CCR partners with AFIT Civil Engineering School and National Defense University to provide "Managing Control Systems Security" Course.
The AFIT Civil Engineer School, National Defense University, and the Center for Cyberspace Research partnered to provide the second annual course offering on "Managing Control Systems Security".
AFIT Alum selected to lead Ernst & Young LLP’s Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice
AFIT Alum Mr. Dana Hanson (M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1991) selected to lead Ernst & Young LLP’s Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice.
AFIT Alum selected as Northrop Grumman’s corporate lead executive for company business
AFIT Alum Brigadier General Russell J. Anarde, USAF, RET, (M.S. Logistics Management , 1979) selected as Northrop Grumman’s corporate lead executive for company business in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Gen. Lorenz: Education Benefits Airmen
After 37 years, General Lorenz will retire this fall as commander of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. During an interview with Air Force Times he discussed his passion for educating junior airmen.
Maximizing the DoD Return on Investment in Cyberspace Professionals
This article focuses on the challenges our nation faces in developing an information assurance (IA)/cybersecurity workforce.
AFIT Graduate Develops New Integrity Framework for Image-Based Navigation Systems
The navigation community has spent nearly two decades in development of GPS integrity algorithms and continues to refine methodologies and investigate new approaches.
Image-Aided Satellite Navigation and Targeting Problem Earns ION Research Excellence Award
ION Research Excellence Award presented to 1Lt Keith LeBlanc for his research into the image-aided satellite navigation problem.
ANT Director becomes first ever Fulbright Scholar from AFIT
Dr. John Raquet, director of the Advanced Navigation Technology Center at the Air Force Institute of Technology, was selected to become AFIT’s first ever Fulbright Scholar...
Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence begins Cyberspace Education program
The Air Force’s new Cyber Professional Continuing Education Program at the Air Force Institute of Technology has officially started its efforts to produce skilled and knowledgeable cyber leaders to support joint warfighting efforts.
Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck, Air University, Commander to speak at the AFIT Heritage Symposium on 21 Sept 10
The Air Force Institute of Technology’s 2010 Heritage Symposium will feature speakers representing some of AFIT’s most notable and successful graduates.
AFIT Alum LTC Michael Platt (M.S. Astronautical Engineering, 1995) Assumes Command of AFRL/RZ
Lt. Col. Michael H. Platt will take command of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Detachment 7, during a formal Air Force assumption of command ceremony July 27, 2010.
AFIT Alum promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Criterion Systems Inc.
AFIT Alum Dr. J. Greg Hanson (M.S. Information Systems, 1981) promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Criterion Systems Inc.
AFIT Department Head Earns Civilian Meritorious Service Award
On 13 May 2010 Dr. Jeffery K. Cochran was awarded the Civilian Meritorious Service Award by AFIT Commandant Brig. Gen Walter D. Givhan in recognition of his exemplary leadership and professional excellence as Department Head, Department of Operational Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering and Management from 2 July 2007 to 30 December 2009.
AFIT Alum Profiled in Local Newspaper
AFIT 2004 Space Systems graduate Lt. Col. Carmella Vitzthum Lawson profiled in local newspaper.
SPIE Awards $3000 Scholarship to AFIT Student, Mark Spencer
SPIE has awarded a $3000 Educational Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering to Mark Spencer, Air Force Institute of Technology (Wright Patterson AFB OH USA).
AFIT Alum Appointed President of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
AFIT Alum Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy (M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1979, distinguished graduate) appointed president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Congratulations to Dr Kennedy on his promotion!
AFIT Students Present Terrorism Simulation to Great Lakes Hazards Coalition
The Department of Operational Sciences’ Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Class of 2011 presented a simulated terrorism scenario to the Great Lakes Hazards Coalition.
AFIT Alum Honored
AFIT Alum Dr. John M. Fabian receives 2010 Warren G. Magnuson Puget Sound Legacy Awards
AFIT Alum Awarded
AFIT Alum Maj Gen John F. Phillips was awarded the 2010 Defense Acquisition University's David D. Acker "Skill in Communication" Award
AFIT Alum Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
AFIT alum COL Jeffrey T. Butler was awarded the National Society of Black Engineers Lifetime Achievement in Government award.
AFIT Alum and Former Faculty Member Selected to Defense Science Board
Stephen E. Cross was selected as one of 39 new appointees to the Defense Science Board
Five AFIT Alums Receive Awards
Five AFIT alums receive awards at the Sensors Directorate Annual Awards Banquet held January 21st at the Wright-Patt Club.
Computers are battlefield for AFIT students
At AFIT’s Center for Cyberspace Research, service members and civilians learn how to strengthen defensive systems, infiltrate networks and monitor the flow of data...
AFIT Logistics Class Students Study Lean Six Sigma in Commercial Setting
Lean Six Sigma cultural transformation was the topic of an AFIT visit to General Electric Aircraft Engines' Customer Education and Training Center (CTEC), in Springdale, OH, on Thursday, 13 May 2010.
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Earns Top Score
According to the results posted May 6 by the National Security Agency, students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research, Team Two, earned the best score of the NSA 2010 Cyber Defense Exercise.
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Hosts the 5th International Conference on Information Warfare (ICIW)
The Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) was delighted to host the International Conference on Information Warfare (ICIW) on April 8-9, 2010 at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Seats Still Available for SYS 120
SYS 120 is an excellent opportunity for junior- to mid-level professionals needing to increase understanding of the acquisition process and raise awareness methods to enhance interaction with critical support agencies.
AFIT Class of March 2010 Achievements Are Personal
Colonel Stryker received her doctorate degree during the March 25 graduation ceremonies at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Of the many degrees awarded that evening, Colonel Stryker's has a unique story, one of personal triumph and achievement.
AFIT graduates Class of March 2010
Two hundred five scientists, engineers, and management specialists are now the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2010 graduation ceremony Thursday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
AFIT Briefs Research Projects to AFGLSC
Drs. Miller, Pettit, and Chambal from the Department of Operational Sciences traveled to Headquarters, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center (AFGLSC) at Scott AFB on 5 March 2010 to brief Major General Gary T. McCoy and his staff on the research projects being conducted by the Department for that organization.
AFIT Research Highlighted by SPIE
Dr. Glen Perram and two AFIT students were asked to submit an article on their recent research activities regarding blue alkali lasers to the SPIE Newsroom.
General visits Wright-Patterson’s Center for Cyberspace Research
Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, 24th Air Force commander, visited the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence located at the Air Force Institute of Technology Feb. 3. While at AFIT, the general spoke to the AFIT faculty, staff, students, and base personnel on the mission of the 24 AF.
Deployed AFIT Professor Sends Holiday Greetings Back Home
Currently deployed Assistant Professor of Logistics Management in the Department of Operational Sciences sent videotaped greetings to his family and friends back home during the Christmas holidays.
AFIT Attends AETC Symposium
Air Force Institute of Technology personnel exhibited and presented papers at the Air Education and Training Command Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, on 14-15 Jan 2010.
Applications available for SAME scholarships
Applications are now available for a number of scholarships supported by the Society of American Military Engineers Kittyhawk Post.
447th ECS hosts Change of Command
AFIT Alum, Lt. Col. Donald Cournoyer takes command of the 447th ECS.
AFIT Team “Little Bobby Tables” Win Digital Forensics Challenge
A team of four Cyber Operations graduate students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research combined their cyber skills and interests in digital forensics to field a winning team in the annual DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Challenge for 2009.
AFIT Professor Receives Air Force Lifetime Achievement Award
Air Force Institute of Technology Professor, Dr. Richard F. Deckro, received the Air Force Analytic Community’s Analyst Lifetime Achievement Award.
AFIT's Cyber Warriors Develop New Cyber Career Field
Two newly-assigned Air Force Institute of Technology Senior NCOs are charting the path for a new cyber career field likely to impact enlisted members in a variety of career fields
November marks AFIT’s 90th Anniversary
The Air Force Institute of Technology celebrated its 90th year of existence this month with a celebration and commemoration of the institute's unique place in aviation and aerospace history.
Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of 2009 includes two from WPAFB
Lt. Gen. Terry L. Gabreski, vice commander, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, United States Air Force and Dr. Heidi R. Ries, Dean of Research, Air Force Institute of Technology were selected to the 47th Miami Valley Ten Top Women through the Years.
Capt John P. Tate (M.S. Information Resource Mgt, 2005) earns Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan
Maj. Gen. Curtis Bedke, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, presented the Bronze Star to Capt. John Tate in a ceremony Nov. 13 in Kenney Auditorium, Air Force Institute of Technology, Bldg. 142.
