SECAF Remarks on Science & Technology Strategy

Secretary Wilson remarks on the Air Force Science & Technology Strategy at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida.

“We’ve been working on a new science and technology strategy and it’s almost done. Instead of looking at where potential adversaries are heading, or coming up with the same list of technologies that we’ve come up with to research over the last 20 years, the Air Force Science and Technology strategy will seek to predict where adversaries cannot easily go and ensure that the Air Force gets there first. We will focus on advancing technology solutions along five strategic capabilities. To move the Air Force from a current force challenged by increasingly sophisticated adversaries to a force that dominates time, space and complexity in future conflict.

Global persistent awareness, resilient information sharing, rapid effective decision making, complexity, unpredictability in mass, speed and reach of disruption and lethality – those concepts must drive our research as they drive our way to fight. We must think and innovate faster across these capabilities to create multiple dilemmas for our adversaries.”