Air Force Chief of Staff visits 548th ISR Group

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein meets with 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Airmen in the unit's local AFwerX innovation accelerator during a site visit Nov. 30, 2017, to Beale Air Force Base, California.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein meets with 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Airmen in the unit's local AFwerX innovation accelerator during a site visit Nov. 30, 2017, to Beale Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt Schelli Jones)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein meet with 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Airmen Nov. 30, 2017, in the unit's local AFwerX innovation accelerator at Beale Air Force Base, California.

 

During the site visit, Goldfein was briefed by Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, 9th Intelligence Squadron superintendent, about the 480th ISR Wing's recent collaboration with industry partners to rapidly field technology solutions to accomplish the ISR mission.

 

The general also received a first-hand look at how these partnerships have helped to advance education and training, artificial intelligence and local software development to enhance mission readiness.

 

AFwerX, which launched in July, opens Air Force doors to highly innovative problem solvers in ways that strip out bureaucracy, and the AFwerX technology accelerator focuses on developing better relationships with commercially viable startup companies with dual-purpose technologies. 

 

The accelerator revolves around the application of autonomous technologies, to include the ability to detect, track, identify, characterize, attribute and mitigate autonomous technologies.

 

For more on AFwerX and the technology accelerator, read the articles posted under Related Links.