Design | Integrate | Develop | Impact

AFWIC’s focus on design, guided by the National Defense Strategy, enables the Department of the Air Force to rapidly identify areas for new investment in capabilities that will provide the backbone and connective tissue to allow the Joint Force to conduct true multi-domain operations, even in the most difficult scenarios.
AFWIC advocates for better enterprise integration and ensures we are developing and procuring the tools needed to win in a peer fight. With operational specialists from across the Air Force’s core missions and key functions, AFWIC continues to work to establish a greater unity of effort across diverse portfolios to prioritize resources and design an affordable and relevant force for today and the future.
AFWIC develops and refines concepts to ensure the Air Force and joint force is able to fight effectively in the future. These concepts will drive integrated capability development activities, through our ten Cross-Functional Teams to address known capability gaps as well as emerging opportunities across the Air Force enterprise.
The Air Force is redesigning itself to enhance joint integration across all domains to innovate and operate faster and more effectively than any adversary. AFWIC is positioned to guide the evolution and transformation of the Air Force's processes and organizations to meet the challenges of future warfighting.

Organizational Matrix


Gen Hyten on the New American Way of War: All-Domain Operations
Breaking Defense  |  February 18, 2020

Interservice Rivalries: A Force for Good
Defense News  |  January 21, 2020

Russia Deploys Hypersonic Weapon, Potentially Renewing Arms Race
The New York Times  |  December 27, 2019

F-35 Cueing Artillery to Take
Out Air Defense Site During Test
is a Glimpse of the Future

The Drive  |  December 13, 2019

Air Force Aims to Deploy a New
Battlefield Weapon: Faster Communications

The New York Times  |  December 8, 2019


Notes on Designing the
Marine Corps of the Future

War on the Rocks  |  December 5, 2019

The Art of Command,
The Science of AI

Breaking Defense
November 25, 2019

US Air Force to Unveil Fighter Comms Translator, Command and Control App
Air Force Magazine 
November 7, 2019


How the United States Could Lose
A Great-Power War

Foreign Policy
October 29, 2019

Air Force Looks to Network its Way
to 386 Operational Squadrons

Air Force Magazine
September 23, 2019

Air Force CFTs to Spearhead Modernization Priorities
National Defense
August 7, 2019

New Air Force Warfighting Think Tank Gets to Work
National Defense 
January 29, 2019 

Beyond 386 Squadrons: AFWIC's Four Futures for the Air Force
Breaking Defense 
December 19, 2018