AFRL DCD seeks digital and IT CORE support

On April 5, the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) Digital Capabilities Directorate (DCD) posted a request for information (RFI) for Digital/IT Collaboration, Opportunities, Research, and Experimentation (CORE) Support. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on April 19.

The AFRL DCD stood up in February 2023 with a mission to “Measurably accelerate the generation and transition of adoption-ready technology with demonstrable military benefit”. Over-arching goals on behalf of the AFRL include:

  • Faster Research: accelerate research, experimentation, and innovation
  • Better Decisions: data/informatics, visualization, and support for analytically rigorous technical, business, and operations decisions
  • Streamline Transitions: smooth entry for concepts, experiments, and demonstrations, seamless transfer of research products to acquisition/development agencies
  • Reduce Toil: flexible and responsive business and operations
  • Delivery of Digital and IT solutions


Innovation areas that shape our lines of effort and future investments include:

  • Data
  • Modeling/Analysis
  • Collaborative Tools (worldwide partners and stakeholders)
  • Infrastructure (networks, optimized clouds, high-performance computing, quantum)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Architecture and Services
  • Generative and Predictive Artificial Intelligence


In accordance with Part 10 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the AFRL DCD Integration and Operations Division (AFRL/IZO) is conducting market research to maintain market awareness as related to the acquisition of advanced information technology (IT) related talent, products, and services.

Review the AFRL DCD digital and IT RFI.

Source: SAM

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