Azimuth Awarded AFWERX SBIR Contract for AI-Based Project

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Azimuth Awarded AFWERX SBIR Contract for AI-Based Project
The Award Paves the Way for an AI-enabled Digital Material Management Solution to Assist in Acquisition of and Contracting for SoA AI Technologies

(BEAVERCREEK, Ohio) – Azimuth Corporation announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR contract in the amount of $74,937 focused on creating an open architecture AI-enabled Digital Acquisition Management solution (ADAM) that leverages generative AI to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on May 15, 2024, Azimuth will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

“The DOD is making a fundamental shift to incorporate the power of AI into the battlefield and ADAM will bring AI to the front lines, where it can empower and protect our warfighters,” said Azimuth President and CEO Valerie Rossi. “We’re excited to bring another AI idea to life for the DOD—particularly for AFRL and AFMC, given our longstanding partnership with them.”

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. 

About Azimuth Corporation 

Azimuth Corporation is an award-winning Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded in 2001 with one mission—to provide unmatched service and products to our national security customers. With a steadfast devotion to our nation’s security and strong ties to the military, with over 30% of our workforce being veterans, Azimuth provides research, development, and technical support; programming and policy expertise; security and threat analysis; operational, program and administrative management assistance; and database and modeling support. For more information about Azimuth’s capabilities and contributions, please visit:

About Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit


As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,697 contracts worth more than $2.6 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more information, visit:

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