Dr. Robert Mills
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Email: ROBERT MILLS
Commercial Phone: 255-3636 Ext: 4527
DSN: 785-3636 EXT: 4527
The Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) Cyber War program was developed in response to the 7 Dec 05 Air Force Vision Statement that established cyberspace as one of the domains in which the Air Force would organize, train and equip forces to operate.
Program Educational Objectives:
The objective is to develop a broad background in cyber warfare theory/application, thereby providing graduates with a foundation to better understand, develop, acquire, manage and employ cyber-based capabilities now and in the future. Students are then educated in cyber war applications, to include network defense, attack and exploitation. Due to the length of the program and the nature of the target audience, emphasis is on breadth rather than technical depth.
This degree program is only available to military personnel and DoD civilians selected by their service component. This program is not strictly limited to technical officers. However, students will need to be comfortable with advanced topics in computers and communications systems. Candidates with a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, math or physical sciences with a GPA of 3.0 or higher should have few problems with the program.
School and Admissions Criteria:
FOR IDE STUDENTS ONLY: This degree program is only available to military personnel and DoD civilians selected by their service component for the resident Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) program. Students must have Top Secret Security Clearance with Special Compartmental Information (TS/SCI).
Degree Required: BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is preferred; applicants with significant academic and operational experience in cyber war activities such as network security/operations, electronic warfare, C4ISR, programming and systems aquisition/integration are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some applicants may need to complete articulation requirements to address any weaknesses in their backgrounds. At a minimum, students must possess the following background knowledge prior to fully engaging in the program: proficiency in software programming and code development; knowledge and application of data structures, computer architecture and operating systems.
Test Required: GRE - 153V/148Q
GPA Required: Overall - 3.0
Core Courses - 16 Hours
Mathematics - 4 Hours
Application Electives- 19 Hours
Mathematics Requirement - 4 Hours
Project - 8 Hours