Air Force to hold Technical Information Exchange
On January 10, the U.S. Air Force posted information about its 2019 ACC Technical Information Exchange (TIE) events. Responses are due by COB on January 25.
Headquarters Air Combat Command (HQ ACC) senior leaders seek discussions with industry, academia, and other government organizations to explore emerging technologies with potential applications to combat airpower. While not a request for contractual offers or proposals, these Technical Information Exchange (TIE) discussions may offer organizations currently conducting Independent Research & Development (IR&D) activities the opportunity to exchange insights with Air Force senior leaders and better focus organizational efforts toward Air Force air combat needs in a mutually beneficial manner.
The intent of a TIE event is to focus senior-level discussions on IR&D projects or efforts that may prove useful in the employment of combat airpower while also affording participants the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the combat air forces’ near-, mid-, and far-term capability needs. Successful TIEs generate and sustain an ongoing dialogue on emerging technologies relevant to the ACC core functions between ACC leaders and senior-level participants from industry, academia, FFRDCs, intra-governmental organizations and others. TIEs also provide preliminary opportunities for information exchanges in science, technology and innovation on the participant’s current projects that may have the potential to bring advanced capability to warfighters.
A general officer or civilian equivalent from the Directorate of Plans, Programs and Requirements (ACC/A5/8/9) will host each TIE session. ACC is the primary provider of air combat forces to America’s warfighting commanders and the directorate champions the capability needs for six of the twelve Air Force Core Functions: Air Superiority (AS); Command and Control (C2); Cyberspace Superiority (Cyber); Global Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (GIISR); Global Precision Attack (GPA); and Personnel Recovery (PR).
Full information is available here.