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AFIMSC Innovation Office
Idea to Innovation to Implementation

Taking innovative ideas from the drawing board to implementation. That’s the goal of AFIMSC’s Innovation Office. The office stood up Nov. 26, 2018, to solve complex challenges facing installation and mission support operations. It represents the next level of AFIMSC’s evolution as the innovation center for the I&MS community.

Since AFIMSC stood up in 2015, the Center’s Warfighters have had a keen focus on developing innovative solutions to deliver more efficient and effective Agile Combat Support programs. The stand-up of the innovation office and its full time staff of three provides a central I&MS hub where creative ideas submitted from anywhere in the Air Force get quick vetting and action toward implementation if they can deliver faster, leaner and more lethal operations. 

The office is located in the Expeditionary Support Directorate, which is at the forefront of I&MS innovations with the Installation Health Assessment, Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference, and Combat Support Wing proof of concept, to name a few.

The AFIMSC Innovation Office will be hosting a series of campaigns in 2019 to give military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to fund their ideas and partner with innovation experts. The office kicks off its second annual Innovation Rodeo with a call-for-topics campaign, open Nov. 1 - Dec. 15. The competition calls for Airmen to submit their ideas though the online Ideascale platform at: 

https://usaf.ideascalegov.com/a/ideas/recent/campaigns/100.