The Science & Technology 2030 Initiative
In September 2017, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson launched an initiative to update the Air Force’s science and technology strategy. Over the course of a year, the Air Force listened and learned from the scientific community, higher education and business professionals through a series of conversations and outreach events.
In April 2019, Secretary Wilson unveiled the new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies. The 32-page report is a blueprint for the next decade and beyond. The strategy includes an array of changes allowing the Air Force to maximize – and expand – its technological advantage in the new era of peer-to-peer threats. Through sustained commitment to implementing the goals of this strategy, the Air Force will position itself to deliver disruptive innovations to the joint warfighter.