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Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence begins first official classes of Cyber 200/300 students
Posted: 10/13/2010 by AFIT Public Affairs

88th Air Base Wing Office of Public Affairs Air Force Materiel Command
August 16, 2010

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence at AFIT is conducting the first offerings of the Cyber 200 and 300 Courses beginning on October 12, 2010. On October 28, 2010, 109 students will graduate from the Air Force’s newest educational courses designed to develop its cyber workforce.

The AFIT CCR conducted beta test classes of Cyber 200 and 300 courses in June and July. Thirty-nine students from various organizations to include the United States Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, 7th Intelligence Squadron, 23rd Information Operations Squadron, 57th Information Aggressor Squadron and the 315 Network Warfare Squadron provided feedback on these courses.

"The Air Force Cyberspace Technical Center of Excellence has done a tremendous job of putting these courses together. It was refreshing to discuss topics ranging between doctrine, current ops, present threats, legal challenges, acquisitions, and even current R&D/Academic efforts" said Lt Col Timothy Franz, 57th Information Aggressor Squadron Commander, and Cyber 300 student.

Cyber 200/300 are professional development courses for cyberspace professionals as they transition to intermediate and higher level responsibilities. "Hands Down this is the best Air Force course I've taken in my career! It has sharpened my knowledge to see the “big picture.” I now understand the technical part and can explain the “so what” to any senior leader (Army, Navy, AF and Marine). My knowledge has been enhanced and eyes opened. I can apply cyber to base operations; battlefield networks: ground, air, land, and maritime; homeland defense; and theater operations. Cyber begins where other domains end to achieve kinetic and non-kinetic affects. We have now moved in a new paradigm where cyber is the new spear" said Capt David Gordon, USSTRATCOM/J6, and Cyber 200 student.

Cyber 200/300 are designed for all cyberspace professionals including the entire 17D career field. The courses provide an understanding of the design, development, and acquisition of cyberspace systems. They also explore cyber asset capabilities, limitations, vulnerabilities and employment in Joint military operations. The courses aim to keep cyberspace professionals current and at the cutting-edge, keeping pace with the quickly changing technologies of the cyber domain.

Students enrolled in the program for the official October classes are from across the AF and DoD cyber community to include the 83rd NOS, 690 NSS, 315 NWS, National Guard Bureau, AFSOC, USCENTCOM, 24AF, 7IS, and many more.

For more information visit the AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research website