Marvin T. Ee (M.S. Engineering & Environmental Mgt, 1997) Honored for Accomplishments in Civil Engineering
Marvin T. Ee, Civil Engineer for the 171st Air Refueling Wing of the Air National Guard, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in all aspects of civil engineering.
AFIT Logistics Students Attend Annual LOA Conference
Sixteen U.S. Air Force and international students from the Department of Operational Sciences’ Logistics master’s programs joined faculty member Lt Col Tim Pettit and approximately 1300 other professional logisticians in attending the annual Logistics Officers Association (LOA) conference in Las Vegas, NV.
AFIT's Civil Engineer School Contributes to Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan
The Civil Engineer School at the Air Force Institute of Technology deployed two of its instructors, Capts. Patrick Kolesiak and Lisa Leon, as lead engineers on Afghan Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT) to support counterinsurgency efforts.
Brig. Gen. Walter Givhan Assumes Command of AFIT
Brig. Gen. Walter D. Givhan accepted leadership of AFIT from Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck, Air University Commander, during a ceremony on October 6.
AFIT Alumni and Faculty Receive AF STEM Awards
Seven AFIT alumni and one faculty member were honored at the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Awards banquet on Sept. 23, 2009.
AFIT Alum Selected to Command the Final Scheduled Space Shuttle Mission
Veteran shuttle commander and retired Air Force Col. Steven W. Lindsey, who earned a M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from AFIT in 1990, will command the eight-day mission, designated STS-133.
Science, technology awards recognize AF's sharpest minds
More than 30 top scientists and research teams were honored at the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards banquet.
AFIT Center Maintains Robust Undergraduate Research Capability
AFIT's Center for Directed Energy had great success with its undergraduate research assistant program and Directed Energy Summer Intern program. The 2009 CDE research assistants and summer interns proved to be yet another high caliber and ambitious group of individuals.
AFIT Center for Operational Analysis Distinguished Review Board held at WPAFB on 30/31 July 2009
Dr. Jaqueline Henningsen (AF/A9) and Mr. Grover Dunn (AF/A4/7) co-chaired the Center for Operational Analysis (COA) Distinguished Review Board (DRB) on 30 and 31 July 2009. The two-day event was held at AFIT and included a detailed COA update on research activities, financial report, and student flow and mentoring.
Laser Weapon Systems Short Course to be Offered at AFIT
The Center for Directed Energy (CDE) at AFIT, in conjunction with the Directed Energy Professional Society, will offer the Laser Weapon Systems Short Course at the AFIT from 26-30 October 2009.
AFIT Alum to Pilot Space Shuttle Mission to the International Space Station
Kevin A. Ford is the 13th AFIT alum to become an astronaut. Ford, 49, will pilot the Space Shuttle Discovery to deliver supplies and equipment to the International Space Station in late August 2009.
AFIT School Honors Its Own
AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics presented the John W. Demidovich Award, its highest honor, to faculty member Paul Joyce on 5 August 2009.
AFIT’s Center for Cyberspace Research Awarded a $2.1 Million National Science Foundation Cyber Education Grant
The Center for Cyberspace Research at AFIT has been awarded a renewal grant in the amount of $2.1 M to continue its successful Scholarship for Service fellowship program that recruits and educates talented civilians to work for federal, state, or local governments on cyber security issues.
The Civil Engineer School’s Outreach may affect the Future of our Nation’s Power Grid
Capt. Bryan J. Cooper, electrical instructor at The Civil Engineer School at AFIT, is the Executive Secretary and one of two sitting members representing the DOD on the Electric Grid Vulnerability Task Force.
ENP/CDE Published in the Air and Space Power Journal
Dr. Steven Fiorino and Rick Bartell of the Center for Directed Energy and AFIT graduate Maj. D. Narcisse published an article, “Optimizing the Effectiveness of Directed Energy Weapons with Specialized Weather Support,” in the Air and Space Power Journal. The piece outlines the critical importance of technical weather impacts on future directed energy weapon engagements.
Revitalizing the AFFAM Course
In December 2008, the faculty team responsible for AFFAM met to discuss the current status of the course and to plan improvements. The team overhauled the course content to reflect the most current DoD and Air Force acquisition guidance. In all, approximately 24 hours of group exercises and applications have been added to the course, with no impact to overall course length and minimal changes to course lesson objectives.
INSPIRE: Integration of a Sensor Package for Identification Radical Extremists
AFIT's CMSR is part of a team researching an inexpensive suicide bomber vetting system that can be used to screen individuals approaching a checkpoint while the individual is still 500 to 1,000 feet from the checkpoint. The team is investigating video derived gait characteristics that are associated with an individual carrying a bomb on his or her body.
Clarifying the Government-Contractor Relationship
AFIT is like any other military installation—it must work to keep the roles of military members, civilian employees, and contractor employees distinguishable at all times. The most important thing to remember is that contractor employees are not federal employees.
Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering Picked as Book of the Month
The handbook of Military Industrial Engineering, edited by two Air Force Institute of Technology professors, Dr. Adedeji Badiru and Dr. Marlin Thomas, was picked as Book of the Month for August 2009 by the Industrial Engineering magazine.
On-Site Environmental Education Support
Last year, instructors from the Department of Environmental Management at AFIT’s Civil Engineer School taught 47 course and seminar offerings to 797 students. The Department attempts to accommodate overseas students by providing traveling instructors for key courses.
Stress no excuse for illegal actions
While many students here at AFIT can commiserate with the stress a master’s or doctoral program can bring, few turn to theft as a means to an end. As First Lt. Michael O. Clark’s attorney cited during his recent General Courts-Martial, mental duress was enough to convince him that larceny was an excusable offense.
AFIT-developed software protection technology prevents the infection of malware
Cutting edge software protection technology, developed at CCR, is being transitioned to the Air Force Information Operations Center. The new technology, named ESCAPE, was developed to automate the detection and prevention of malicious code such as worms, viruses, exploits, and other malware.
AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research designated NSA Research Center of Excellence
The National Security Agency has designated the Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) as a National Center of Excellence in Research for academic years 2009-2014. CCR Associate Director Dr. Rusty Baldwin accepted the award on behalf of AFIT.
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Distinguished Review Board, Board of Advisors meet at United States Air Force Academy
On May 19, 2009, AFIT CCR held its semi-annual DRB and BoA meeting at USAFA. The presiding official was Maj. Gen. John Maluda, Director, Cyberspace Transformation and Strategy, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration.
AFIT student assembles operational satellite in less than two hours
Capt. Lisa Baghal, a master’s student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Air Force Institute of Technology, is principle investigator for the rapid construction of an operational satellite. She is conducting this research as part of her thesis work.
AFIT Graduates Class of June 2009
Fifty-six scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its June 2009 graduation ceremony Thursday, 18 June, in the institute’s Kenney Auditorium. The graduating class was awarded 55 master’s degrees and one doctorate.
Five AFIT Alumni Win AFMC Awards
Recently the Air Force Materiel Command recognized 26 AFMC Science, Engineering and Technical Management award winners for their accomplishments in 2008. Award recipients included five AFIT alumni.
AFIT-developed computer code makes transition to the intelligence community
Capt. Robert Johnson’s (March 08 ENS grad) AutoGad code was used as a part of an analysis software suite developed at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center to support the R&D system, TacSat-3. Successfully launched on May 19, 2009, the Tactical Satellite-3 spacecraft features an onboard processor.
Magnetic Field Navigation Project Wins Navigation Research Excellence Award
The ANT Center at AFIT has been focusing significant effort on solving the problem of how to navigate when GPS is not available. Recently, Capt. Will Storms completed a project involving the use of magnetic field variations within a building for the purpose of navigation.
AFIT Force Support Courses Realign under the Eaker College at Maxwell AFB
The AFIT Force Support Department (formerly Services Department) will transition all of its courses from Wright-Patterson AFB to the Eaker College of Professional Development (ECPD) at Maxwell AFB, AL.
Preventing a Security Nightmare
To meet the significant educational need within the AF community for properly applying technical data discipline, AFIT/LS provides three courses to guide the acquisition professional through the complex work of defining, producing, managing, and sustaining technical data.
AFIT Top Performers in Annual Cyber Defense Exercise
Teams of cyber security experts from NSA and students from the U.S. military academies and DoD post-graduate schools squared off in the annual CDX. AFIT had two teams participate under the leadership of instructor Tim Lacey. The AFIT teams achieved the two best scores in the weeklong event, taking first and second place in the exercise.
