The Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR), established in March 2002, conducts defense-focused research at the Master’s and PhD levels. The CCR is forward-looking and responsive to the changing educational and research needs of the Air Force, Department of Defense, and the federal government. The CCR affiliated faculty teach and perform research focusing on understanding and developing advanced cyber-related theories and technologies. In 2008, AFIT and the CCR were designated by the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff as the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (CyTCoE).
- Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence
- NSA/DHS Research Center of Excellence
- NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
- NSA National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations
CCR CORE INITIATIVES:
- EDUCATION: Graduate Cyber Operations (GCO) Program, Doctoral Programs, Cyber 200 and Cyber 300 Courses, CyberCorps Scholarship program, Information Assurance Certificate program
- RESEARCH: Our defense-focused research is a critical part of the graduate education process. The AFIT award-winning faculty and staff have strong working relationships with the Air Force, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security.
- OUTREACH: CCR is actively involved with STEM outreach programs with local area high schools and colleges, and across Air Force education and training programs.