The 9th Intelligence Squadron hosted a four-person team from Stanford University’s Hacking 4 Defense class, Apr. 20, 2018. The non-profit organization, H4D’s purpose is to generate problem-solving cooperation between academia and the Department of Defense. This specific team’s goal is to help the Air Force through the continuous improvement processes associated with the conversion of traditional film for use on a digital platform associated with the aerial imagery process, exploitation and dissemination from the Optical Bar Camera that flies on the U-2 aircraft.
Members of the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group were asked to attend the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) meeting in Mountain View, California on 11 July, 2018.
“DIB is a huge networking opportunity, as well as a chance to interact and influence the direction of innovation at the strategic level in not only the Air Force, but the whole Department of Defense,” said Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Phillips, 9th Intelligence Squadron superintendent.
Airmen from the 9th Intelligence Squadron are working with Stanford University students to gather ideas on how to make the Optical Bar Camera mission more effective. Hacking for Defense, a non-profit organization working to generate problem solving cooperation between academia industry and Department of Defense, introduced a problem-solving methodology. Working to solve national defense challenges, H4D pairs Stanford students with partners in the DOD…
More than two dozen Airmen walked into the conference room and were greeted by their instructors-- three Stanford University Design School professors. In eager anticipation, they took their seats at various tables. Each table had an assortment of scratch paper, sticky notes, pens and pencils—essentials for brainstorming and creative thinking.