The Kessel Run project is managed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Battle Management Directorate at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB) in Massachusetts. Project Kessel Run (KREL) is a team dedicated to advancing and innovating software requirements while utilizing agile and DevOps software development and engineering methodologies to greatly reduce the implementation time of new software for defense customers.
TDMK has developed a KREL facility at a WeWork shared innovation space in Boston stemming from an idea from TDMK’s CEO after initial discussions with AFLCMC. The shared-open, “start-up” environment provides the perfect work space for Project Kessel Run to rapidly deliver innovative new software applications and software improvements for the DoD.
Total staff for Kessel Run numbers around 100, including product teams developing the applications and the team managing the environment. KREL is currently working on a number of things, including how the Air Force plans air tasking orders, a document which tasks units to fly their aircraft and working on building a tool that automates mission reports, which have to be written for every mission that flies.