Grand Opening of the Center for Defense Innovation at Capital Factory

TDIF Founders attended the Center for Defense Innovation VIP Grand Opening at Capital Factory on Thursday February 21 in Austin, TX. Hosted by Josh Baer (CEO, Capital Factory), remarks were given by Gen. John “Mike” Murray, Commanding General of Army Futures Command; Senator John Cornyn, United States Senator from Texas; and Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Speaker…

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FUTURES COMMAND IS ABOUT PROCESS, NOT PRODUCTS

I remember the first time I understood how different the future of warfare would be. I was at the National Training Center in 2014, where I worked in Operations Group as a brigade staff trainer, listening to (now retired) GEN David Perkins outline the new Army Operating Concept. The Army, GEN Perkins argued, had to shift…

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WHAT IS ARMY APPLICATIONS LAB?

One of the novel (and therefore least understood) organizations formed under the recently activated Army Futures Command is the Army Applications Lab (AAL).  For this inaugural series of posts in the TDIF blog, I thought it fitting to discuss this startup-within-a-startup, representing a unique intersection of Army and Austin “AAL is the Army’s proponent for disruptive technology,”…

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