Cooperative Robotics and Precision Navigation for Urban and Indoor Missions
The joint AFIT/ENG and AFRL/RYRN Intelligent Navigation, Sensing and Cooperative Tasking (INSeCT) project seeks to provide autonomous control for multiple vehicles to complete search and rescue, surveillance, or combat operations in dynamic conditions with near-GPS precision in urban and indoor environments.
AFIT Graduate Receives Award
Air Force Institute of Technology alumnus Dr. Harwood Hegna recently received the Cedarville University (Ohio) Faculty Advisor Award.
AFIT/AFRL library dedicated as The D’Azzo Research Library
On Friday, May 1, the AFIT Academic Library and the AFRL Technical Library was dedicated as The D'Azzo Research Library in honor of a distinguished educator and research scientist who served the USAF for more than sixty years.
AFIT Department Head wins Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award
Dr. Adedeji Badiru, Professor and Department Head of Systems and Engineering Management at AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management, has won the Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award from the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton.
AFIT Civil Engineer and Services School Supports 2009 Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Training Symposium
AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School brought 11 instructors to St. Louis to provide training for the 2009 Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) Training Symposium, held 9-13 March.
Joint Professional Continuing Education: Preparing Today’s Joint Logistician
The US Army Logistics Management College based at Fort Lee, Virginia, and AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics work together to provide integrated Professional Continuing Education to help bridge the gap between the services.
AFIT Study Briefed to Senior Leaders
Maj Andrew “Rip” Lipina, an AFIT IDE student in ENS, gave a briefing to senior leaders on a study that analyzed combat mission readiness (CMR) data. He had conducted the study under the direction of his research advisor, Maj Shay Capehart from ENC.
AFIT Graduates Class of March 2009
Two hundred thirty nine scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2009 graduation ceremony Thursday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The graduating class was awarded 233 master’s degrees and eight doctorates (two students were awarded dual master’s degrees).
Korea National Defense University Professor Arrives at AFIT
Republic of Korea Air Force Colonel Sungpyo Hong arrived at AFIT in February 2009 to begin a one-year sabbatical visit. Colonel Hong is being hosted by the Department of Systems and Engineering Management. While at AFIT, Colonel Hong hopes to conduct research and collaborate in the areas of national crisis management strategy and issues of the US - Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance.
AFIT/CE establishes real-time theater information sharing for airmen preparing to deploy
Last year, the school introduced WESS 300 Civil Engineer Deployed Experience Seminar to create a virtual forum where deployed engineers can share real-time deployment information with students about their respective deployments.
AFIT/ENP welcomes new department head
Dr. Nancy Giles joined the department on 5 January and is "looking forward to working closely with the faculty and students in the Engineering Physics Department at AFIT as we meet the challenges of increasing our enrollments and our research funding, while maintaining our level of teaching excellence in serving the AF mission."
AFIT takes on first Force Support Combined Contingency courses
In addition to educating EFSS Commanders, Deputies, and Superintendents, CESS hosted newly designed contingency courses for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Equal Opportunity, and Airman and Family Readiness Center deployers.
Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management class in high demand
Special funds set aside by Congress in the FY08 National Defense Authorization Act to enhance the DoD acquisition workforce will increase AFIT/LS's student throughput in the Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management course by at least 240 students per year for the foreseeable future.
AFIT/LS Conducts Sustainment Curriculum Portfolio Program Review
The Sustainment Curriculum Portfolio Program Management Team acts as the primary focal points for the development, implementation, deployment and execution of a comprehensive digital storage and retrieval system of USAF sustainment and logistics education and training.
Two AFIT leaders edit Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering
Dr. Adedeji Badiru, professor and head of AFIT/ENV, and Dr. Marlin Thomas, Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, are the editors of the newly published Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering. It presents a collection of chapters on the applications of the tools and techniques of Industrial Engineering to various aspects of military operations.
AFIT students selected for DARPA intern program
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency internship is a fully-funded Service Chiefs program that includes a 90 day TDY to DARPA and subsequent travel nationally to particular areas of interest.
New book explores risk of cyber attacks
Attacks on personal, government and business networks are increasing, according to Rusty Baldwin, associate director of the Center for Cyberspace Research, part of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Many attacks are automated, rather than backed by a human operator.
AFIT announces annual awards winners
2008 has come and gone and has proven to be another productive year for Team AFIT. Recently, the best of the best of our personnel competed for the AFIT annual awards. The competition was close and the accomplishments were many! Congratulations to all of our winners.
Department of Operational Sciences announces new graduate certificate programs
The Department of Operational Sciences (AFIT/ENS) is proud to announce two new graduate certificate programs: the Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and the Test and Evaluation Certificate Program. These programs are being offered via distance learning and begin Winter Quarter 2009.
AFIT/LS plays important role in formalization of Air Force Life Cycle Risk Management process
The School’s involvement in the development of the new Life Cycle Risk Management guidance will translate into PCE course updates that ensure Air Force acquisition professionals are equipped to apply a standardized LCRM process throughout the life cycle of an acquisition program.
2 ENY Students win Best Presentation Awards
Capt. Brett Cooper and Mr. William Karasz from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management were recently selected for Best Presentation Awards at the 4th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium.
AFIT student receives “Best Paper” award
CCR student Capt. Cory Antosh, who presented at the 1st Annual Workshop on Information and Data Assurance, won the “Best Paper” award for his paper entitled “The Scalability of Secure Lock.”
Gen. Lorenz, AETC Commander, visits AFIT
The ability to build powerful interpersonal synergy and leverage is critical to success, both personally and professionally. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, reiterated this message at the Air Force Institute of Technology during his visit as part of his outreach effort to speak, and listen, to all the communities of his AETC command.
AFIT student receives "Best Presentation" award
Maj. Karl Schrader won the “Best Presentation in Computer Sciences” award at the 4th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium for his presentation entitled “A Novel Methodology for Detecting and Tracking Contraband Digital Files Transmitted Via the BitTorrent Peer-to-Peer Protocol.”
Strategic Thinking for Enlisted Civil Engineers
The creation of MGT 570 Civil Engineer Superintendents Course is just one way CE SNCOs rose to meet the challenge of taking on more responsibility--leading shops, elements, and even flights outside of their realm of experience.
Possible Expansion Coming to AFIT’s Mission Ready Contracting Officer’s (MRCO) Course
The success of MRCO has exceeded all original expectations. What was intended to be the formal initial skills course for only Air Force officers has evolved into the premier and preferred training source for all Air Force contracting professionals, military and civilian.
AFIT Dean for Research receives Meritorious Civilian Service Award
The Air Force Institute of Technology is very proud to announce that Dr. Heidi R. Ries, Dean for Research at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, presented the award while he was at AFIT for a visit on 21 November.
AFIT/ENV is Part of New University Affiliated Research Center in Systems Engineering
AFIT, through the AF Center for Systems Engineering, was invited by Stevens Institute to join the team they were assembling for the then-proposed SE UARC. AFIT, and in particular the Systems and Engineering Management Department (ENV), provides a valuable piece to the overall makeup of the UARC.
AFIT’s Dean for Research involved locally, beyond
AFIT is one of four institutions forming the LEADER Consortium, working to analyze the climate for women in STEM fields. The LEADER project is a continuation of Dr. Ries’ efforts to promote science education and research collaboration throughout her career.
AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School closes out another successful year!
The faculty and staff of the Civil Engineer and Services School continue to keep the curriculum responsive by listening closely to our customers in order to meet the needs of the Department of Defense and the nation that we serve.
AFIT participates in the 2008 Logistics Officer Association Conference
AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics and Graduate School of Engineering and Management once again hosted a booth at the Logistics Officer Association conference to provide information and answer questions regarding all AFIT logistics educational opportunities.
AFIT staff member receives 2008 Air Force Distinguished Equal Employment Opportunity Award
The Air Force Institute of Technology is very proud to announce that Barbara JT Newell, a member of its staff, received the 2008 Air Force Distinguished Equal Employment Opportunity Award in the Special Emphasis Programs category.
AFIT faculty member receives grant from AFOSR
The AFOSR solicitation in major areas of interest to the Air Force resulted in 210 proposals, leading to only 39 awards. Congratulations go to Maj. Jason Schmidt, an assistant professor of electro-optics in AFIT/ENG, for being the only military member to receive the award.
DoD Acquisition Data Management Gets a Face Lift – New Handbook Coming Soon!
