Project Failures

Win(s) of the Week


Rome Labs awarded $2M to selected members of the SOSSEC Other Transaction Authority (OTA) consortium as part of the first of many rapid, iterative prototype projects within the "Resilient Embedded GPS/INS" (R-EGI) initiative. R-EGI is a lightship for OTI's Open System Acquisition model!
The Vehicle-to-Grid program at Joint Base Andrews successfully passed all 3 tests to enter the PJM ancillary services market!
Air Force Launches Space Consortium RFI That Puts Startups to Work On Prototypes on 17 Oct 2016!
Successfully conducted Air Force Innovation Forum with Non-Traditional Companies in San Jose CA 17 Oct 2016!
Successfully conducted OTA Presentation at AFLCMC Workforce Development, Dayton OH on 26 Oct 2016!
Successfully conducted Acquisition Innovation Series VIII briefing at Pentagon VA!
OTI Says Goodbye to Dr. Gorguinpour, Ms. Jackson and Mr. Robles. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and accomplishments. Best wishes in your future endeavors. Vayan con Dios Amigos!
AFLCMC/LPAB, WPAFB OH, issued RFI for OTA Consortium for Military Aircraft Propulsion Consistent with OTI's "Adaptive Acquisition" Process!

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  • 28 Jul - DSCA Security Cooperation Industry Group (SCIG) (FMS Efficiencies)
  • 12/13 Aug - CEO-PEO Roundtable
  • 14-16 Sep - AFA Symposium
  • 22 Sep - Acquisition Wargaming RFI responses due
  • 30 Sep - Round 4 of BTCC Initiatives
  • 06 Oct - DoD-Industry Partnership Forum
  • 15/16 Oct - 2015 AIA/NDIA Technical Data Rights Forum & Workshop - Agendas - (FMS Efficiencies)
  • 20 Oct - DSCA SCIG - Agenda  (FMS Efficiencies) 
  • 3 Nov - Dr. Gorguinpour speaking at the National Press Club event Security Innovation Network (SINET) Showcase 2015
  • 18 Nov - Non-DOD Military Aircraft USAF Airworthiness Industry Day Air Force's NDMA Airworthiness (AW) Accreditation Process
  • 4/5 Feb - PEO/CEO Roundtable
  • 24-26 Feb - AFA 2016 Air Warfare Symposium & Technology Exposition 
  • 15 Mar - B-52 Re-engining RFI Responses Due
  • 23 Mar - BTCC Services Forum
  • 13 Apr - Dr. Gorguinpour Speaking at UC Berkeley/UCSF
  • 20 Apr - AIA IP Forum
  • 22 Apr - USAF Innovation Forum (Boston, MA)
  • 10 May - DAU Talk at WPAFB
  • 13 May - Magazine Day
  • 19 May - AFCEA/GMU Symposium
  • 20 May - Col Schuman's Retirement Luncheon
  • 24 May - OTA Training, Warner-Robins AFB
  • 25 May - OTA Training, San Antonio TX
  • 1 Jun - AI Forum, New York
  • 3 Jun - The Evolving Defense/Industry Partnership, D.C.
  • 7 Jun - DSCA SCIG, Rosslyn VA
  • 10 Jun - Defense One Tech Summit, D.C.
  • 16 Jun - NDIA, Advancing National Security Innovation, Boston MA
  • 21 Jun - Grid Edge World Forum, San Jose CA
  • 30 Jun - 2nd Acquisition Innovation Series briefing at Pentagon VA
  • 11 Jul - GreenGov Fleet Dialog, D.C.
  • 12 Jul - Cyber S&T Interchange Group Meeting, Arlington VA
  • 14 Jul - NDU, Exploring Cyberspace through Engaging Thought, D.C.
  • 19 Jul - BENS Workshop, D.C.
  • 22 Jul - Joint Space Cost Council, Falls Church, VA
  • 09 Aug - Energy Exchange "Southern Pilot Panel Discussion", Providence, RI
  • 16-17 Aug - PEO/CEO Roundtable, Andrews AFB MD
  • 18 Aug - Sixth Acquisition Innovation Series Briefing, Pentagon VA
  • 24-26 Aug - Space Contracting Executive Forum, Los Angeles AFB CA
  • 31 Aug - OTI Office Open House, Pentagon VA
  • 07 Sep - NDU OTA Training, Ft McNair DC
  • 07 Sep - Acquisition Innovation Series Briefings VII, Pentagon VA
  • 08 Sep - GreenGov Forum, Washington D.C.
  • 13 Sep - DSCA SCIG, Rosslyn VA
  • 15 Sep - ACT-IAC Cognitive Computing/AI/Machine Learning Working Group
  • 20 Sep - AFA Air, Space & Cyber Conference, BTCC Roundtable, National Harbor MD
  • 27 Sep - Acquisition Innovation Series VII, Part II, Pentagon VA
  • 04 Oct - OTA Training, Los Angeles AFB CA
  • 12 Oct - OTA Presentation at PSC, Arlington VA
  • 17 Oct - AF Innovation Forum with Non-Traditional Companies, San Jose CA
  • 26 Oct - OTA Presentation at AFLCMC Workforce Development, WPAFB OH
  • 2 - 3 Nov - OSD OTA Workshop, Parsippany NJ
  • 13 Dec - NDIA, SAF/AQ-OTI and AFTC sponsored Digital Thread/Digital Twin Concept Workshop, Arlington VA
  • 15 Dec - DSCA SCIG 4Qtr CY2016, Rosslyn VA
  • 12 Jan - Acquisition Innovation Series Briefings VIII, Special Guest Speaker Honorable Mr. Robert Hale, Pentagon VA
  • 1-3 Mar - AFA Symposium, Orlando FL
  • 27 - 31 Mar - EFB Plug-Test, Hanscom AFB MA
  • 28 Mar - DSCA SCIG 1Qtr CY2017, Arlington VA

  • Apr - None

Who We Are


United States Air Force

Office of Transformational Innovation

 

Director
Mr. Jimmie D. Schuman

       

Deputy Director
Vacant

SAF/AQ OTI STAFF 

Col Jody Merritt -
Projects:  BTCC for Space

Maj Jake Bowen -
Projects:  Plug-in Electric Vehicles, AQ' Cognitive Computing, Air Force Tech Challenge 

Mr. Chris Gunderson -
Projects: 
Open Systems Acquisition, Adaptive Acquisition, Evaluating ValueOther Transaction Authority

Vacant -
Projects: Legal/Legislative Support, Intellectual Property Forum/Patent Issues

Mr. Paul Meckel -
Projects:  Digital Wind

Mr. Rafael Morales -
Projects: 
Acquisition Wargaming, FMS Efficiencies, IT Business Analytics and Vendor Management, Commercial Best Practices

Mr. Dave Morgan -
Projects:  Airworthiness,
Cost Capability Analysis (CCA) - Industry Engagement, Financing for the Future: B-52 Re-Engining

Vacant -
Projects: 
Private Sector Engagement

Mr. Bob Steinhagen -
Projects:  Best Practices, Meaningful Discussions, BTCC Services

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