“We’re essentially replicating a structure that has proven successful in the commercial sector and applying it to the Air Force and building upon the foundation set by our peers at Kessel Run. What previously worked just isn’t cutting it any more – we’ve got to be faster and more efficient,” said Richard Aldridge, Program Executive Officer Business & Enterprise Systems. “Launching BESPIN has reimagined our view on software acquisition and the way we solve problems. We’re confident that the brightest minds in the creation of business software and mobile solutions will be attracted to serving our country by solving some of the most pressing issues that the Air Force faces today.”
Not only will BESPIN have significant implications for the Air Force, the connection with TechMGM and Fearless will strengthen the community in several ways. Through partnerships with TechMGM and other key area resources within the Montgomery’s unique tech ecosystem, BESPIN seeks to support the city’s infrastructure to eventually lead to lasting change in the region.
“Montgomery prioritizes military missions, so we are honored to host this important project for the Air Force to advance their efforts in creating solutions for our nation,” said Willie Durham, Chairman of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. “The chamber supports any type of partnership that advances the military because it is not only good for our country, but also for our community. Initiatives like BESPIN allow our region to attract and retain talent, spark new businesses and create a cycle of economic development that will have lasting effects in Montgomery for years to come.”
“Fearless is excited to partner with USAF, TechMGM, and the City of Montgomery at large to support in the growth of the local tech ecosystem. The BESPIN and TechMGM visions align well with our mission to build software with a soul, and to see a world where good software powers things that matter,” said Delali Dzirasa, President of Fearless.
For more information about TechMGM initiatives, visit https://techmgm.com.
TechMGM is a collaboration of local industry, educational and government entities working together to connect and leverage Montgomery, Alabama’s unique technology related assets. This initiative is designed to maximize the community’s diverse technology talent pipeline and promote the city as an emerging and innovative technology hub to enhance the workforce and grow the regional economy. Montgomery’s unique combination of partners have invested in critical tech infrastructure, including contributions from federal, state and local government, educational institutions and the local business community’s large corporations and small and non-traditional businesses. These collaborations have led to the development of the powerful Montgomery Internet Exchange (MGMix) and the implementation of fiber infrastructure throughout the city that will lead to even more smart city-based initiatives.
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