A new handbook entitled “Acquisition Data Management” is about to be released for DoD and Industry review that will become an approved standardization document for use in buying technical information to support military system acquisition.
Three Captains from AFIT/CES visit the Defense Department’s largest mortuary and the world’s largest port mortuary
Three of AFIT's Services Management Officers who teach Mortuary Affairs classes to Force Support Squadron commanders and senior civilians were honored and humbled to experience operations at the Port Mortuary, Dover AFB, where they care for military personnel killed overseas and expedite their dignified return home.
AFIT/TPS RASCAL Pod Achieves Milestone First Flight
Developed as an innovative research vehicle to allow joint AFIT/TPS students to transition exciting new technology to the rigors of a dynamic flight environment, the Reconfigurable Airborne Sensor, Communication and Laser pod prototype is the first of a fleet of four such pods currently under construction at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards.
Ribbon cut on AFIT’s new building
In a ceremony held at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s campus on Thursday, 25 September, the ribbon was officially cut on the Institute’s newest building. Building 646 is home to the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering and the AFIT Command Section.
AFIT student wins half-marathon in military category
Congratulations go to First Lt. Caitlin Thorn, a student in AFIT/ENY. Lt. Thorn won first place in the military category of the Air Force Half-Marathon.
AFIT Honors 2008 Distinguished Alumni
AFIT honored the three 2008 Distinguished Alumni September 26 at the Wright-Patterson Club & Banquet Center. Gen. Charles R. Holland, USAF retired; Lt. Gen. James W. Stansberry, USAF retired; and Brig. Gen. Horace L. Russell, USAF retired, were selected for their pioneering roles in science, engineering, and education.
AFIT part of team to increase gender equity in the Dayton STEM academy
Dr. Heidi Ries, Dean for Research at AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management, serves as AFIT's representative on this project.
Two AFIT professors receive AF science awards
AFIT is very proud to announce two members of its faculty received 2007 Air Force Scientist and Engineer Awards and Air Force Science and Technology Awards. At a reception held 3 September 2008 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dr. Richard Raines and Dr. Gilbert Peterson accepted their respective awards.
“Business as Usual?”
A LEAN culture would encourage AFIT to develop processes and policies which would foster the capability to rapidly react to customer needs. It might require breaking some old processes; it might require AFIT to do something other than “business as usual.”
Environmental Impact Analysis Process Course Completes Initial Offering
The Civil Engineer Program Review Committee approved the development of a new course covering the Environmental Impact Analysis Process in 2007, and AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School hosted an Education Working Group to develop a list of topics and bodies of knowledge to be included in this course.
Advancing Game-Based Methodologies for Graduate Education
In 2006, the Center for MASINT Studies and Research recognized that its award-winning Advanced Geospatial-Intelligence IR/SAR Certificate Program (ACP) needed to get to the users who, because of ops tempo, could not get to the 17-hour credit ACP. The Center recognized, as highlighted by Gen. Lessel that the young intelligence analyst’s expectations are more than just PowerPoint and a video tape for asynchronized DL, that a new approach was needed.
“Sure, In Fact, Here’s a Quarter”
The School of Systems and Logistics has turned the corner on our financial depression. Thanks to the quality of our current and previous work and the reputation we’ve established, we have more paying customers and sponsors than ever before, and what looks like a steady stream of new course developments to pursue over the next few years.
Operational Technology (OpTech) – A winning combination
The Operational Technology Graduate Certificate is one of several certificates being offered by the Air Force Institute of Technology. Air Force Material Command recently announced it was providing 12 competitive scholarships for the OpTech Graduate Certificate 2008-2009 program.
From AFIT CESS Classrooms to Deployment Use
Having just returned from a year long deployment to Afghanistan, AFIT/CESS Dean Col Barry Mines was able to see first hand how student graduates from the AFIT Civil Engineer and Services School were able to put to use the skills they acquired through some of the school's classes.
AFIT to host first-ever Heritage Symposium
The event offers AFIT and the Wright-Patterson AFB community a chance to look back at AFIT’s amazing accomplishments during its historic past and to celebrate AFIT’s long tradition of academic and research excellence. Symposium attendees will be able to take a glimpse into AFIT’s exciting future and hear how AFIT is preparing today to meet the new challenges of tomorrow.
Airfield Damage Repair “ADR”
The AFIT Civil Engineer and Services School pavement engineers have been actively involved in the tri-service ADR Modernization Working Group over the past few years to provide inputs and stay on top of the emerging technologies.
Interns and Research Assistants: The Heart of a Center’s Research Capability
Research assistants and the Directed Energy Summer Interns program are two examples of CDE’s execution of its tri-fold focus on research, education, and innovation, and directly support the AFIT mission and vision. CDE research efforts also deliver high quality products to the tri-service DoD DE community.
AFIT/LS provides briefing to AF Life Cylce Logistics Workforce Reconstitution Focus Team
The Sustainment Curriculum Portfolio Program acts as the focal point for the creation of a comprehensive digital storage space for AF logistics and sustainment education and training. The SCP program consists of the three dedicated personnel located at AFIT's School of Systems and Logistics.
AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research designated the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence
On June 19, 2008, the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force designated the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Center for Cyberspace Research as the Air Force’s Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence.
AFIT Graduates Class of June 2008
Seventy-two scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its June 2008 graduation ceremony Thursday, 19 June, in the Institute's Kenney Auditorium. The graduating class was awarded 66 master's degrees and six doctorates.
AFIT professor receives Captain P.V.H. Weems Award
AFIT's Advanced Navigation Technology Center professor Dr. Peter Maybeck was honored at the IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) in Monterey, CA, with the “Captain P.V.H. Weems Award” for his lifelong accomplishments in navigation education and research.
Autonomous Indoor Micro Air Vehicles
The motivation of current work being done at AFIT is to address the limitations of the current precision navigation methods by fusing non-GPS sensors. AFIT’s Advanced Navigation Technology Center, in an effort to take on the challenges involved with these kinds of problems, is developing a micro air vehicle capable of fully autonomous indoor flight using low-cost rotary wing aircraft.
First Ever AFIT Heritage Symposium 25-26 September
To celebrate our history and to look to the future, AFIT will host its first ever Heritage Symposium on 25-26 September 2008. During this two-day spectacular, we will learn first-hand from some of our most successful graduates how their AFIT education played a critical role in their careers and why AFIT is more relevant than ever to deliver future capabilities in newly emerging mission areas such as cyberspace.
A Safe Opportunity for Practical Learning
No practitioner-oriented education, regardless of the discipline, would be complete without figuratively placing students behind the wheel. Such is the case with the AFIT School of System and Logistics’ Software Professional Development Program.
Four AFIT students win Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium awards
Four Air Force Institute of Technology students received awards from the Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium at a banquet on 22 May.
Process Improvement Driving Positive Change
The challenge: How can we give AFIT/CE students the reprographic materials they need to maximize their education while ensuring we don’t waste resources by giving them materials they don’t need? The solution: Examine and improve the process through an AFSO21 event!
Incoming AFIT student receives Arthur S. Flemming Award
Maj. Timothy Bode, one of the Air Force Institute of Technology’s incoming students, has been selected as a recipient of the 2007 Arthur S. Flemming Award. This very prestigious award honors junior government employees for excellence in leadership and management.
AFIT student receives SECAF Leadership Award
Capt. Peter Mastro, currently an AFIT/ENY graduate student, was selected as the #1 student from all 2007 Squadron Officer School classes. Capt. Mastro was awarded the 2008 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award for this accomplishment.
AFIT Dean Awarded IIE's Highest Honor
Dr. Marlin U. Thomas, Dean of AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Mangement, was presented the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award by the Institute of Industrial Engineers at the IIE Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada, in May.
AFIT Supports AF Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Symposium
At the Air Force ESOH Symposium, 1,500 installation-level Air Force military and civilian students attended 22,680 student-hours of instruction in 108 course topics. Of the course topics, 12 were taught by AFIT instructors.
AF CSE Leads Charge for Human-Friendly Systems
The latest issue INCOSE's quarterly publication featured the theme of Human Systems Integration. The Air Force Center for Systems Engineering at AFIT played a significant role in the development of this theme issue of INSIGHT, reaching thousands of systems engineers worldwide.
Architecting the Joint Force
The Department of Defense is seeking methods to operate more efficiently in an era of simultaneous warfighting and recapitalization. One of those methods actually adapts traditional architecture to something called capability architecture.
