AF CyTCoE Designation
"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)."
-Michael W. Wynne, 21st Secretary of the Air Force & T. Michael Moseley, 18th USAF Chief of Staff
AF CyTCoE Mission
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.
1. Develop relationships with various cyber organizations and communities (AF, DoD, federal agencies, civilian academic/commercial research organizations).
2. Maintain awareness of what these various cyber organizations/communities are doing.
3. Use this knowledge to feed into the needs of our operational cyber forces in this field.