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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.
Updated: 03/17/2008
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.
Updated: 03/17/2008
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.
Updated: 03/10/2008
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.
Updated: 03/10/2008
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.
Updated: 03/10/2008
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.
Updated: 03/10/2008
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.
Updated: 02/12/2008
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.
Updated: 02/12/2008
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.
Updated: 01/17/2008
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.
Updated: 01/14/2008
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