Rapid
Sustainment
Office

The RSO increases mission readiness by rapidly identifying, applying and scaling technology essential to the operation and sustainment of the United States Air Force.

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Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

October 20-23, 2020, Experience Advanced Manufacturing… Virtually

The Air Force’s inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics is an exciting week of collaboration, technical design challenges, speakers, and more, all focused on advanced manufacturing technology. AMO seeks to bring together a wide spectrum of participants from across government, industry, academia and small businesses.

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Our Process

Our approach is a three-step process with distinct but overlapping phases to ensure potential new solutions are prototyped and tested quickly, and optimized for success at scale.

Identify

Identify, assess and develop mature, new and emerging technologies from across the public and private sectors.

Apply

Prototype, validate and verify the utility of a solution in an Air Force environment.

Scale

Deploy technology or processes across the Air Force enterprise that successfully demonstrate the ability to decrease cost and/or increase readiness.

Our Focus Areas

The RSO is focused on a set of four core technology areas where emerging and commercial technology solutions have outsized impact on increasing readiness and decreasing costs.

Focus Area 01

Agile Manufacturing

Applying new manufacturing techniques to upgrade fleets, reduce waste and extend aircraft lifespans.

Focus Area 02

Artificial Intelligence + Big Data

Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize fleet maintenance and predict and prevent aircraft failure.

Focus Area 03

Automation + Robotics

Deploying technology solutions to accelerate maintenance times, reduce manual labor, mitigate health risks and decrease costs.

Focus Area 04

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Deploying augmented and virtual reality hardware and software to unify geographically-dispersed expertise and accelerate the speed by which people get trained.

Companies We Work With

Sourcing Advanced Technology

Pitch Day

To ensure the RSO sources the most advanced technology, the organization plans to host Pitch Days for startups and commercial companies across the country.

The first Pitch Day in San Francisco will see proposals across a range of focus areas, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and automation. RSO will identify the top proposals and immediately provide funding to companies to build solutions for specific Air Force sustainment needs.

RSO Leadership Team

The RSO was established by the Secretary of the Air Force in July 2018. Collectively, our leadership team has 145 years of Air Force experience, including 65 years in operations and sustainment and 95 years in technology.

Lt Gen Robert McMurry
Program Executive Officer

Mr. Nathan Parker
Deputy Program Executive Officer

Mr. Nicholas Phillips
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Lily Arcusa
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Jeffrey Morningstar
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kimberly Atkinson
Chief Contracting Officer

Mr. Michael Sander
Chief Logistics Officer

RSO Board Of Directors

The RSO Board of Directors advocate and oversee the activities of the RSO providing a flat organizational structure streamlining processes and providing direct access to Air Force decision makers.

SAF/AQ
William Roper

AFMC/CC
Gen Arnold Bunch

AF/A4
Lt Gen Warren Berry

AFSC/CC
Lt Gen Donald Kirkland

AFLCMC/CC
Lt Gen Robert McMurry

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