Harnessing the Digital Age

Air Combat Command announced Monday that it is launching a campaign in the coming weeks called “IGNITE ACC” to fundamentally change the way in which the command does business and evolve it to a knowledge-based organization. In a memo to ACC’s airmen, Gen. John Corley, head of the command, said the idea is to exploit the knowledge and experience of young enlisted members, noncommissioned officers, officers, civilians, and contractors who were born into the digital age. He wrote that the command wants to “ignite a new collaborative culture that will flatten our organization, increase efficiency, infuse your thinking, and accelerate the speed and quality of decisions we make to achieve ACC goals and objectives.” Corley said “there is no alternative” to doing this if the command wishes to remain relevant in ever-changing and complex security environment. IGNITE ACC’s rollout will occur in three phases: awareness, launch, and adoption.