AFIT teams top scorers in Cyber Defense Exercise
The Air Force Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Computer Engineering 528 and 628 classes participated in the Spring 2008 Cyber Defense Exercise. The students went above and beyond expectations as AFIT was the only school to remain uncompromised this year. AFIT's Team 2 took the top score and Team 1 was right behind in second place.
AFIT Cyber Operations/Warfare Education and Research Programs
One of the cultural changes affecting the Air Force is to determine how to grow a cyberspace workforce to meet highly dynamic challenges. AFIT, through its graduate education and research programs, is providing leadership in developing the cyberspace workforce for the Air Force for today and in the future.
AFIT thesis team named as AETC nominee for 2008 AFIT Systems Engineering Award
The Joint Precision Airdrop System Thesis Team from AFIT has been selected as the AETC Nominee for the 2008 AFIT Systems Engineering Award. Recent graduates Capt. Richard Brown, Maj. Arthur Cartwright, and Capt. Bryon McClain are the authors of nominated thesis, “Evaluation of Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) Aircraft Integration Concepts Utilizing Activity-Based Methodology (ABM).”
AFIT student finalist in ASME paper competition
Amber McClung, a DAGSI PhD student AFIT/ENY, authored a paper that has been selected as a finalist in the 2008 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pressure Vessel and Piping student paper competition.
Civil Engineer and Services School – Consultation is our Mission!
AFIT's CESS has assembled one of the most accomplished corps of engineer and services experts DoD-wide, touting expertise in airfield pavements engineering, power systems, contingency design, construction programming, emergency management, hospitality management, military protocol, air quality management, and dozens of other unique bodies of knowledge. As a result, the Air Force exploits this corps of experts in a life-long learning relationship that CESS knows as “the consultation.”
Logistics Education Transformation
For many years, we have been witness to Logistics transformation in the guise of eLog21, from creating Regional Supply Squadrons to the newly established Global Logistics Support Center. AFIT's School of Systems and Logistics has been heavily involved in educating the Logistics Readiness Officer on these transformation initiatives.
An Unexpected Opportunity While TDY
A recent TDY serving as an analyst for an exercise at Ramstein AFB turned into an opportunity to serve on a JTF for a real-world scenario. AFIT professor Lt Col Rob Neher (ENC) and recent AFIT graduates were participating in Austere Challenge 08 when they were asked to extend their stay and support JTF Nomad Fire.
AFIT Graduates Class of March 2008
AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2008 graduation ceremony Thursday at the Dayton Masonic Center. The graduating class was awarded 247 master’s degrees and seven doctorates (one student was awarded a dual master’s degree).
AFIT Center Wins 2007 USAF Modeling and Simulation Planning Award
The Center for Directed Energy, an AFIT Center of Specialized Research, was recently presented the 2007 USAF Modeling and Simulation Planning Award. The Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation presents this award annually to USAF teams that have provided outstanding contributions to USAF M&S personnel in support of the warfighter.
AFIT Project Soars into Space
On March 11th, space shuttle Endeavor carried aloft an experiment designed, built, and tested by students at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The RIGEX project, which stands for Rigidizable Inflatable Get–Away–Special Experiment, is designed to test and collect data on inflatable and rigidizable structures in space.
AFIT student nominated for best paper award
Capt. Byron Nicholson presents his paper “Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Informatics Security” at the 2008 Southern Association for Information Systems Conference held at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, on 13-15 March 2008. Dr. Michael R. Grimaila and Dr. Dennis Strouble co-authored the paper which was nominated for a Best Paper Award.
AFIT/LS reduces time line for courseware development process
An AFIT School of Systems and Logistics team of faculty and staff recently completed a multi-year acquisition project. The effort focused on reducing the lengthy cycle time required to get a courseware development effort under contract and begin development.
Stealth Technology at AFIT: Now you see us...
The close ties between the AFIT faculty and the LO user community create a singular learning environment for its graduates that allows them to “hit the ground running” as they move on to their follow-on assignments. AFIT’s 20 year contribution legacy includes more than 100 masters and PhD students actively serving our great nation in all aspects LO technology development and its employment.
On the TecEdge
AFIT’s current research thrust in support of the TecEdge mission is primarily in small target tracking. Specifically, four MS students are working in the areas of context-aided tracking, change detection, feature-aided tracking, hyperspectral-augmented tracking, and track prediction. Combined, these projects address the asymmetrical threats in urban environments through the exploitation of persistent surveillance systems.
AFIT Faculty Member Gets Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity Leading the Air Force Food Service Excellence Team
Maj (sel) Schabron, from AFIT’s Civil Engineering and Services faculty, recently returned from the four week, 27,000 mile TDY that took him through seven different Air Force installations and more than 20 dining facilities, where every process of food service was evaluated.
National Research Council Studies Pre-Program Systems Engineering
Throughout 2007, a National Research Council committee conducted a study on the role systems engineering plays in the early phases of the defense acquisition life cycle. Our own Dr. Dave Jacques, AFIT’s curriculum chair for systems engineering, was invited to brief the committee last year to help them in preparing for their work.
CESS leads reeducation efforts as part of major transformation
Driven by the AFSO 21 initiatives, the AF Civil Engineer community is implementing engineer asset management business process in the management of CE assets. AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School is taking the lead in this reshaping for Asset Management by developing the Asset Management Flight Commander’s Course.
AFIT releases GPS System Engineering case study
While awaiting the arrival of the definitive history of the Global Positioning System, students of the premier GNSS program might want to take a look at a systems engineering case study released last month by the Center for Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio.
CESS prepares mechanical engineers for deployed design roles
New energy efficiency requirements in federal facilities, combined with LEED standards and increasing HVAC requirements at expeditionary locations, led to the operational need for a new HVAC Design Course. To meet the need, AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School has reintroduced the ENG 561 - HVAC Analysis & Design Course with an innovative combination of distance learning and in-residence material.
AFIT/LS and SY partner with AFMC in initiative to develop a PCE Systems Engineering Portfolio
Through an agreement between AFIT/SY, AFIT/LS, and AFMC/ENP, the Systems Engineering Portfolio concept was initiated to align SE education with existing policy, standards, and guidance. In short, a portfolio approach would promote strategic planning and execution of PCE with core competencies for critical engineering positions.
AFIT/ENV Department Head writes “Book of the Month”
Congratulations to Dr. Adedeji Badiru, professor and head of the the Systems and Engineering Management Department in AFIT/EN. His book, Industrial Project Management: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques, was selected as “Book of the Month” by Industrial Engineer Magazine in December 2007.
AFIT commandant witnesses OFE and badging by AFIT's CESS
AFIT Commandant Brig Gen Paula Thornhill proudly witnessed the badging of 73 newly trained Civil Engineer and Services officers into their respective career fields. The company grade officers graduated from the Civil Engineer and Services School’s initial skills training courses that consist of a resident classroom phase held at AFIT followed by Officer Field Education.
Global Positioning System Systems Engineering Case Study
The Global Positioning System Systems Engineering Case Study describes the application of systems engineering during the concept validation, system design and development, and production phases of the GPS program.
AFIT/LS hosts SAF/AQ review
From 4-6 Dec, SAF/AQXD, AQXA, and the SAF/ACE offices reviewed the entire portfolio of acquisition PCE courses taught by AFIT's School of Systems and Logistics.
Construction projects underway at AFIT
Winter is not a typical construction season, but crews are working at the Air Force Institute of Technology even now. In the year since its groundbreaking last December, Building 646 has taken shape. Meanwhile, inside, the second floor of Building 641 is undergoing a complete renovation.
AFIT cyber warriors win Digital Forensics Challenge
A team of four Computer Science and Cyber Operations graduate students from the Air Force Institute of Technology combined their cyber skills and interest in digital forensics to secure a first place victory in the recently completed annual DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Challenge.
AFIT School of Systems and Logistics gets the job done!
The Strategic Logistics Management seminar, LOG 399, was held at Yokota AB, Japan, and presented to 34 students by 17 different guest speakers without costing AFIT a cent.
Women’s combat contributions evident throughout nation’s independence
By Col. Robyn King Air Force Institute of Technology Dean of Students
AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School closes out another successful year!
The faculty and staff of the Civil Engineer and Services School continue to keep the curriculum responsive by listening closely to our customers in order to meet the needs of the Department of Defense and the nation that we serve.
AFIT/CE's Maj. Chris Senseney selected as Federal Engineer of the Year
Maj. Chris Senseney, of AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School, was selected as the Air Force winner of the National Society of Professional Engineer's Federal Engineer of the Year in the Military Category.
