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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.
Updated: 01/14/2008
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.
Updated: 01/14/2008
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.
Updated: 12/11/2007
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.
Updated: 12/10/2007
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.
Updated: 12/10/2007
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.
Updated: 12/10/2007
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.
Updated: 11/19/2007
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.
Updated: 11/13/2007
Women’s combat contributions evident throughout nation’s independence
By Col. Robyn King Air Force Institute of Technology Dean of Students
Updated: 11/13/2007
AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School closes out another successful year!
The Civil Engineer and Services School offers tailor-made courses given by some of the very best instructors in the Air Force. FY07 included some outstanding highlights, and FY08 is shaping up to be just as successful.
Updated: 11/13/2007
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.
Updated: 11/13/2007
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.
Updated: 11/13/2007
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.
Updated: 10/11/2007
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.
Updated: 10/09/2007
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.
Updated: 10/09/2007
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.
Updated: 10/09/2007
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.
Updated: 09/14/2007
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.
Updated: 09/12/2007
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.
Updated: 09/12/2007
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.
Updated: 09/12/2007
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.
Updated: 08/14/2007
AFIT's CESS Plays Integral Role in
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.
Updated: 08/14/2007
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.
Updated: 07/10/2007
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.
Updated: 07/09/2007
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.
Updated: 07/09/2007