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Deployed AFIT Professor Sends Holiday Greetings Back Home
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Currently deployed Assistant Professor of Logistics Management in the Department of Operational Sciences sent videotaped greetings to his family and friends back home during the Christmas holidays.
Updated: 02/01/2010
AFIT Attends AETC Symposium
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Air Force Institute of Technology personnel exhibited and presented papers at the Air Education and Training Command Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, on 14-15 Jan 2010.
Updated: 01/25/2010
Applications available for SAME scholarships
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Applications are now available for a number of scholarships supported by the Society of American Military Engineers Kittyhawk Post.
Updated: 01/25/2010
447th ECS hosts Change of Command
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AFIT Alum, Lt. Col. Donald Cournoyer takes command of the 447th ECS.
Updated: 01/11/2010
AFIT Team “Little Bobby Tables” Win Digital Forensics Challenge
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A team of four Cyber Operations graduate students from the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Center for Cyberspace Research combined their cyber skills and interests in digital forensics to field a winning team in the annual DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Challenge for 2009.
Updated: 12/17/2009
AFIT Professor Receives Air Force Lifetime Achievement Award
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Air Force Institute of Technology Professor, Dr. Richard F. Deckro, received the Air Force Analytic Community’s Analyst Lifetime Achievement Award.
Updated: 12/15/2009
AFIT's Cyber Warriors Develop New Cyber Career Field
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Two newly-assigned Air Force Institute of Technology Senior NCOs are charting the path for a new cyber career field likely to impact enlisted members in a variety of career fields
Updated: 12/15/2009
November marks AFIT’s 90th Anniversary
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The Air Force Institute of Technology celebrated its 90th year of existence this month with a celebration and commemoration of the institute's unique place in aviation and aerospace history.
Updated: 12/10/2009
Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of 2009 includes two from WPAFB
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Lt. Gen. Terry L. Gabreski, vice commander, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, United States Air Force and Dr. Heidi R. Ries, Dean of Research, Air Force Institute of Technology were selected to the 47th Miami Valley Ten Top Women through the Years.
Updated: 12/10/2009
Capt John P. Tate (M.S. Information Resource Mgt, 2005) earns Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan
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Maj. Gen. Curtis Bedke, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, presented the Bronze Star to Capt. John Tate in a ceremony Nov. 13 in Kenney Auditorium, Air Force Institute of Technology, Bldg. 142.
Updated: 11/24/2009
Marvin T. Ee (M.S. Engineering & Environmental Mgt, 1997) Honored for Accomplishments in Civil Engineering
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Marvin T. Ee, Civil Engineer for the 171st Air Refueling Wing of the Air National Guard, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in all aspects of civil engineering.
Updated: 11/24/2009
AFIT Logistics Students Attend Annual LOA Conference
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Sixteen U.S. Air Force and international students from the Department of Operational Sciences’ Logistics master’s programs joined faculty member Lt Col Tim Pettit and approximately 1300 other professional logisticians in attending the annual Logistics Officers Association (LOA) conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Updated: 11/02/2009
Brig. Gen. Walter Givhan Assumes Command of AFIT
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Brig. Gen. Walter D. Givhan accepted leadership of AFIT from Lt. Gen. Allen G. Peck, Air University Commander, during a ceremony on October 6.
Updated: 10/06/2009
AFIT Alumni and Faculty Receive AF STEM Awards
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Seven AFIT alumni and one faculty member were honored at the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Awards banquet on Sept. 23, 2009.
Updated: 10/01/2009
AFIT Alum Selected to Command the Final Scheduled Space Shuttle Mission
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Veteran shuttle commander and retired Air Force Col. Steven W. Lindsey, who earned a M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from AFIT in 1990, will command the eight-day mission, designated STS-133.
Updated: 09/29/2009
Science, technology awards recognize AF's sharpest minds
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More than 30 top scientists and research teams were honored at the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards banquet.
Updated: 09/29/2009
AFIT Center Maintains Robust Undergraduate Research Capability
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AFIT's Center for Directed Energy had great success with its undergraduate research assistant program and Directed Energy Summer Intern program. The 2009 CDE research assistants and summer interns proved to be yet another high caliber and ambitious group of individuals.
Updated: 09/15/2009
Laser Weapon Systems Short Course to be Offered at AFIT
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The Center for Directed Energy (CDE) at AFIT, in conjunction with the Directed Energy Professional Society, will offer the Laser Weapon Systems Short Course at the AFIT from 26-30 October 2009.
Updated: 08/31/2009
AFIT Alum to Pilot Space Shuttle Mission to the International Space Station
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Kevin A. Ford is the 13th AFIT alum to become an astronaut. Ford, 49, will pilot the Space Shuttle Discovery to deliver supplies and equipment to the International Space Station in late August 2009.
Updated: 08/20/2009
AFIT School Honors Its Own
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AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics presented the John W. Demidovich Award, its highest honor, to faculty member Paul Joyce on 5 August 2009.
Updated: 08/18/2009
AFIT’s Center for Cyberspace Research Awarded a $2.1 Million National Science Foundation Cyber Education Grant
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The Center for Cyberspace Research at AFIT has been awarded a renewal grant in the amount of $2.1 M to continue its successful Scholarship for Service fellowship program that recruits and educates talented civilians to work for federal, state, or local governments on cyber security issues.
Updated: 08/18/2009
Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering Picked as Book of the Month
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The handbook of Military Industrial Engineering, edited by two Air Force Institute of Technology professors, Dr. Adedeji Badiru and Dr. Marlin Thomas, was picked as Book of the Month for August 2009 by the Industrial Engineering magazine.
Updated: 08/14/2009
Clarifying the Government-Contractor Relationship
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AFIT is like any other military installation—it must work to keep the roles of military members, civilian employees, and contractor employees distinguishable at all times. The most important thing to remember is that contractor employees are not federal employees.
Updated: 08/06/2009
INSPIRE: Integration of a Sensor Package for Identification Radical Extremists
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AFIT's CTISR is part of a team researching an inexpensive suicide bomber vetting system that can be used to screen individuals approaching a checkpoint while the individual is still 500 to 1,000 feet from the checkpoint. The team is investigating video derived gait characteristics that are associated with an individual carrying a bomb on his or her body.
Updated: 08/06/2009
Revitalizing the AFFAM Course
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In December 2008, the faculty team responsible for AFFAM met to discuss the current status of the course and to plan improvements. The team overhauled the course content to reflect the most current DoD and Air Force acquisition guidance. In all, approximately 24 hours of group exercises and applications have been added to the course, with no impact to overall course length and minimal changes to course lesson objectives.
Updated: 08/06/2009