AFIT SPASS Lab Achieves “(AF) Blue Glow”
The Air Force Institute of Technology's newest laboratory, the Space Propulsion Analysis and System Simulator (SPASS), has just reached a major milestone. The inside of the two meter diameter vacuum chamber is currently glowing a distinctive Air Force blue.
AF Center for Systems Engineering Conducts Senior Council Meeting
On 11 Oct 2007, the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering conducted its annual Senior Council meeting. The Council provides advocacy, advice, and counsel to support the mission of the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering.
AFIT/LS Hosts Tri-Service Software Acquisition Education & Training Strategy Session
Maj. Chris Bohn, Director of AFIT’s Software Professional Development Program, recently took the lead for a “software acquisition improvement” effort and is working with a select group to improve the acquisition of software and software-intensive systems.
Academy Grad and AFIT/CI Student Named 2007 Cadet of the Year
Second Lt. Brandon Dues was named the 2007 U.S. Air Force Cadet of the Year for his accomplishments during four years at the United States Air Force Academy. Lt. Dues is now attending training at the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, Calif., through AFIT’s Civilian Institution Programs.
New Environmental Impact Analysis Process Course to be Offered
A new course covering the Environmental Impact Analysis Process will be offered by AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School and will focus on methods the Air Force uses to implement the National Environmental Policy Act via the EIAP program.
AFIT's COAL Laboratory Maximizes Flexibility and Performs Combustion Research
The AFIT Combustion Optimization and Analysis Laser Laboratory was designed to maximize flexibility and include as much capability in performing world class combustion research as possible. The laboratory includes gaseous as well as liquid fuel injection, large volume air delivery systems, and both conventional and advanced diagnostic equipment.
AFIT Graduates Class of September 2007
More than thirty scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its September 2007 student recognition ceremony Thursday in the Institute’s Kenney Auditorium.
Joint Engineer Operations Course Matured at Ft. Leonard-Wood
The Joint Engineer Operations Course was created to remedy the suboptimal results at the Joint Task Force level where engineers face the unfamiliar task of pairing requirements with the engineering resources of the entire U.S. military, and not just their own respective service.
AFIT/LS Instructors Key to the New AF Independent Logistics Assessment Process
Two of AFIT/LS’s instructors recently participated in the Air Force and Navy’s Integrated Logistics Assessment of the country’s newest jet fighter, the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35). In addition to the F-35 ILA, the instructors are working with HQ AFMC/A4 to develop a new course on the administration of ILAs.
AFIT Faculty Head North
Faculty members from the Center for Operational Analysis and the Department of Operational Sciences paid a visit to our Canadian allies in Kingston, Ontario, from 18–22 June 2007. In addition to creating ties with RMC, this visit also laid out a plan for increasing collaboration between the US and Canadian military OR communities.
AFIT's CESS Plays Integral Role in "MT Course"
Through the Civil Engineer and Services School, working in combination with the AF Services Agency in San Antonio, and the AF Services Career Program office, a program was put together to take some of the best education and training from other AFIT courses.
AFIT Students Conduct Payload Testing at Johnson Space Center
Air Force Institute of Technology students from the Graduate School of Engineering and Management's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently completed testing of their flight hardware experiment in preparation for an upcoming Shuttle mission, STS-123. Final testing is now underway at AFIT, with a planned delivery of the hardware to the Kennedy Space Center later on this year for a launch on the Shuttle in February 2008.
Advanced Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program (ACP) Courses Now Available Online
In early 2005, the Center for MASINT Studies and Research at the Air Force Institute of Technology initiated a program to develop online versions of each of the four Advanced Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program (ACP) courses.
CESS Sustainable Design Curriculum “LEEDs” to Healthy and Efficient Buildings
Engineers are turning to the Civil Engineer and Services School at the Air Force Institute of Technology to reduce the impacts of our buildings and create healthy workplaces.
Operational Sciences Appoints New Department Head
Dr. Jeffery K. Cochran was recently named Department Head of the Department of Operational Sciences at AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Wild Ride at a Not-So-Wild Organization
AFIT School of Systems and Logistics Course Director shares experience as president of the local (Aviation) chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers.
OpTech Certificate Program Holds Graduation Ceremony
The Center for Rapid Product Development at the Air Force Institute of Technology held its third certificate completion ceremony earlier this month to honor graduates of the 2007 OpTech Certificate Program.
AFIT Graduates Class of June 2007
One hundred twenty-nine scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its June 2007 graduation ceremony Thursday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
AFIT School Offers Life-Long Learning
Civil Engineer Squadron Command: The pinnacle of a career and thus the pinnacle of the curriculum at AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School!
AFIT's Center for Cyberspace Research Leads AF and Cyber Command Efforts
AFIT and the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) is currently leading several efforts to develop the personnel resources and capabilities needed for success in the cyberspace warfighting domain.
AFIT IMSO Wins First-Ever IMSO Team of the Year Award
The International Military Student Officer team at the Air Force Institute of Technology won the first-ever Air Force IMSO Team of the Year Award for calendar year 2006. AFIT won in the “Small Activities Base” category.
SAME Awards Scholarships to Local Students
Twelve area students were awarded scholarships by the Kittyhawk Post of SAME, the Society of American Military Engineers. The scholarships were presented on 17 May at the monthly Post luncheon, held at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center.
NASIC-AFRL-AFIT Consortium Benefits Partners, Students, and Community
The Wright-Patterson MASINT Development Consortium aims to facilitate, enhance, and expand ongoing and planned Measurement and Signature Intelligence and Advanced Geospatial Intelligence activities on the base and in the Dayton area. Under its current structure, the WPMDC establishes a local-level, formal linkage between MASINT/AGI technology development, education, and user requirements.
AFIT School Smooths Pre-Deployment Requirements
AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School coordinated with the CENTAF Services staff to combine pre-deployment preparation requirements for Services squadron commanders and superintendents. All requirements are now met via one 6-day TDY to the Services Contingency Course.
AFIT School of Systems and Logistics Supports the DoD Joint Logistics Educator’s Day
The AFIT/LS Sustainment Curriculum Portfolio management team worked with other Air Force organizations to present the SCP registry data base program as a model for a joint logistics education portfolio repository.
AFIT Chapter of SIE Named National Chapter of the Year
Of the more than 70 chapters of Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honor Society at universities across the country, the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Sigma Beta Chapter of Sigma Iota Epsilon was named the national chapter of the year.
AFIT Professor Named Red Cross “Rookie Volunteer of the Year”
Maj. Laura Suzuki, assistant professor of mathematics at the AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management, was named the 2006 American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter, Rookie Volunteer of the Year.
First Lean Event for Systems and Logistics Successful!
Over the years, the amount of student information has grown and, with it, so has the use of AFIT Form 63 student data cards. While most people look at this card as a simple “fill in the blanks” activity, it's really a major process with many touch points that requires hundreds of hours.
AFIT Research Highlighted at E-Gov Knowledge Management Conference
Lt. Col. Danny Holt and Lt. Col. Summer Bartczak, faculty in AFIT's Department of Systems and Engineering Management, were featured as speakers at the E-Gov Knowledge Management conference held 3-5 April in Washington, D.C.
New Recycling Course Benefits All DoD Military Branches
AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School is proud to offer a new course to help meet the Department of Defense’s need to provide education for its installation recycling program managers.
AFIT Lessons Extend Beyond Classroom Walls
Each spring, AFIT foreign officer students travel to the nation’s capital for an educational visit spanning several days.
Secretary of the Air Force Addresses March 2007 AFIT Graduates
AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2007 graduation ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The graduating class was awarded 240 master’s degrees and five doctorates. Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, himself a 1970 AFIT graduate, delivered the commencement address.
AFIT Students Make a Strong Showing at the 2007 International Conference on Information Warfare and Security
AFIT student research dominated the 2007 International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, held 8-9 March in Monterey, California.
Civil Engineers Educate Civilian Leaders of Tomorrow
Whether establishing bare-base operations, supporting provincial reconstruction efforts, or maintaining Air Force bases at home and abroad, “leading the way” simply could not happen without the contributions made by talented civilian engineers.
Acquisition Leaders of Tomorrow
As a Course Director at AFIT's School of Systems and Logistics, Lt Col John Nehr instructs and mentors many of the future leaders of Air Force weapon system acquisition. From what he's observed through classroom and personal interaction, the future of our Air Force is bright.
