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AFIT students selected for DARPA intern program
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency internship is a fully-funded Service Chiefs program that includes a 90 day TDY to DARPA and subsequent travel nationally to particular areas of interest.
Updated: 03/04/2009
AFIT/ENP welcomes new department head
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Dr. Nancy Giles joined the department on 5 January and is "looking forward to working closely with the faculty and students in the Engineering Physics Department at AFIT as we meet the challenges of increasing our enrollments and our research funding, while maintaining our level of teaching excellence in serving the AF mission."
Updated: 02/04/2009
AFIT takes on first Force Support Combined Contingency courses
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In addition to educating EFSS Commanders, Deputies, and Superintendents, CESS hosted newly designed contingency courses for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Equal Opportunity, and Airman and Family Readiness Center deployers.
Updated: 02/04/2009
Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management class in high demand
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Special funds set aside by Congress in the FY08 National Defense Authorization Act to enhance the DoD acquisition workforce will increase AFIT/LS's student throughput in the Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management course by at least 240 students per year for the foreseeable future.
Updated: 02/03/2009
New book explores risk of cyber attacks
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Attacks on personal, government and business networks are increasing, according to Rusty Baldwin, associate director of the Center for Cyberspace Research, part of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Many attacks are automated, rather than backed by a human operator.
Updated: 01/26/2009
AFIT announces annual awards winners
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2008 has come and gone and has proven to be another productive year for Team AFIT. Recently, the best of the best of our personnel competed for the AFIT annual awards. The competition was close and the accomplishments were many! Congratulations to all of our winners.
Updated: 01/13/2009
Department of Operational Sciences announces new graduate certificate programs
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The Department of Operational Sciences (AFIT/ENS) is proud to announce two new graduate certificate programs: the Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and the Test and Evaluation Certificate Program. These programs are being offered via distance learning and begin Winter Quarter 2009.
Updated: 01/09/2009
AFIT/LS plays important role in formalization of Air Force Life Cycle Risk Management process
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The School’s involvement in the development of the new Life Cycle Risk Management guidance will translate into PCE course updates that ensure Air Force acquisition professionals are equipped to apply a standardized LCRM process throughout the life cycle of an acquisition program.
Updated: 01/06/2009
2 ENY Students win Best Presentation Awards
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Capt. Brett Cooper and Mr. William Karasz from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management were recently selected for Best Presentation Awards at the 4th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium.
Updated: 12/18/2008
AFIT student receives “Best Paper” award
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CCR student Capt. Cory Antosh, who presented at the 1st Annual Workshop on Information and Data Assurance, won the “Best Paper” award for his paper entitled “The Scalability of Secure Lock.”
Updated: 12/12/2008
AFIT student receives “Best Presentation in Computer Sciences” award
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Maj. Karl Schrader won the “Best Presentation in Computer Sciences” award at the 4th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium for his presentation entitled “A Novel Methodology for Detecting and Tracking Contraband Digital Files Transmitted Via the BitTorrent Peer-to-Peer Protocol.”
Updated: 12/05/2008
Strategic Thinking for Enlisted Civil Engineers
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The creation of MGT 570 Civil Engineer Superintendents Course is just one way CE SNCOs rose to meet the challenge of taking on more responsibility--leading shops, elements, and even flights outside of their realm of experience.
Updated: 12/03/2008
Possible Expansion Coming to AFIT’s Mission Ready Contracting Officer’s (MRCO) Course
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The success of MRCO has exceeded all original expectations. What was intended to be the formal initial skills course for only Air Force officers has evolved into the premier and preferred training source for all Air Force contracting professionals, military and civilian.
Updated: 12/03/2008
Gen. Lorenz, AETC Commander, visits AFIT
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The ability to build powerful interpersonal synergy and leverage is critical to success, both personally and professionally. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, reiterated this message at the Air Force Institute of Technology during his visit as part of his outreach effort to speak, and listen, to all the communities of his AETC command.
Updated: 12/03/2008
AFIT Dean for Research receives Meritorious Civilian Service Award
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The Air Force Institute of Technology is very proud to announce that Dr. Heidi R. Ries, Dean for Research at the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, presented the award while he was at AFIT for a visit on 21 November.
Updated: 12/03/2008
AFIT/ENV is Part of New University Affiliated Research Center in Systems Engineering
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AFIT, through the AF Center for Systems Engineering, was invited by Stevens Institute to join the team they were assembling for the then-proposed SE UARC. AFIT, and in particular the Systems and Engineering Management Department (ENV), provides a valuable piece to the overall makeup of the UARC.
Updated: 11/20/2008
AFIT’s Dean for Research involved locally, beyond
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AFIT is one of four institutions forming the LEADER Consortium, working to analyze the climate for women in STEM fields. The LEADER project is a continuation of Dr. Ries’ efforts to promote science education and research collaboration throughout her career.
Updated: 11/05/2008
AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School closes out another successful year!
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The faculty and staff of the Civil Engineer and Services School continue to keep the curriculum responsive by listening closely to our customers in order to meet the needs of the Department of Defense and the nation that we serve.
Updated: 11/05/2008
AFIT participates in the 2008 Logistics Officer Association Conference
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AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics and Graduate School of Engineering and Management once again hosted a booth at the Logistics Officer Association conference to provide information and answer questions regarding all AFIT logistics educational opportunities.
Updated: 11/05/2008
AFIT staff member receives 2008 Air Force Distinguished Equal Employment Opportunity Award
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The Air Force Institute of Technology is very proud to announce that Barbara JT Newell, a member of its staff, received the 2008 Air Force Distinguished Equal Employment Opportunity Award in the Special Emphasis Programs category.
Updated: 11/05/2008
AFIT faculty member receives grant from AFOSR
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The AFOSR solicitation in major areas of interest to the Air Force resulted in 210 proposals, leading to only 39 awards. Congratulations go to Maj. Jason Schmidt, an assistant professor of electro-optics in AFIT/ENG, for being the only military member to receive the award.
Updated: 10/24/2008
DoD Acquisition Data Management Gets a Face Lift – New Handbook Coming Soon!
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A new handbook entitled “Acquisition Data Management” is about to be released for DoD and Industry review that will become an approved standardization document for use in buying technical information to support military system acquisition.
Updated: 10/09/2008
Three Captains from AFIT/CES visit the Defense Department’s largest mortuary and the world’s largest port mortuary
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Three of AFIT's Services Management Officers who teach Mortuary Affairs classes to Force Support Squadron commanders and senior civilians were honored and humbled to experience operations at the Port Mortuary, Dover AFB, where they care for military personnel killed overseas and expedite their dignified return home.
Updated: 10/07/2008
Ribbon cut on AFIT’s new building
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In a ceremony held at the Air Force Institute of Technology’s campus on Thursday, 25 September, the ribbon was officially cut on the Institute’s newest building. Building 646 is home to the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering and the AFIT Command Section.
Updated: 10/02/2008
AFIT student wins half-marathon in military category
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Congratulations go to First Lt. Caitlin Thorn, a student in AFIT/ENY. Lt. Thorn won first place in the military category of the Air Force Half-Marathon.
Updated: 10/02/2008