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Space Force Guardians to Receive Generative AI-Enhanced ChatOps Tool From Velocity Explorations and Mattermost

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Velocity Explorations, Inc.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - eTradeWire -- Velocity Explorations, Inc. announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Direct to Phase II in the amount of $1,230,000 focused on designing and delivering an LLM-enabled Mattermost environment to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on Feb 7, 2024, Velocity will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

"Velocity is proud to lead an innovative endeavor with AFWERX, aimed at revolutionizing Department of the Air Force (DAF) communications through an LLM-enabled Mattermost environment, significantly enhancing ChatOps within DoD operations. This initiative is set to embed generative AI into warfighter workflows, improving operational efficiency, decision-making, and real-time tactical outcomes. Our focus extends beyond mere technological advancement; we are dedicated to implementing this cutting-edge technology responsibly and ethically, ensuring it meets the rigorous demands of security, accuracy, and reliability critical in defense settings. This project underscores our commitment to providing advanced, secure solutions that strengthen the strategic capabilities of the United States' defense operations."

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About Velocity Explorations, Inc.
Velocity is a leader in user-centered consulting, dedicated to enhancing products, teams, and organizations with a data-driven and human-centric approach. Our expertise in UX/UI design, ethnographic research, product strategy, and iterative development empowers us to develop and implement impactful solutions. Complemented by our robust team services, including innovation workshops, stakeholder engagement, and design thinking, we excel in crafting tailored strategies that foster cross-functional collaboration and integrated roadmap development. Kinetic, our enhanced Mattermost environment, provides a streamlined experience with added usability, security, and Generative AI capabilities. At Velocity, we're innovators and problem-solvers committed to accelerating innovation through discovery, disruption, and delivery. For more information, visit velocityexplorations.com.

About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit afresearchlab.com.

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As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 new contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit: afwerx.com.

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