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Doolittle Institute, AFLCMC win Small Team of the Quarter for Hypersonics Pitch Day

Niceville, FL (4 February 2020) – The Doolittle Institute-AFLCMC team won Best Small Team of the Quarter from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Armament Directorate for the inaugural U.S. Air Force Hypersonics Pitch Day.

The AFLCMC Armament Directorate selects winners each quarter of the year, and the Hypersonics Pitch Day team won for the 4th quarter of 2019. Since the team won at the Eglin Air Force Base level, the team qualifies to compete against other Air Force bases in the AFLCMC across the nation. The team included members from the Doolittle Institute, AFLCMC Armament Directorate, the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate, and the 96th Test Wing. Except for the Doolittle Institute, all organizations are under the Air Force Materiel Command.

Working alongside the AFLCMC Armament Directorate, the Doolittle Institute provided planning services, marketing and graphic design, event hosting, and execution of the inaugural Hypersonics Pitch Day. Pitch Days are the new way the Air Force awards Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts and funding. Businesses pitch their ideas for the Air Force in a 5-minute presentation and find out immediately if they’ve won. Over $5.25 million in Small Business Innovation Research funds was awarded to seven small businesses.

The Doolittle Institute, an AFRL Innovation Institute, supports the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate by working to license and commercialize AFRL/RW technologies in the private sector, enable rapid technology delivery to the warfighter, identify and foster new R&D partnerships and develop AFRL’s current and future workforce. The Doolittle Institute is a member of the Defensewerx Family.

For more information about conducting your own Air Force Pitch Day, please contact the Doolittle Institute at (850) 226-4383 or email us at

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