How might we best leverage Internet of Things (IoT) and IT commercial technologies to make Air Force bases better places to work, more energy efficient, more secure, and engender a culture of continuous learning?

The goal of this design sprint was to lay out a unified path forward for the AF to enable better experimentation and unity of efforts moving toward the modern technological integration, then move on to design an information and data architecture to enable many use cases for further mission experimentation and acquisition strategy development.

Airmen collaborating at the Cyberworx event


CyberWorx brought together military and industry partners to investigate ways in which we might improve the efficacy of:

•  Mobility, energy, automation, learning and sharing, and cybersecurity on Air Force installations.

The design sprint fostered collaboration between 30 participants from across the Department of Defense and 10 different industry organizations. Decision makers, service providers, and base users gathered together to look at the problem space from their varied perspectives.

Proposed Solutions

AFGLIDE, the Air Force Guided Life Information Enhancer: a modern digital assistant application and true AF portal ecosystem that delivers relevant data to users based on desires, location, and base operations.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mentality: ensure better integration and access by each airman to public and private data from one device.

Centralize Data: centralized data lake that mobile, web, and C2 apps can access and report to.

Leverage Data Analytics: Advanced analytics, data mining, and machine learning algorithms, combined with centralized accessible data, will spur cost savings, time savings, better situational awareness for individuals and operations, and quicker, more informed decisions by commanders.