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AFIT Graduates Class of June 2009
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Fifty-six scientists, engineers, and management specialists are the recipients of graduate and doctoral degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology. AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management held its June 2009 graduation ceremony Thursday, 18 June, in the institute’s Kenney Auditorium. The graduating class was awarded 55 master’s degrees and one doctorate.
Updated: 06/19/2009
Five AFIT Alumni Win AFMC Awards
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Recently the Air Force Materiel Command recognized 26 AFMC Science, Engineering and Technical Management award winners for their accomplishments in 2008. Award recipients included five AFIT alumni.
Updated: 06/17/2009
AFIT-developed computer code makes transition to the intelligence community
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Capt. Robert Johnson’s (March 08 ENS grad) AutoGad code was used as a part of an analysis software suite developed at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center to support the R&D system, TacSat-3. Successfully launched on May 19, 2009, the Tactical Satellite-3 spacecraft features an onboard processor.
Updated: 06/03/2009
AFIT Graduate Receives Award
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Air Force Institute of Technology alumnus Dr. Harwood Hegna recently received the Cedarville University (Ohio) Faculty Advisor Award.
Updated: 05/08/2009
AFIT Graduate Receives Award
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Air Force Institute of Technology alumnus Dr. Harwood Hegna recently received the Cedarville University (Ohio) Faculty Advisor Award.
Updated: 05/08/2009
AFIT/AFRL library dedicated as The D’Azzo Research Library
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On Friday, May 1, the AFIT Academic Library and the AFRL Technical Library was dedicated as The D'Azzo Research Library in honor of a distinguished educator and research scientist who served the USAF for more than sixty years.
Updated: 05/06/2009
AFIT Force Support Courses Realign under the Eaker College at Maxwell AFB
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The AFIT Force Support Department (formerly Services Department) will transition all of its courses from Wright-Patterson AFB to the Eaker College of Professional Development (ECPD) at Maxwell AFB, AL.
Updated: 05/06/2009
Preventing a Security Nightmare
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To meet the significant educational need within the AF community for properly applying technical data discipline, AFIT/LS provides three courses to guide the acquisition professional through the complex work of defining, producing, managing, and sustaining technical data.
Updated: 05/06/2009
AFIT Top Performers in Annual Cyber Defense Exercise
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Teams of cyber security experts from NSA and students from the U.S. military academies and DoD post-graduate schools squared off in the annual CDX. AFIT had two teams participate under the leadership of instructor Tim Lacey. The AFIT teams achieved the two best scores in the weeklong event, taking first and second place in the exercise.
Updated: 05/06/2009
Cooperative Robotics and Precision Navigation for Urban and Indoor Missions
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The joint AFIT/ENG and AFRL/RYRN Intelligent Navigation, Sensing and Cooperative Tasking (INSeCT) project seeks to provide autonomous control for multiple vehicles to complete search and rescue, surveillance, or combat operations in dynamic conditions with near-GPS precision in urban and indoor environments.
Updated: 05/06/2009
Magnetic Field Navigation Project Wins Navigation Research Excellence Award
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The ANT Center at AFIT has been focusing significant effort on solving the problem of how to navigate when GPS is not available. Recently, Capt. Will Storms completed a project involving the use of magnetic field variations within a building for the purpose of navigation.
Updated: 05/06/2009
AFIT Department Head wins Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award
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Dr. Adedeji Badiru, Professor and Department Head of Systems and Engineering Management at AFIT’s Graduate School of Engineering and Management, has won the Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award from the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton.
Updated: 05/05/2009
AFIT Civil Engineer and Services School Supports 2009 Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Training Symposium
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AFIT's Civil Engineer and Services School brought 11 instructors to St. Louis to provide training for the 2009 Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) Training Symposium, held 9-13 March.
Updated: 04/03/2009
Joint Professional Continuing Education: Preparing Today’s Joint Logistician
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The US Army Logistics Management College based at Fort Lee, Virginia, and AFIT’s School of Systems and Logistics work together to provide integrated Professional Continuing Education to help bridge the gap between the services.
Updated: 04/03/2009
AFIT Study Briefed to Senior Leaders
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Maj Andrew “Rip” Lipina, an AFIT IDE student in ENS, gave a briefing to senior leaders on a study that analyzed combat mission readiness (CMR) data. He had conducted the study under the direction of his research advisor, Maj Shay Capehart from ENC.
Updated: 04/03/2009
Korea National Defense University Professor Arrives at AFIT
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Republic of Korea Air Force Colonel Sungpyo Hong arrived at AFIT in February 2009 to begin a one-year sabbatical visit. Colonel Hong is being hosted by the Department of Systems and Engineering Management. While at AFIT, Colonel Hong hopes to conduct research and collaborate in the areas of national crisis management strategy and issues of the US - Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance.
Updated: 03/05/2009
AFIT/CE establishes real-time theater information sharing for airmen preparing to deploy
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Last year, the school introduced WESS 300 Civil Engineer Deployed Experience Seminar to create a virtual forum where deployed engineers can share real-time deployment information with students about their respective deployments.
Updated: 03/04/2009
AFIT/LS Conducts Sustainment Curriculum Portfolio Program Review
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The Sustainment Curriculum Portfolio Program Management Team acts as the primary focal points for the development, implementation, deployment and execution of a comprehensive digital storage and retrieval system of USAF sustainment and logistics education and training.
Updated: 03/04/2009
Two AFIT leaders edit Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering
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Dr. Adedeji Badiru, professor and head of AFIT/ENV, and Dr. Marlin Thomas, Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, are the editors of the newly published Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering. It presents a collection of chapters on the applications of the tools and techniques of Industrial Engineering to various aspects of military operations.
Updated: 03/04/2009
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