AFIT Student Receives Warfighting Integration Award
Air Force Institute of Technology student First Lt. Dustin J. Nowak has been honored with the General John P. Jumper Award for Excellence in Warfighting Integration.
AFIT Poised to Deliver Degrees via Distance Learning
With this pilot program in Systems Engineering, it is now possible for military members, DoD civilians, and government contractors across the country to earn a master’s degree from AFIT without moving to Ohio or leaving their current assignments.
Chief Terry Moore Named Senior Advisor
Chief Master Sgt. Terry Moore, a 2005 AFIT graduate, has been selected to serve as Senior Advisor on Enlisted Matters to Air Force Materiel Command A4.
OAI Appoints Heil as President, CEO
The Ohio Aerospace Institute recently announced the appointment of Michael L. Heil as president and CEO. Heil, a former AFIT Commandant, will join the Institute in mid March.
Initial Skills Course Lays Foundation for Services Career
The successes realized by our combatant commanders are deeply rooted in the foundation established at AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School through such courses as the Services Management Initial Skills Course.
New Format for the Mathematics Diagnostic Exam
Maj. Kyle Novak from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management has developed a new web-based format for the diagnostic exam by using the test capabilities available in the Blackboard Academic Suite.
AFIT Professor Receives AFOSR Grant
Dr. Anthony N. Palazotto, Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Air Force Institute of Technology, has received a three-year research grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research amounting to more than $300,000.
WPAFB home to Institute of Technology
By MIKE TURNER, Representative -- The work being done at Wright-Patt today will give our Armed Forces a strategic advantage on the battlefields of tomorrow. Many of the people trained to do that work are educated at AFIT.
Korean Scientist Heads Home from AFIT
Colonel Kyu-Yeol Lyu’s year at the Air Force Institute of Technology as part of the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) ends on 28 December 2006.
New Environmental Management System Auditing Seminar Being Offered
The development of a new Environmental Management System (EMS) Auditing seminar is now complete at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Civil Engineer and Services School. The seminar goes on the road starting in February 2007.
AFIT PCE Course Promotes Operational Improvements
LOG 262, Applied Maintenance Management Concepts, is a two week professional continuing education course offered by the Materiel Management Department at AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics. It is designed to provide a survey of operations management methods for operational unit aircraft and munitions maintenance.
CISER Hosts Cyber Education and Training Workshop
The Center for Information Security Education and Research hosted an Air Force Cyber Education and Training workshop on the AFIT campus this month.
AFIT Breaks Ground on New Building
In a ceremony held on Thursday, 14 December, the Air Force Institute of Technology broke ground on a new building. This new building, scheduled for occupancy in the summer of 2008, will help AFIT provide better education for its resident students, conduct critical Air Force research projects, and provide graduate education to airmen around the world-officers, enlisted, and civilians.
Samuel Epstein Awarded Associate Fellowship
AFIT/LS Professor Samuel Epstein was presented with a plaque and pin appointing him as an Associate Technical Fellow of the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA), specializing in Data Management.
Power Systems Design Course
In FY06, AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School re-energized the Power System Design Course (ENG 571) in response to on-going reconstruction missions and home-station efforts to recapitalize electrical infrastructure. The course bridges the gap between an electrical engineer undergraduate degree and the specialized power system design skill set.
First AFIT AFSO21 Effort Huge Success!
Unlike the various crazes of the past which brought more work than they saved, AFSO21 will get rid of more work than it brings and, in the words of Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne, will do so by “marching waste right out the door.”
AFIT Professors Receive SAME Award
Dr. Mark Goltz, of AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management, and Capt. Ben Matthews, of AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School, were both awarded The Society of American Military Engineers’ Regional Vice-President’s Medal in recognition of their contributions to the Kittyhawk Post Education Committee.
NYTimes -- And Now a Syllabus for the Service Economy
There are no universities that have had programs in applying technology to the people aspect of businesses. So once more IBM is working with universities around the world to help create this emerging discipline that we call services sciences.
Romanian Delegation Visits AFIT
On November 30th, a delegation from Romania’s Military Technical Academy visited to discuss educational opportunities at AFIT. The visit included an AFIT overview brief, a question and answer session with the deans and department heads from the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, and a tour of some of AFIT’s lab facilities.
NCOs have a shot at school through AFIT
Ten NCOs from around the Air Force will be selected in early 2007 to attend the Enlisted-to-AFIT program.
U.S. shouldn't short-change Air Force of the future
In 2001, the Air Force spent about $100 billion for national defense. That year, on Sept. 11, the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon clarified the terrorist threat and the need for a military response.
New Research Underway at AF Center for Systems Engineering
The Air Force Center for Systems Engineering and faculty and students from AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management have begun two research threads in a makeshift laboratory called the “Robolab” and at partner facilities. The first is intended to develop an integrated health monitoring system for aging aircraft. The second project is taking the Air Force back to its flying roots – morphing aircraft parts – with new high-tech composite materials.
AFIT Faculty Partners with Leading Scholars for New Supply Chain Text
Dr. Jeff Ogden recently coauthored a research-based, managerially relevant, and leading-edge supply chain management textbook that is currently being published by Prentice Hall.
Services Contingency Course Provides "Just in Time" Education
An innovative change in educating deploying Services officers and senior NCOs is in full swing at AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School. The Services Contingency Course is an intense one-week session in which management teams of officers and SNCOs receive “just in time” education before deploying as expeditionary Services Commanders and Superintendents.
AFIT Certifies Four Sandians
Four Sandians have received their graduate certificates in systems engineering from AFIT. AFIT is in the process of creating resources to allow students to finish their master’s degree in systems engineering using the same class format as the graduate certificate program
AFIT Honors 2006 Distinguished Alumni
The Air Force Institute of Technology honored the two 2006 Distinguished Alumni October 27 at the Wright-Patterson Club & Banquet Center. Mr. Robert A. K. Mitchell and Dr. Vincent J. Russo were selected for their pioneering roles in science, engineering, and education.
AFIT Professor Receives Operations Research Award
Dr. Jeff Kharoufeh, Associate Professor of Operations Research in the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, has been awarded the Outstanding Young Member Award by the Cincinnati/Dayton Chapter of INFORMS.
AFIT School Welcomes New Department Head
The Graduate School of Engineering and Management at AFIT has welcomed a new head to its Department of Systems and Engineering Management. Dr. Adedeji B. Badiru, originally from Nigeria, joined the faculty on 2 Oct 2006.
AFIT Engineer Helps Establish International Working Group
The International Council on Systems Engineering has established a Human Systems Integration Working Group. The formation of the HSIWG was the result of the efforts of Mike Mueller (Air Force Center for Systems Engineering) and Steve Deal (Deal Corporation), who now serve as Co-Chairs.
AFIT Graduates Class of September 2006
AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its September 2006 graduation ceremony Thursday in the Institute’s Kenney Auditorium. The graduating class was awarded 33 master’s degrees and eight doctorates.
EN Student Receives Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award
First Lt. Marshall Haker, now an MSEE student assigned to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at AFIT, was awarded, as part of a team from his last assignment, the Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award.
AFIT School Conducts Search and Recovery Exercise
AFIT’s Civil Engineer and Services School is truly taking its educational mission beyond classroom walls. Students in the School’s Mortuary Affairs Course (SVS 462) participated in a search and recovery exercise last week.
AFIT Loses One of Its Best
Dr. John J. D’Azzo, AFIT professor emeritus, passed away on Saturday, 30 September 2006, at the Miami Valley Hospital.
Officer earns Ph.D. with military efficiency
Maj. Michael Mendenhall earns his doctorate from Rice University through AFIT's Civilian Institution Program.
Sponsors Help with International Transitions
International students are not the only ones who benefit from the sponsor program. Sponsors, their families, and the entire AFIT population learn from the students, as well.
AFIT Dad Proud of His Eagle Scout
Eagle Scout Alex J. Hamilton is the Senior Patrol Leader of Fairborn Boy Scout Troop 144 and son of Steven and Cynthia Hamilton. Capt Steven Hamilton is assigned to the Air Force Institute of Technology.
AFIT Alumnus Receives Bronze Star
A mere 37 years late, Retired Army Col. Phillip Weinert gets his Bronze Star. An ex-astronaut speaks for his friend at a ceremony at Naval Hospital Bremerton.
Brig. Gen. Paula Thornhill Assumes Command of AFIT
AFIT celebrates another milestone with the welcoming of its first-ever female commandant.
AFIT Bids Farewell to Director of Academic Affairs, Former Dean
After more than 34 years, the Air Force Institute of Technology bids farewell to Dr. Robert A. Calico, Jr.
