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AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research Distinguished Review Board, Board of Advisors meet at United States Air Force Academy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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