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New funds used to create Human-Centered Data Analytics Environment

December 21, 2018 / Bryan Ripple

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are utilizing a new funding authority to begin designing and building a Human-Centered Data Analytics Environment that will help them store and operationalize huge amounts of both research and operational data. The volume of data collected during Air Force research endeavors and operations is vast, and human analysis alone is too slow to achieve the decision speed required to win in the information age of warfare. In February, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced that Air Force units would receive a new funding authority to accelerate implementation of the National Defense Strategy, with the funds being used for Airmen-led innovations that increase readiness, reduce cost, return time back to Airmen or enhance lethality of the force, according to an Air Force news story.