21st Century Drill
The part-time nature of an Air National Guard career inherently present challenges for the full-time mission requirements members support. The ANG wants to identify and mitigate as many of these challenges as possible to increase the effectiveness of its members’ training in the limited time they have during drill weekends.
CyberWorx hosted a virtual, asynchronous design sprint with 22 participants from 26 January to 19 February to investigate how to build the Air National Guard drill of the future. Participants investigated the most impactful challenges to see what can be overcome quickly and what might be addressed with modern technology or process improvements within the near future.
Leadership is creating a research team from the 21st Century Drill Accelerator to continue user research by surveying and interviewing Guardsmen. Meanwhile, the team is also sourcing for potential commercial solutions and existing projects inside the DoD to meet their technological needs. Their efforts are going into a consolidated plan proposal with prioritized, user-validated design criteria for the ANG drill of the future. CyberWorx stands by to continue support throughout the process.