RAPIDx is a decentralized network of collaborative contracting cells across the Air Force that specialize in sustaining both innovation and emergent technologies. Our mission is to achieve unity of effort between internally relevant procurement professionals and externally relevant solutions that immediately bolster business agility across a broader DoD and economic spectrum.
Background: This all started as a question: How can we get contracts to small emerging technology firms in a quick fashion? We believe the key is allowing our grassroots experts to identify and employ collaborative mobile software applications, data analysis applications and techniques, business process automation, and targeted education/development in relevant economic defense and industrial sector intelligence. These have become key capabilities that will modernize the contracting force to grow and sustain the nation’s Air and Space technology industrial base.
Want to get involved?
- Join our RAPIDx channel on The Innovators chat
- Engage with your local Spark Cell to start a RAPIDx cell
- Check out our contracting resources below
Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPAs)
SBIR Lists (Pitch Videos)
Commercial Solutions Openings (CSO)
AFWERX/AFRL SBIR/STTR Links
RAPiDx Team Point of Contacts (POC)
JORGE L. MANRESA, Lt Col, USAF
Director, 338 SCONS/RAPiDx
Contracting Liaison – AFWERX Austin
JESSICA M. STEINHOFF, Maj, USAF
Flight Chief, Policy & Resource Management
DSN (312) 487-7879 Comm: 210-652-7879
CARRIE D. MARTIN, GS-13, USAF
Section Chief, 82 CONS/PKAA/RAPiDx
DSN: 940-736-1668 Comm: 940-676-1668
STEVEN B. TAYLOR, GS-12, USAF
Team Lead, 82 CONS/PKAA/RAPiDx
DSN: 940-736-1605 Comm: 940-676-1605