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Creating Capability to Envision and Shift U.S. Air Force Mindset for a Very Different Future: A Workshop


New and emerging technologies are creating new opportunities to advance capability within the Air Force while at the same time creating challenging threat issues. Advance technologies are no longer the sole purview of the U.S. military and the Air Force strives to develop strategic plans and acquisition programs to ensure successful stewardship of U.S. air power. Perhaps the greatest challenge is the concern that the Air Force is not able to envision a very different organization that would be able to thrive at the same pace as the accelerating technological advancements.

Recognizing this challenge, the Air Force Studies Board was asked by the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, General Stephen Wilson, to convene a workshop to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with organizational transformation and the adoption of disruptive technologies.

The event will take place on March 12-14, 2018 in Washington, D.C.