives to save flight schedulers time and effort, and results in fewer aborted flights. The project is in collaboration with Air Combat Command, Defense Innovation Unit, US Marine Corps, US Navy, and Microsoft.

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AIR FORCE CYBERWORX TACKLES CYBER TALENT MANAGEMENT WITH HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

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AIR FORCE CYBERWORX TACKLES CYBER TALENT MANAGEMENT WITH HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

Join the AFCTM Design Sprint

(November 6, 2018; Colorado Springs, CO) – Air Force CyberWorx is hosting the Air Force Cyber Talent Management (#AFCTM) project on January 22-25 in its design studio at the US Air Force Academy. The project will involve non-military participants and interested professionals in cyber or HR are invited to apply.

“The ability to hire and retain cyber professionals is the cornerstone of the Air Force’s ability to successfully utilize cyber effects on the battlefield,” said Lt. Col. Mike Helgeson, Deputy Director for AF CyberWorx. “Our aim with this design sprint is to find ways to improve the overall retention rate within the cyber field to better the Air Force.”

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Capstone Team Aims High for Self-Healing Drone Swarm

Capstone Team Aims High for Self-Healing Swarm

Saving Time and Most Importantly, Saving Lives

Self Heal Swarm AF CyberWorx When a team of firefighters is fighting a wildfire, how can they communicate more effectively among one another and command base to best save resources, tackle their challenge, and potentially save lives? If a first responder is wounded without their medic nearby, how can resources be marshaled to help them as quickly as possible? If all cell service is lost during a natural disaster, like Hurricane Florence, how can first responders communicate with one another to get assets and personnel where they need to be?

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AF CYBERWORX LAUNCHES OPEN DESIGN CHALLENGE

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AF CYBERWORX LAUNCHES OPEN DESIGN CHALLENGE

An open design challenge will allow for collaboration across the country.

Press Release CyberWorx(July 31, 2018; Colorado Springs, CO) – AF CyberWorx is launching its first-ever open design challenge this August. The online competition is designed to allow people to join from across the nation, bringing together an even greater mix of participants from industry, government, and academia.

Participants are asked to design and develop a fitness application that could provide health monitoring, personalized fitness coaching, and medical alerts to help improve the overall health and readiness of airmen.

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CyberWorx #RMFNext Sprint to Focus on Accelerating and Improving Risk Management Processes

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CyberWorx #RMFNext Sprint to Focus on Accelerating and Improving Risk Management Processes

 The key to progress may lie in modern DevOps methodologies 

RMFNext CyberWorx

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, March 9, 2018 – C-TRAC, the Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization, is seeking industry partners for the CyberWorx #RMFNext week-long design sprint, planned for April 9 through 13, 2018 at the United States Air Force Academy.

CyberWorx educates airmen while simultaneously partnering with industry to solve cyber problems facing our nation. Design thinking – a structured framework for understanding and pursuing innovation in ways that encourage outside-the-box thinking – is featured prominently in the CyberWorx process.

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