We’re inviting industry to join Dr. Will Roper and Lt. Gen. Robert McMurry of the United States Air Force for an open discussion on how advanced manufacturing capabilities can augment medical supply production for COVID-19. The objective of the discussion is to help further connect the community—both Advanced Manufacturing-focused and diversified partners—and answer questions as we all seek ways to meet critical medical supply needs.
As national-level production shortages evolve, it’s important we stay in communication on how we can most effectively respond.
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, assess and develop mature, new and emerging technologies from across the public and private sectors.
Prototype, validate and verify the utility of a solution in an Air Force environment.
Deploy technology or processes across the Air Force enterprise that successfully demonstrate the ability to decrease cost and/or increase readiness.
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
Applying new manufacturing techniques to upgrade fleets, reduce waste and extend aircraft lifespans.
Focus Area 02
Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize fleet maintenance and predict and prevent aircraft failure.
Focus Area 03
Deploying technology solutions to accelerate maintenance times, reduce manual labor, mitigate health risks and decrease costs.
Focus Area 04
Deploying augmented and virtual reality hardware and software to unify geographically-dispersed expertise and accelerate the speed by which people get trained.
Salt Lake City, Utah - Rescheduled to November 16-19, 2020
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.
Sourcing Advanced Technology
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.
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
Gen Arnold Bunch
Lt Gen Warren Berry
Lt Gen Donald Kirkland
Lt Gen Robert McMurry