23 Feb '18, 2pm

AF to fund squadron innovation that improves mission effectiveness - Air Force Link

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced that Air Force squadrons will receive a new funding authority to accelerate implementation of the National Defense Strategy Feb. 23, 2018. The funds will be used for Airmen-led innovations that increase readiness, reduce cost, return time back to Airmen or enhance lethality of the force. The Air Force will distribute the $64 million “Squadron Innovation Fund” across all total force squadrons to reduce resource barriers that are preventing ingenuity. “We need our squadrons to be aggressively persistent and take risks in the pursuit of new ideas and solutions,” Goldfein said. “No one knows the problems we face day-to-day more than the Airmen in our squadrons.” The goal, according to Goldfein, is for squadrons to think and act like start-ups. The infusion of funds will serve as “seed money” for squadron-level in...

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