Tuskegee Training Fueled Air Force Career
Lt. Col. James V. Kennedy, a Tuskegee Airman and AFIT graduate, was honored at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday for 30 years of service to his country.
The "Wright" Promotion for Lt. Col. Shonk
Lt. Col. Dave Shonk, AFIT/XP, pilots Wright B Flyer at his promotion ceremony.
AFIT Scholars Honored
Two AFIT Graduates receive scholarships from the Dayton-Wright Chapter of the AFCEA International.
IDE Students Support SOF, Redefine Air Mission Planning
One of the benefits of the AFIT IDE program is that it enables students, through their graduate warfighter projects, to tackle current and compelling issues that are fresh from the field.
AFIT’s historical and current links to America’s space program
The range and diversity of AFIT’s involvement and achievements in America’s space program has been pioneering, and will continue to be, extraordinary.
House OKs bill with funds for Wright-Patt
Legislation that includes $58.5 million for the base and the Valley is on its way to the Senate for approval.
Operations Research Faculty Member Receives Three-Year AFOSR Grant
Dr. Jeff Kharoufeh was awarded a three-year grant by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his research proposal.
AFIT Graduates Class of June 2006
AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its June 2006 graduation ceremony Tuesday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Science Academy Names Fellows
Prof. Peter J. Torvik, Air Force Institute of Technology (Ret), Aeronautics, astronautics, solid mechanics and structural dynamics named Fellow.
AFIT's Director of Sponsored Programs Receives Distinguished Service Award
Congratulations to Pam Vargas, AFIT/ENRS, on receiving the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from Region IV of the National Council of University Research Administrators.
American Research Institute Wins Top Honors in International Competition
American Research Institute wins STC’s Distinguished Award in 2006 International Online Communication Competition for United States Air Force Airworthiness certification course.
Air Force Academy Captures NSA Cyber Defense Competition Honors
But, the top score was earned by a team of savvy graduate students from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
AFIT Team Places in Top Three at Dept Of State National Case Study Competition
The U.S. Department of State has announced that four students from the Air Force Institute of Technology have been selected as one of the top three teams in its national case study competition.
AFIT Hosts Leadership Development Conference
On 11 April 2006, the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) hosted its first Leadership Development Conference
Dr. Thomas Receives 2006 Wellington Award
Dr. Marlin U. Thomas, Dean of AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management was recently selected by the Institute of Industrial Engineers as the winner of the 2006 Wellington Award:
Drs. Heil and Jacques Honored With AIAA Associate Fellow Status
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is honoring researchers with its 2006 Fellows and Associate Fellows awards
AFIT Graduates Class of March 2006
AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its March 2006 graduation ceremony Tuesday on the School’s campus. The graduating class was awarded 268 master’s degrees and five doctorates.
AFIT Instructor Awarded Bronze Star
Maj. Daniel T. Holt, an Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Systems and Engineering Management receives the Bronze Star Medal
AFIT Gives Lincoln Science Fair A+
AFIT has been partnered with Lincoln School for more than twenty years. This year, the partnership was especially significant for one AFIT student.
AFIT Chapter of Tau Beta Pi Inducts New Members
The Ohio Eta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at AFIT, conducted an initiation of new members last month.
AFIT MASINT Certificate Program Graduate Earns Decoration
It isn’t everyday that an Air Force lieutenant earns the Army’s Commendation Medal. However, First Lt. Kevin Kless did just that.
AFIT Graduates Class of December 2005
More than twenty scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
AFIT Student Wins Award at Directed Energy Symposium
Maj Marcus Schulthess, a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, won the Best Student Paper Award at the 8th Annual Directed Energy Professionals Society Symposium held in Lihue, Hawaii, last month.
AFIT Research Brings Us One Step Closer to Automated Air Refueling
A Successful Flight-Test consisted of performing precision formation flight in a refueling position as a proof-of-concept for automated air refueling of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
First enlisted space systems operator graduates AFIT
Senior Master Sgt. Charles Bilbey, Space-Based Infrared Systems System Exploitation superintendent, graduated Sept. 13 from the Enlisted-to-AFIT Program
AFIT Professor Elected Fellow of Two Societies
Dr. Anthony N. Palazotto, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, was recently elected to be Fellow in the American Academy of Mechanics and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
AFIT Honors 2005 Distinguished Alumni
Dr. Anthony K. Hyder, Lt. Gen. Leo Pigaty, U.S. Army, retired, and Col. Howard M. McCoy, U.S. Air Force, retired are honored for their pioneering roles in science, engineering, and education.
Senate Approves $70M Military Funding Bill
$12.95M designated for a new academic building for the Air Force Institute of Technology
AFIT Members Honored with ITEA’s Richard G. Cross Award
James Altensee and Lt. Col. Marc Shaver, Course Directors in the Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics, are the recipients of the International Test & Evaluation Association’s Richard G. Cross Award.
Los Angeles Center Partners with AFIT, Loyola
Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force Institute of Technology entered a new partnership with Loyola Marymount University to meet the center’s educational goals
TPS students test autonomous aerial refueling
This testing project was accomplished under the joint Air Force Institute of Technology and Test Pilot School program, where students do course work and preliminary research for 15 months at AFIT.
Senate OKs outside funds for AFIT
Senate approves bill to allow AFIT to accept privately funded research grants making the school more competitive with other universities.
AFIT Professor Honored with ASME’s Nadai Medal
Dr. Theodore Nicholas, a visiting professor in the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ prestigious Nadai Medal.
Former AFIT graduate Michael W. Wynne sworn in as SECAF
Michael W. Wynne was sworn in today in front of 4,200 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, during their noontime meal, as the 21st secretary of the Air Force.
AFRL and AFIT encourage working partnership
Maj. Gen. Perry Lamy, AFRL commander, and Brig. Gen. Mark Matthews, AFIT commandant, along with other senior leaders, met to talk about ways both organizations could work together more effectively.
BRAC guidelines become law
Wright-Patterson big winner as it gains more than 1,100 government positions
AFIT Graduate School Names New Dean
Dr. Marlin U. Thomas has been named the Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at WPAFB and will assume his position early January 2006.
AFIT unveils $13M renovation
AFIT officials cut ribbon for renovated engineering and management building. Classrooms, labs revamped in project; more improvements on the way
Mobility Graduate Course celebrates 10th year
Air Force Officers spend July 4th holiday weekend toasting their June 27 graduation from the Advanced Studies in Air Mobility program at the Air Mobility Warfare Center at Fort Dix, N.J.
Base stands to gain thousands of jobs; AFIT stays
Independent Base Realignment and Closure Commission votes to retain important base jobs and missions, and could add about 2,000 research jobs involving medicine and other fields.
AFIT Design Team wins 3rd Place in AIAA Design Competition
A team of students at the Air Force Institute of Technology won third place in the 2004-2005 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition.
AFIT Graduates Class of September 2005
Twenty three scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of fifteen master’s degrees and eight doctorates from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Hobson's bases work never done
During one of the seemingly endless base closure commission hearings this summer, Rep. David Hobson found himself testifying in support of the Air Force Institute of Technology.
AFIT's going to always be at risk
Dayton Daily News Editorial -- The base-closure process was hard to follow for a lot of Americans — even in communities like Dayton that have a major base and where some people know a few of the military's acronyms and its shorthand.
Kettering loses fight to save DFAS
A loss of $372,000 in annual tax revenue is a lesson Kettering officials said they could have lived without as news spread that 425 federal jobs would be leaving the city.
Local reaction to BRAC vote
DAYTON | Wright-Patterson Air Force Base supporters were jubilant Thursday as the independent Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted mainly to keep base jobs there and add more than 900 jobs involving medical education, research and training.
Wright-Pat jobs won't go to Hanscom
ARLINGTON, Va. | Wright-Patterson Air Force Base came out a winner when the independent Base Realignment and Closure Commission overturned a Pentagon recommendation that base supporters said would have cost the Dayton area 4,500 jobs.
AFIT vote expected today
The nine-member independent commission today will consider proposals affecting the Air Force Institute of Technology — whether to privatize it, move it to California or keep it here.
Leigh Allan: Saving AFIT on vacation
If only the South China Sea had been more BRACkish, we could have avoided the flap over the future of the Air Force Institute of Technology. Heck, we might even have ended up with a nice naval shipyard across from RiverScape.
House committee sends BRAC plan for full vote
But also sends resolution disapproving of list By Jessica Wehrman Dayton Daily News