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Dayton has always been a focal point when it comes to the Air Force. Rhonda Moore tells us now there is a new course being offered bringing new technology to Wright Patt, where you live.
These high technology individuals who have degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, are all coming to Dayton now. Coming to Dayton in large numbers.
Since last year the Air Force has taken on a new mission:
Focusing on training and educating our young folks who are going to be our new cyber operators out in the Air Force.
The new career field is called, Cyber Operations. The airmen use their computers to learn what viruses or other bad things are out in the cyber world that might hurt this country. They have to defend against that.
Most people don’t run this kind of software on their system so they don’t see what people are trying to do to your system, but this will give me a heads up that someone is trying to get in and I should probably do something about that.
Last month, the Center for Cyberspace Research graduated its first class, 109 students.
This high technology focused, these high technology individuals who have degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering are all coming to Dayton.
The students in this class room were all handpicked, and in all, 600 will graduate from this course this year.
Their selected from around the world, we have 108 air force bases around the world, and Dayton now is the central place for cyber for the Air Force.
Civilians can take the 18 month class too.
Because the Department of Defense employees a lot of civilians there is a definite need for the civilian side as well as the military side.
It’s a great master’s program for someone with a computer science/computer engineering background who wants to continue their education.
This new cyber career field is here, and it’s here for the long haul now here in Dayton.
At Wright Patterson Air Force Base, I’m Rhonda Moore.
Sounds like they know what they are doing there.