Revitalizing the AFFAM Course
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.
ENP/CDE Published in the Air and Space Power Journal
Dr. Steven Fiorino and Rick Bartell of the Center for Directed Energy and AFIT graduate Maj. D. Narcisse published an article, “Optimizing the Effectiveness of Directed Energy Weapons with Specialized Weather Support,” in the Air and Space Power Journal. The piece outlines the critical importance of technical weather impacts on future directed energy weapon engagements.
Stress no excuse for illegal actions
While many students here at AFIT can commiserate with the stress a master’s or doctoral program can bring, few turn to theft as a means to an end. As First Lt. Michael O. Clark’s attorney cited during his recent General Courts-Martial, mental duress was enough to convince him that larceny was an excusable offense.
On-Site Environmental Education Support
Last year, instructors from the Department of Environmental Management at AFIT’s Civil Engineer School taught 47 course and seminar offerings to 797 students. The Department attempts to accommodate overseas students by providing traveling instructors for key courses.
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.