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The Department of the Air Force (DAF) intends to sponsor a hybrid Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation (SDPE)/Transformational Capabilities Office (TCO) and Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC) Strategy Interchange Meetings (SIMs) during the week of 20-23 April 2021. This technology engagement will be arranged in a hybrid setting, conducting the Plenary Session virtually, followed by face-to-face dialogue between the government experts and the industry participants. The venue for the one-on-one sessions will be the General Jacob E. Smart Conference Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Details and instructions for the virtual portion and directions to the Smart Conference Center will be provided in subsequent updates on the Defense Innovation Marketplace site only.

Portions of this Event will be Classified


The one-on-one sessions of this event will be classified at the Collateral Secret level and is open to U.S. Defense companies only. In order to participate, interested parties must be either a DoD employee or DoD contractor with a valid DD Form 2345, Military Critical Technical Data Agreement. Personal security credentials will have to be validated for all attendees, including Government Military, Civilian, as well as, Industry participants.

Target Audience

This event is intended to inform Industry’s large, medium and small businesses, academia, and national laboratories of the Air Force strategic direction, priorities, and challenges in many technical areas relevant to current and future Air Force Capabilities, Technology Roadmaps, and Future Acquisition funding streams. This event will include presentations and discussions which could impact future investments, Industry’s Corporate Investment Strategies, Independent Research & Development (IR&D) technology portfolios, and new or revised approaches to collaborating and partnering with Industry. For this reason, it is highly encouraged that industry participants be innovative, strategic thinkers, technical experts, or senior planners who have wide insight into their corporate technology portfolios and processes that can offer technical solutions, and are familiar with both long-term and short-term corporate strategic plans.

Technical Agenda

The April event will be structured to provide industry with insight into ongoing Capability Development Activities, SDPE Experimentation Campaigns, AFWIC’s vision of strategic engagements with industry, as well as, proposed experimentation pathfinders and watch-list efforts. The technical agenda will also provide senior leader level insight ranging from visionary outlooks to diving into specific topics of high level interest supporting our nation’s warfighters. Additional details for the technical agenda are being developed and will be shared as soon as practical.

Future Updates

All subsequent updates and any additional information will only be posted to this Defense Innovation Marketplace website. Any key documents deemed of high importance to this dialogue with industry will be provided. Please note some government data distribution statements may vary, meaning some documents may be limited to U.S. Government Agencies and/or Department of Defense (DoD) employees/contractors. Partnering with defense-experienced companies is strongly suggested for firms that do not fall within these categories.


The government is not obligated to enter into a contract with industry as result of collaborations from our dialogue. Data exchanges as a result of these dialogue activities follow restrictions of No Foreign Nationals (NOFORN) and International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). Some information we intend to share may be classified or unclassified and can only be released as Distribution C, D, or E material. Click for more information on distribution statements.

Dates and locations listed for this event are subject to change. Refer requests for additional documents and data to this inbox. Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

Attendee Registration

Registration for this Event is now Closed.

Day 1 Plenary (Virtual)
  • 0800 – 0810 Welcome Remarks/Logistics
  • 0810 – 0845 USAF - Vision for Future Forces
    • A5/7 Overview Brief (15 min)
    • Ops Concepts (20 min)
  • 0845 – 0925 Future Forces 2021 & Intro of Key Capabilities of Interest
  • 0930 – 1130 CFTs (15 min /topic)
    • Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Cross Functional Team (CFT)
    • Generating Combat Power CFT
    • Base Defense CFT
    • Weapons Development Functional Integration Team (FIT)
    • Position, Navigation, and Timing CFT
    • Personnel Recovery / Special Operations FIT
    • Logistics Under Attack (LUA) CFT
    • Mobility FIT
  • 1135 – 1230 LUNCH
  • 1230 – 1300 SDPE TCO Overview
  • 1300 – 1355 Experimentation
  • 1400 – 1500 Strategic Development Planning
  • 1505 – 1600 TCO Vanguards
  • 1600 – 1630 Day Close out, Questions, Comments