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< The Army's First Soldier-Led
Software Factory >

Software Solutions.

By Soldiers. For Soldiers.

Be on the forefront of digital transformation in the Army

Software Developers • UI/UX Designers •

Product Managers • Platform Engineers

Apply Soon for Cohort 5

Applications close Nov 15th

< What we are looking for >

Soldiers and Civilians

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Industry Partners

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Soldier Problem Submission

Nominate or vote for an Army problem needing a software solution

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< About Us >

  • Software Developers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Product Managers
  • Platform Engineers

We solve problems. We design solutions for the end-user. We innovate. We use agile methodology. We are constantly learning.

We are increasing the digital proficiency across the Force and developing modern software solutions for Army problems.

< Our Successes >

Army Software Factory Pilot

Supply Support Activity (SSA) Automation

Problem Statement: Automate manual logistics processes to increase throughput velocity and optimize SSA performance

Team

4 Soldiers & 2 Civilians

Learned agile software development, user-centered design and DevSecOps through 1:1 pairing with industry experts

99 Days to Production

To install and accredit a cloud-based platform and build, deploy, and continuously operate a cloud native app

10 Day Cycle Time

Soldier (end-user) feedback to capability delivery thru application production/build

Results

173% Increase in Picks

Number of picks of marts per minute in the warehouse increased substantially. Leads to faster pacing item fulfillment

12.7 Soldiers Hours

Daily hours saved for the SSA Order Fulfillment which allows for greater inventory velocity for repairable credit.

65% Cost Savings

Optimized cloud development processes to achieve savings with recurring cloud infrastructure costs.

Future

Software Development Team Applications

- Supply Chain Management - Operational Mission Planning - Process Optimization - Data Integration and Analysis -

< A Glimpse Into our Pilot Cohort >

CW2 Mercedes Barrera, software developer

“This is the best program I’ve participated in during my 18 years in the Army. You can effect change in real-time. We were able to make changes for today’s problems instead of just talking about the problems and hoping for a change ten years from now.”

– CW2 Mercedes Barrera, software developer

– Ms. Susan Cranfill, Product Manager

“This pilot was bold and daring and in line with AFC’s mission. I was very excited to be a part of it! It was a very small experiment and it was very successful, even with the curveball of COVID-19. This type of problem-solving will require everyone who participates to embrace change, which will be good for Army personnel across the board as we expand.”

– Ms. Susan Cranfill, Product Manager

< Cohort Member Traits >

YOU WANT TO SOLVE ARMY PROBLEMS

YOU COMMUNICATE CLEARLY

YOU ARE COMMITTED TO LEARNING

YOU ARE DISCIPLINED AND OUTCOME DRIVEN

YOU WANT TO BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF A TEAM