The Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC) was created by Secretary Wilson and General Goldfein to look across the Air Force's diverse warfighting portfolio and drive enterprise-wide solutions to complex issues. Guided by the National Defense Strategy, AFWIC’s efforts and initiatives enable the Air and Space Forces to rapidly identify key areas for investment in new capabilities that build the foundation for a Joint Force that is able to conduct true multi-domain operations, even in the most difficult scenarios. Multi-domain operations create multiple and simultaneous dilemmas for adversary forces, overwhelming their ability to respond coherently. To make the Joint Force successful, the Air and Space Forces will create windows of superiority in air, space, and cyberspace, then converge on the most important targets at speed and scale.
Through a process of innovative exploration, concept development and enterprise-wide integration across core functions, AFWIC produces future force design and capability development guidance to synchronize acquisition, planning, and programming. AFWIC bridges the gap between Strategy and Planning by providing a future force design relevant to the threat, strategy, and need to develop new ways of operating as a joint force. A changing world demands a different approach; AFWIC is that difference.
AFWIC seeks to drive enterprise-wide integration and future force design that enables the Air Force to rapidly transition into a networked, multi-domain 21st century force.
AFWIC is tasked to develop total force, multi-domain operating concepts to implement the National Defense Strategy and drive integration through centralized enterprise design and capability planning. AFWIC identifies prioritized ways and means to guide resourcing priorities improving Air Force lethality that enhance the joint and coalition fight.
"It became clear that we were organized to perpetuate, not innovate. So we stood up an organization called the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability. And they became the lead for integrating and designing the blueprint of a future Air Force."
General David L. Goldfein
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force
Air Force Association Conference (2019)
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