Cyber education, research, and consulting is synergized across AFIT under our designation as the Air Force's Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (CyTCoE). Our team focuses on the areas of offensive and defensive cyber operations, cyber security, and resiliency in weapon systems.
Cyber professional education in the School of Strategic Force Studies inculcates the cyberspace force and joint force members with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply offensive, defensive, and information network operations to support all aspects of the national defense strategy.
Short courses focus on weapon system acquisition and management -- from trusted systems and networks, to assessing cyber vulnerabilities and protections in avionics, to analyzing cybersecurity mission risks in weapon system platform IT.
The faculty, staff, and graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are at the forefront of cyber operations in support of the Air Force mission.
The Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR), established in March 2002, conducts cyber security and operations research at the Master's and PhD levels. The CCR is forward-looking and responsive to the changing needs of the Air and Space Forces, the Department of Defense, and the federal government.
The mission of the Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests - to fly and fight in Air, Space and Cyberspace. To achieve this objective, we must develop and maintain a cadre of professionals who can fight offensively and defensively in cyberspace. The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has been a leader in advanced cyberspace education and training for several years, and supports numerous research and development efforts in partnership with various defense organizations. As a result of its leadership in this field, we are designating AFIT as the Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence (AF CyTCoE).
AF CyTCoE's goal is to enhance the USAF's ability to develop cyber warriors capable of delivering strategic, operational and tactical effects by leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies and tactics available.