ABOUT US

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As the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and powered by the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX accelerates agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airman and Guardian talent.

The three core arms of AFWERX - AFVentures, Spark and Prime - serve to expand the defense industrial base for advanced technologies, empower Airmen and Guardian talent, and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. 

AFWERX teams internationally across academia, industry and government to develop technology, expand talent, and transition dual-use capabilities. 


Our main goals:

  • Unleash Airmen and Guardian potential to create a thriving, productive, and enduring innovation ecosystem in the Department of the Air Force.
  • Solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the service by enabling thoughtful, deliberate, ground-up innovation.

Key Lines of Efforts include but are not limited to:

Colonel Nathan P. Diller, Director of AFWERX

Col Nathan P. Diller is the Director of AFWERX. As Director, he leads a team that is unrelenting in their pursuit to unleash Airmen and Guardian potential and to create a thriving, productive, and enduring innovation ecosystem in the Department of the Air Force.

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