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The Other Airmen Spotlight

The Other Airmen Spotlight The Other Airmen experiment aims to demonstrate citizen developers from the Air Force and Army can create useful applications using low code/no code capability. The teams are transforming their use cases into working applications to present to the 16th Air Force Commander Lt Gen Timothy Haugh in March 2021. 24 Feb – …

The Other Airmen: Low/No Code Milestone Two

The Other Airmen: Low/No Code Milestone Two Citizen Developers participating in The Other Airmen low/no code experiment made excellent progress towards functioning minimum viable products (MVP) in December. While the second in-progress review (IPR) in December had three demos, the third IPR doubled that with six demos.  The big rocks for the developers in December …

CyberWorx 2020 Project Review

OPTIMIS – In September 2020, we transitioned OPTIMIS to Kessel Run. CyberWorx further developed a USAFA cadet capstone concept from 2018, designing and coding a working prototype to upgrade the C-17 community’s standards and evaluation scoring system. CWS Inform – Timely and accurate readiness information is a critical factor for commanders. In 2018, CyberWorx hosted a design …

CyberWorx Newsletter Q4 2020

IN THIS NEWSLETTER CyberWorx Team Comments 2020 Growth Rebranding in 2021 Quarter 4 Projects Recap Coming Soon TEAM COMMENTS Col William Waynick, CyberWorx Director One of my Commanding Generals at the Joint Special Operations Command, GEN Scott Miller, instilled a culture in the command to “be whatever the nation needs us to be.” He recognized …

The Other Airmen Milestone One

The Other Airmen Milestone One November was a busy month for our Citizen Developers participating in The Other Airmen experiment. It was primarily a month of preparation and learning. Citizen Developers and commercial partners formed relationships, ironed out technical issues, scoped their use cases, and developed work plans. Database structure, security, and data access were …

The Situational Awareness Paradox II

The Situational Awareness ParadoxAnd How Good UX Leads to Better Decisions with the Right Information (Part II) By: Larry Marine and Dr. Dan Padgett The Department of the Air Force is constantly looking to improve its situational awareness (SA). At CyberWorx, we’ve helped solve a wide range of problems. While each problem is unique, nearly …

The Situational Awareness Paradox

The Situational Awareness ParadoxAnd How Good UX Leads to Better Decisions with the Right Information By: Larry Marine and Dr. Dan Padgett The Department of the Air Force has a situational awareness (SA) problem. And no, the answer is not “we need more data.” Data, while a critical component to SA, is only a part …

Q3 Newsletter | July 1 – September 30

Team Comments: Lt Col Michael Helgeson, Deputy Director of AF CyberWorx What does an AF CyberWorx “win” look like? We use our unique blend of user experience and modern problem solving and product development methods to tackle a wide range of operational and organizational challenges. We had three major wins in quarter three, representing that …

Team Comments – Q3

Team Comments – Q3 What does an AF CyberWorx “win” look like? As we touched on in previous newsletters, we use our unique blend of user experience and modern problem solving/product development methods to tackle a wide range of operational and organizational challenges.  The solutions can range from a white-paper strategy/policy recommendation, re-engineered business processes, …

Good News – OPTIMIS – Q3

Good News – OPTIMIS – Q3 As Lt Col Helgeson stated above, we’ve had multiple wins the last quarter. OPTIMIS is but one example and shows what we love to do: take a previously unaddressed end-user need, develop a prototype, and transition it to maturity and full sustainment. In March 2018, the 21st Airlift Squadron …

ARCHER: Collaboration for Excellence

ARCHER: Collaboration for Excellence AF CyberWorx and the Extreme Digital Development Group Enterprise (EDDGE) teamed up to tackle Project ARCHER virtually despite the challenges of COVID-19. The magic of the dream UX team wove together active duty end users and creators of the original tool into a working group for an incredible experience. This event …

Q2 Newsletter

Team Comments AF organizations need help solving big problems in more fields than just cyber. We’ve accelerated our pace and expanded our scope to meet the demand utilizing our seasoned user experience (UX) team and proven research methods.  Putting the user first creates the best solutions for policy, operational, and organizational challenges enabling emerging warfare …