Rapid Sustainment Office

Building a stronger, more agile and resilient U.S. Air Force through rapid technological change

The Rapid Sustainment Office is transforming the operations and sustainment enterprise vital to the world’s most advanced Air Force. The RSO recognizes the challenge of taking pilot projects direct to Scale to benefit the USAF enterprise.

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Last year, we embarked on a journey to establish our first-ever RSO office, Hangar 01. Some of the most talented minds, from business to government, will use this space for collaboration, opportunity, and problem-solving.

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Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

On October 20-23, 2020, the RSO hosted the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO), a state-of-the-art virtual conference, to bring together experts across government, industry, academia and business. AMO was four days of unforgettable technical experiences, cutting-edge speakers, virtual peer networking and more.

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

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

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

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

Focus Areas

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    Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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    Advanced Manufacturing

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    Automation & Robotics

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    Data & Digital Environments

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    Augmented & Virtual Reality

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    Rapid & Austere Maintenance Environments

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