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AFWERX plans new ‘proving ground’ to accelerate autonomy tech


The head of the new program briefed DefenseScoop on the roots of this work and the innovation hub's ultimate vision.

DISA creates new tech incubator, DISAWERX, to support innovation


The Defense Information Systems Agency recently launched its own technology incubator — DISAWERX — designed to provide Pentagon personnel who have IT expertise with a multi-faceted hub to prototype and rapidly refine capabilities of interest.  DISAWERX includes a virtual environment, event organizer and physical laboratory based in Maryland, where stakeholders from the Defense Department, industry and academia can swiftly experiment with emerging and disruptive technologies.  “That’s the whole thing,” Jeanelle…

New AFVentures director wants to 'oil the machine'


The Department of the Air Force‘s office that doles out small contracts to tech companies has a new director, Maj. Amanda Rebhi. Speaking to FedScoop, she said that her objective in taking the reins of AFVentures is to keep much of the current processes in place for companies looking to get their foot in the door with the Air Force. She will be the office’s second director, and says she…