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DoD Taps Red Hat To Improve Squadron Operations


The United States Department of Defense (DoD) partnered with Red Hat to help improve aircraft and pilot scheduling for United States Marine Corps (USMC), United States Navy (USN) and United States Air Force (USAF) aircrews.

The project team engaged with Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to identify unaddressed roadblocks and gained new skills to build the right solution, a digital “Puckboard” application, for their scheduling challenge. Besides modern development practices, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs also helped provide strategies for more effective application development within the associated USAF, USN and USMC groups.

With the digital “Puckboard” application in development, the project team now hopes to be able to more effectively capture data that was previously disparate or not captured at all (like on a puck or whiteboard).

By enabling a digital transformation of the manual flight scheduling process, the USMC, USN and USAF hope to add AI and ML predictive capabilities to the solution, providing even more efficiency to the process.