AFIT Graduates Class of June 2009
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.
Preventing a Security Nightmare
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.
AFIT Top Performers in Annual Cyber Defense Exercise
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.
AFIT Study Briefed to Senior Leaders
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.
Korea National Defense University Professor Arrives at AFIT
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.
Two AFIT leaders edit Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering
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.
AFIT/ENP welcomes new department head
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."
New book explores risk of cyber attacks
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.
AFIT announces annual awards winners
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.