Air Force Space Situational Awareness
Technical Report,19 Jun 2017,23 Jun 2017
AF CyberWorx USAF Academy United States
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Air Force CyberWorx offers facilitated design thinking sessions that bring stakeholders, industry and academic experts together to develop solutions to hard problems. These sessions are tailored to best meet AF needs with differing lengths based on time sensitivity and CyberWorx capacity. For the Space Situational Awareness SSA Design Sprint, CyberWorx brought together 24 participants from numerous Air Force units, academia, and industry partners to rethink how the Air Force might best exploit commercial, academic, and foreign SSA data to improve space outcomes.The following summary of benefits was developed over the course of the sprintThe stand-up of BINGOs will bust the current SSA paradigms allowing the AF unprecedented access to SSA data. By doing so, non-traditional data acquisition is freed from stringent AF SSA policy. Most importantly, this concept requires the AF to stop providing data for free and allows the AF to provide greater focus on DoDUSG mission assets. Facilitating this paradigm change is the need to reassess the policy governing the acknowledgement of certain space assets. In order to insure the best SSA data possible the AF must adjust policy to allow greater disclosure of government assets to ensure traditional and non-traditional SSA data sources have a complete picture RSOs. Data access and agility play an integral role in enhancing SSA data sets. Standardization is the key. The AF needs to define initial interfaces allowing the integration of data sets from the BINGOs.To reach full agility, the AF must move to a DevOps model with the use of 3400 funds. Todays cyber domain is far more agile than current government funding cycles. The AF must adopt ways to mirror commercial sectors where development and operations occur in a seamless environment providing critical agile enhancements to mission systems.