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White House cybersecurity exec makes visit to AFIT
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Mr. Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Staff provided the keynote address to the 15th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) on June 15, 2011.
Updated: 07/07/2011
Leaders visit Cyberspace Research Center
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Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service visits the Air Force Institute of Technology's Cyberspace Research Center.
Updated: 07/07/2011
AFIT alum Brigadier General Gary L. Salisbury, USAF, Retired is appointed vice president of business development for Northrop Grumman Corporation
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AFIT alum Brigadier General Gary L. Salisbury, USAF, Retired (M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1975) has been appointed vice president of business development for Northrop Grumman Corporations' Information Systems sector. He will be responsible for identifying, assessing, shaping and capturing new business opportunities for the $8.4 billion Information Systems sector.
Updated: 06/27/2011
AFIT Graduates Class of June 2011
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On June 16th, many family and friends gathered at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kenney Hall, to watch 55 engineering and management students receive their degrees.
Updated: 06/22/2011
From blimps to bugs, an explosion in aerial drones is transforming the way America fights and thinks about its wars.
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Two miles from the cow pasture where the Wright Brothers learned to fly the first airplanes, military researchers are at work on another revolution in the air: shrinking unmanned drones, the kind that fire missiles into Pakistan and spy on insurgents in Afghanistan, to the size of insects and birds.
Updated: 06/21/2011
AFIT alum Dr. Claudia Kropas-Hughes received the ASTM International Award of Merit
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AFIT alum Dr. Claudia Kropas-Hughes (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1999) received the ASTM International Award of Merit - the highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to ASTM standards activities.
Updated: 06/06/2011
AFIT alum Dr. James E. Mayhew received Rose-Hulman's Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award
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AFIT alum Dr. James E. Mayhew (M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1989) received Rose-Hulman's Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award
Updated: 06/06/2011
AFIT alum Maj William Bernhard earned a Bronze Star for Air Force intelligence work in Iraq
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AFIT alum Maj William Bernhard (M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2001) earned a Bronze Star for Air Force intelligence work in Iraq
Updated: 06/06/2011
AFIT instructor receives regional teaching award
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AFIT Instructor, Lt. Col. Joseph B. Skipper, Ph.D., was recognized by SOCHE during the council's 2011 Annual Award ceremony held April 15 at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Updated: 05/31/2011
Air Force Institute of Technology Hosts Air University’s Board of Visitors
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Officials at the Air Force Institute of Technology hosted the Air University’s Board of Visitors here on April 18 and 19, 2011
Updated: 05/26/2011
AFIT Faculty/Liaison Appointed to National Position
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The Executive Branch’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) appointed Dr. Paul Kladitis as a chair of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), Signature Initiative on “Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the Future” task force
Updated: 05/11/2011
How far can a higher education take you? About 220 nautical miles – straight up.
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Colonel Lindsey’s latest space flight, aboard the final mission of the space shuttle Discovery, (STS-133) marked his fifth mission into space – his third as commander -- and it all started because of an educational opportunity he earned through AFIT.
Updated: 05/10/2011
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Wins Cyber Defense Exercise for 8th Year
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Students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research earned the top score among all the participating military schools in the National Security Agency (NSA) 2011 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) that was conducted April 19-21.
Updated: 05/10/2011
Center for Cyberspace Research Partners with Dayton’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics School for Power Lunch Series
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Planting the seed of interest, for cyberspace technologies, into the minds of future generations was the goal during the Power Lunch presentation by Mr. Juan Lopez Jr., Research Engineer for the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) located at the Air Force Institute of Technology on April 15, 2011.
Updated: 05/09/2011
AFIT Professor Receives Air Force Lifetime Achievement Award
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Dr. Kenneth W. Bauer, Jr. has received the Air Force Analytic Community’s Analysis/Lessons Learned Lifetime Achievement Award.
Updated: 04/29/2011
Cyber Enlisted Leaders Visit AFIT/CCR
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Joint discussions about cyber education were in motion as nine Command Cyber Senior Enlisted Leaders from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines gathered in April at the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR)/Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (AF CyTCoE), Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).
Updated: 04/29/2011
Officials announce role model award winners
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Dr. Heidi Ries wins role model award
Updated: 04/11/2011
AFIT Graduates Class of March 2011
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More than 1,200 family members and friends gathered March 23 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force to watch 230 Air Force Institute of Technology engineering and management students receive their degrees.
Updated: 04/04/2011
Dayton Gem for a Day
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AFIT's MSgt Tana Frangioni is truly a gem - and on March 26th, it became official. Along with three other WPAFB Airmen, MSgt Frangioni was a professional hockey player with the Dayton Gems!
Updated: 04/04/2011
Brazilian Officer Completes an AFIT Master’s Degree
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Capt. Kesia Gomes, a visiting officer from the Brazilian Air Force, is excited to be only weeks away from completing her master's degree in Logistics and Supply-Chain Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Updated: 04/01/2011
AFIT Prof wins IEEE Outstanding Teacher Award
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Dr. Barry E. Mullins, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology is the recipient of the 2010 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Teacher Award.
Updated: 03/09/2011
AFIT's newest SES takes helm of the AF Systems Engineering Center
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Dr. Thomas F. Christian, has been named the Director of the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology and in a pining-on ceremony, at AFIT, on 25 Feb, became a member of the Senior Executive Service.
Updated: 03/09/2011
AAOL News Exposure:
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CDE has successfully tested the AFIT Active Pointer Tracker (AAPT), a laser pointing and tracking system, in-flight.
Updated: 03/08/2011
Directed Energy Summer Intern (DESI) Program
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The Center for Directed Energy (CDE), participated in the Directed Energy Professional Society’s (DEPS) 2010 Summer Intern Program funded by the High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (HEL JTO) during the period May 2010 through August 2010.
Updated: 03/08/2011