Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Building software is hard. Doing it in the DoD is even harder. How have the Army, Navy, and Air Force figured out how to deliver outcomes in their software development organizations? The answers will surprise you. Join this session to learn more!
Continuous Delivery (CD) is the ability to get software into production, or into the hands of users, safely and quickly in a sustainable way. CD is critical to driving outcomes in software development organizations and making sure they deliver software rather than promises. Learn how adopting CD has allowed DoD software development organizations to deliver outcomes rather than innovation theater.
The DoD acquisition enterprise can be challenging to navigate. Software intensive efforts in the Air Force, Army, and Navy are leveraging commercial technologies and agile methodology to more rapidly deliver new capabilities to the warfighter. This panel will include speakers from the Air Force's Kessel Run, Army Software Factory and Navy Black Pearl software practice for a discussion of how each approaches innovation and engagement with industry. This session will provide insight into key focus areas and recommendations for successful collaboration between Government and Industry.
Competition with near-peer competitors in the future operating environment will require Soldiers to scope and implement software-based solutions at the edges of the battlefield without connectivity or assistance from centralized support. This capability will not only empower units to act faster but to also mitigate unforeseen risk inherent in combat operations. Our mission requires that our Soldiers are fully prepared to win on any future battlefield. Learn how the Army is prepared to fulfill its mission by building an organic software development capability within the Army.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Not your typical laboratory, but just as cool in what is created within! The Army Applications Laboratory exists to implement new ways for the Army and industry to work together. Our services often take place behind the scenes to make things possible. We show Army problem owners how to apply and adopt these new ways of working and connect them with commercial solvers. And we make sure people from industry have the access, transparency, and capital to scale their solutions into the Army. Join us for an exciting day to learn more on what AAL is all about!
Let's chat it up on the path to success! Need a map? AAL has you covered! Join this exciting discussion that features representatives from AAL, a startup and a prime as they discuss how companies can navigate two pools of funding, two distinctive customer groups, and two different markets while maintaining the ability to innovate.
Knock-knock. Who's there? You, if you want to know the latest scoop on what the Army has been doing! Join AAL and defense-focused venture groups for a discussion of open and upcoming AAL topics, the Army's priorities, and how to use the Army's resources and interest in technology to grow your business.
In 2018, the US Army launched the Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) as an innovation unit embedded within Army Futures Command. Its goal: Foster opportunities to work with untapped companies that could bring dual-use technology and novel ideas to Army modernization. Join this session to hear AAL's new director, COL Jay Wisham, discuss his observations of the defense innovation space, share what the team has achieved to date, and explain the organization's vision for the future as it works to make the Army a better business partner for small- and mid-sized companies.
Understanding contracts can be tough but not if you join this session! You'll get a first row seat on how to crack the code. Hear representatives from the National Contract Management Association and AAL discuss how they are working to level the playing field for companies and move contracts and capital at business speed.
Do you have burning questions you've been itching to get answered? Well, AAL has you covered! Fret no more. Join this session as the the Corporate Ventures group fields questions about ... anything! Come prepared with your questions and the Corporate Ventures group will be ready to answer them all!
Tech for Tomorrow’s Battlefield: How does your tech fit into the Army’s plans for the future?
Army futurists and scientists work in concert to shape how concepts about the future of warfare drive the requirements that determine priority acquisition programs. How does a company with great technology find its way into this process? How do Army efforts to evolve how the Army buys technology influence a company’s journey? What are the technology areas the Army is focused on for the near future? And what are the technologies that will dominate the battlefields of the tomorrow after next? BG Stephanie Ahern (Director of Concepts, Army Futures Command) leads an informative and entertaining discussion with scientists, futurists, buyers, and Army Applications Laboratory -- Army Futures Command’s innovation arm.