When it comes to telling its troops how to suit up and stay sharp-looking, the Air Force wants to make sure Airmen feel like their perspectives matter.
Service members and civilians can submit their ideas by logging into USAF’s IdeaScale platform, navigating to its homepage, and locating the “Dress and Appearance” tile there, a USAF release stated. New IdeaScale users can sign up for the platform with their Common Access Cards, it noted.
In partnership with AFWERX, Air Force Operational Energy has launched an Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge to solicit ideas on how to optimize aviation fuel for the Air Force, enabling greater combat capability, range and more efficient operations.
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The Mousetrap campaign’s impact extended beyond the confines of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse when Ideascale recognized it in its annual Innovation Management Awards in the category of Best Innovation Engagement Strategy. It made the Cavaliers the first major league sports team to win the award.
“We strive to innovate, and this recognition proves that we are thinking outside the box on ways to engage and ‘find a better way.’”
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been recognized by Ideascale, the leading crowdsourcing and innovation software provider, in their annual Innovation Management Awards in the category of Best Innovation Engagement Strategy. The Cavaliers are the first major league sports team to win the award.
Ask the NASA workforce to stay home and it’s not long before its engineers, developers and other scientists are looking for ways their organization can help during the coronavirus pandemic.
For this particular “[email protected]” call, Administrator Jim Bridenstine challenged the workforce to focus on providing personal protective equipment, developing new ventilation devices and using big data to monitor and track the spread of coronavirus. A team of NASA leaders reviewed the ideas and determined how the agency could scale and expand them, and more than 4,000 employees voted and commented on the submissions, Mangum said.
The Labor Department of Labor said it will host a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an opportunity to offer their perspective as the department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The Labor Department is seeking input by March 29 on how to implement a COVID-19 relief measure, the department said March 23 in an email.
Employers were encouraged to use an online portal, https://ffcra.ideascale.com, to share perspectives on compliance-assistance materials for use in developing guidance, resources, tools, and outreach approaches. The information would help employers and employees understand responsibilities and rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Pub. L. 116-127), which was signed March 18 by President Donald Drumpf.
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Airmen submit their ideas through the Ideascale website, and finalists are chosen to present their ideas to Air Force senior leaders at the Air Warfare Symposium. The finalists compete for the funding, personnel or other necessary resources to implement their ideas.
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