|- Your idea affects cost savings, quality, productivity, cycle time, process improvement, or morale
- Your idea is evaluation-ready with sufficient detail describing the current method, proposed method, expected benefits, and anticipated cost of implementation to support the idea.
|- This idea has been implemented at some level (i.e. unit, wing, NAF, or Hq).
- This idea is outside the circle of control of the innovator to implement, but the innovation has been vetted by the chain of command.
- Innovation originated from a best practice, process improvement event, conference, research, or special study, lessons learned from exercise or contingency, open forum (e.g. blog, Facebook, etc.).