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 (CyTCoE). The CyTCoE is chartered to be a unifying and synergistic body for promoting cyberspace education, training, research, and technology development. The CyTCoE will facilitate development of Air Force education and training in support of cyber operations as well as identify and provide subject matter experts that understand doctrine, techniques, and technology to ensure dominance and superiority in cyberspace.
This designation enhances CCR’s ability to be a clearinghouse for “who does what” and “who needs what” in cyber. The center will develop and strengthen relationships with, and maintain awareness about the activities of, various cyber-related research, education, and training communities within the Air Force, our service partners in the Department of Defense (DoD), various federal agencies, and civilian academic and commercial research organizations around the globe.
The center will promote information sharing to enable operational organizations to identify and partner with particular research, development, education, and training organizations for problem solutions. As the CyTCoE, the CCR will serve as a bridge between the operational AF cyber forces and various cyber research, education, and training communities across the Air Force, the DoD, and national organizations. Oversight and direction for the center will be provided via the Air Force Cyberspace Education Board of Advisors, comprised of Air Force and DoD senior leaders.