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The AIRC Publishes an Outline to Driving Innovation Across the Entire Defense Acquisition System

Apr 12, 2022

The AIRC is the premier organization, represented by a national network of expertise spanning academia, government, and industry, housed within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, delivering innovative research and opportunities to transform enduring challenges in defense acquisition policies, practices, education, and training. 

The AIRC Defense Data Grand Prix Announces Heat 1 Winners

Feb 28, 2022

Heat 1 of the Defense Data Grand Prix concluded with an award ceremony on February 14, 2022. Sponsored by the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC), the Grand Prix is designed to encourage and leverage innovation of faculty and students while engaging them on practical DoD acquisition problems.

Dr. McBride Appointed as New Director of the Acquisition Innovation Research Center

Jan 25, 2022

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) announced Dr. Dennis K. McBride as the new government Director of the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC).

Happy Holidays from the AIRC

Dec 22, 2021

In observance of winter holidays, our offices will be closed from Thursday, December 23rd through Monday, January 3rd. We wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday!

First AIRC Sponsor Research Review

Nov 9, 2021

November 2nd marked the first annual AIRC Sponsor Research Review, held as a hybrid event in Washington, DC. The program focused on the context of modern acquisition, early AIRC research results around innovation in acquisition, and demonstrations of modeling and simulation for acquisition.

Career Opportunities

Sep 24, 2021

The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) at Stevens Institute of Technology is seeking highly motivated individuals to join its research team.

Inaugural AIRC Incubator Awards

Aug 26, 2021

The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) is pleased to announce that eight proposals were selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) for Phase I of its inaugural Incubator Awards.

Dr. Antón Serves on Committee to Produce Study on Data Science and Defense Acquisition Innovation

May 27, 2021

Dr. Philip S. Antón, Recently Appointed AIRC Chief Scientist, Serves on Committee to Produce Study on Data Science and Defense Acquisition Innovation

Spring Kick-off of the Inaugural Acquisition Innovation Forum

May 5, 2021

On April 6-7, the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) hosted its inaugural Acquisition Innovation Forum, an online event attended by thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners in government, academia, and industry.

Government Assignment Opportunity: Director of Acquisition Innovation Research Center

Mar. 17, 2021

In support of the Department of Defense, we would like to call your attention to the following unique opportunity for you or your faculty and staff.

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment is looking for candidates to serve as the Director of the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) in an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) capacity.

U.S. Department of Defense Taps Stevens Institute of Technology to Improve Defense Acquisition System

Nov. 30, 2021

New center led by Stevens will support the transformation of the defense acquisition system to help the DoD respond to the rapid technological advancements critical to today’s warfighter