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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
ENP/CDE Published in the Air and Space Power Journal
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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.
Updated: 08/06/2009
The Civil Engineer School’s Outreach may affect the Future of our Nation’s Power Grid
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Capt. Bryan J. Cooper, electrical instructor at The Civil Engineer School at AFIT, is the Executive Secretary and one of two sitting members representing the DOD on the Electric Grid Vulnerability Task Force.
Updated: 08/06/2009
AFIT student assembles operational satellite in less than two hours
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Capt. Lisa Baghal, a master’s student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Air Force Institute of Technology, is principle investigator for the rapid construction of an operational satellite. She is conducting this research as part of her thesis work.
Updated: 07/16/2009
AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Distinguished Review Board, Board of Advisors meet at United States Air Force Academy
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On May 19, 2009, AFIT CCR held its semi-annual DRB and BoA meeting at USAFA. The presiding official was Maj. Gen. John Maluda, Director, Cyberspace Transformation and Strategy, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration.
Updated: 07/06/2009
AFIT and Center for Cyberspace Research designated NSA Research Center of Excellence
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The National Security Agency has designated the Air Force Institute of Technology Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR) as a National Center of Excellence in Research for academic years 2009-2014. CCR Associate Director Dr. Rusty Baldwin accepted the award on behalf of AFIT.
Updated: 07/06/2009
AFIT-developed software protection technology prevents the infection of malware
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Cutting edge software protection technology, developed at CCR, is being transitioned to the Air Force Information Operations Center. The new technology, named ESCAPE, was developed to automate the detection and prevention of malicious code such as worms, viruses, exploits, and other malware.
Updated: 07/06/2009
Stress no excuse for illegal actions
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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.
Updated: 07/06/2009
On-Site Environmental Education Support
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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.
Updated: 07/06/2009
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