How might we facilitate the development of an overarching acquisition and sustainment digital data strategy that allows for a secure and scalable cloud hybrid data environment?


The Department of the Air Force’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is seeking companies with innovative methodologies/technologies that will accelerate development of cloud hybrid data architectures and/or facilitate the development of an overarching data strategy for the enterprise while ensuring the movement of the data happens for Air Force users in real time, near-real time. The capability envisioned is an open architecture services platform which enables plug-and-play digital functionality including increased efficiency during the product development process, support for distributed teams working on common engineering objectives, and support for an online community of users sharing data and models and building software tools.

The DTO seeks digital transformation technologies to develop, demonstrate and validate advanced digital engineering and digital manufacturing tools to accelerate their adoption and implementation of data strategies within the Air Force enterprise. The disparate way data is currently being delivered is not keeping pace with tactical timelines of the threat. The desired end state is a collaborative, integrated digital environment that guides, orchestrates, and delivers the means for everyone across the enterprise to access the data, functions, and elements needed to do his or her job in a purely digital manner.

The Ogden Catalyst Accelerator team invites early-stage companies with innovative technologies pertaining to this call to apply for the inaugural cohort focused on Digital Data Strategies.

Topics of Interest

The ability to facilitate and/or create the following:

    • Overarching Air Force Acquisition Data Strategy
    • Data Integration
    • Data Governance
    • Data Strategy Training
    • Data Strategy Frameworks
    • Data Strategy Success metrics
    • Trusted access to common data storage
    • Management of data resources across the architecture
    • Data visualization and data-based/model-based decision making

Key Activities

February 14th, 2022

Applications Open

February 24th, 2022

Ask Me Anything Session

1:00 – 2:00 PM EST

March 7th, 2022

Applications Close

March 22nd-24th, 2022

Applicant Pitch Days

May 2nd, 2022


July 27th, 2022

Demo Day

July 28th, 2022

Final Day


Awayr A.I. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) combines expertise in machine learning, human factors and cyber security, to solve difficult problems at the frontier of human machine interaction, cyber security and human machine interface design and optimization. For human machine interface design and performance, they provide quantitative analysis of operator efficiency and quality of operator – HMI interaction. For HMI design and optimization, they develop predictive AI that can run simulations for operator – interface interaction, to understand the efficacy of designs and updates prior to fielding. In their cyber division, they are working with NIST to implement a new standard in security awareness testing and training, with implications for the implementation of CMMC.

Embeddetech, Inc. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Virtuoso and Montage provide no-code and digital economy infrastructure, respectively, creating a momentous leap forward in composable software development workflows. These platforms provide superior benefits to a wide range of diverse markets and technology categories, including modeling & simulation, digital twin, digital transformation, DevSecOps, RPA, IoT and Enterprise Integration, and much more. Virtuoso and Montage create a completely new paradigm for how software solutions with complex requirements can be effortlessly composed.

GridRaster Inc. (Mountain View, California) is building the most advanced open, modular, scalable, vendor agnostic cloud based XR infrastructure for ultra-realistic simulations and training on commercially available devices. It combines the best of gaming technologies/concepts with traditional simulator capabilities in XR by leveraging distributed cloud computing, 3D Artificial intelligence and DevSecOps based agile deployment and operation to deliver a ubiquitous, on-demand and immersive training system for agile joint multi-mission aviation operations.

Improbable LLC (Arlington, Virginia) brings clarity to complexity for customers harnessing the growing power of synthetic environments. Their world-class team of experts and software platform is expanding the performance envelope for commercial games made in the US, UK and Canada, and synthetic environments for the US and UK government. Built from the ground up with open standards and supported by an ecosystem of partners from across industry and academia, it’s a more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective way to build and operate the synthetic solutions of the future.

ISSAC Corp (Colorado Springs, Colorado) is focused on finding the hidden stories in complex datasets and creating automation to allow analyst to optimize the use of streaming and historic data. ISSAC provides advanced system of systems engineering solutions and are developing a life cycle Digital Engineering tool to enable data sharing and engineering design refinement for the entirety of a platforms life cycle. In addition, their modular approach to Artificial Intelligence solutions enables rapid workflow tailoring, customer flexibility as needs evolves, and a smart process for advancing the art of knowledge discovery as technology advances.

Kayhan Space Corp (Boulder, Colorado) is a software analytics platform focused on satellite conjunction assessment, collision avoidance, and space object tracking and navigation. Kayhan brings together an incredible team of astrodynamics and software engineers with many years of experience supporting NASA and JPL missions, as well as building enterprise software. They also bring automation to an otherwise manual and time-consuming process. By doing so, they save time and money for satellite operators, and most importantly ensure mission safety.

Synaptech (Colorado Springs, Colorado) has quickly become a leading small business provider of modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A) expertise and a developer of innovative software and analytical solutions for the Space Defense Industry. Synaptech operates with speed and agility to quickly integrate people, processes, and technologies to solve their customer’s most challenging problems on an operationally relevant timeline. Synaptech’s multi-disciplinary team of engineers, scientists, analysts, mathematicians, and designers are committed to protecting the freedom that our nation enjoys and creating a better tomorrow for future generations. 

Vermeer (Jackson Heights, New York) specializes in a leading-edge suite of AR mission planning tools and autonomous sUAS mission execution for both DoD and commercial customers. From their expertise from years of piloting drones on the sets of blockbuster Hollywood films, they built Vermeer as an internal tool for pre-mission planning and visualization. Today, Vermeer is capable of integrating into any autonomous platform, from sUAS to satellites.

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