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  • ASA Chairman: Lt Gov Treadwell (AK) The US Air Force Academy was authorized in 1954 and graduated its first class in 1959. As we are preparing to graduate our 55th class, this presentation provides an update to some of our programs and how we are contributing to the Air Force Mission: To Fly, Fight, and Win, in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.
  • You may have heard about John Lovell’s book, which states we are Neither Athens nor Sparta; while others say we are Athens versus Sparta. We are actually Athens and Sparta; we need the mental alertness and agility of Athens and the discipline, courage and stamina of Sparta. This necessary balance is best described in a great quote by 19th Century officer Sir William Francis Butler, “The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards.”USAFA is not Princeton in many, many ways. The fully immersive, integrated, and mutually reinforcing military, athletic, airmanship, character and leadership development programs, in addition to a world-class academic program, make USAFA “Princeton Plus.” USAFA seeks to develop attributes associated with both Athens and Sparta to produce highly educated, trained, and inspired warrior scholars, ready to Fly, Fight and Win in Air, Space and Cyberspace!
  • **UPDATED September 2012**You may ask, how well are we doing? This slide highlights some of the major accomplishments over the last two years.Institutionally, we are accredited according to standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Maximum 10-year accreditation received in 2009. Criterion are in the process of changing and we are participating in the new process.Additionally, our engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technologies (ABET). We received a 6-year (maximum) accreditation in August 2009. This also included our Systems Engineering program receiving accreditation back to the first class in 2006.In April 2011, our Management program received a maximum 6-year accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)- US News & World Report Best Colleges Report 2012 (Sep 2012) #31 National Liberal Arts Colleges (#3 public school) #1 Undergraduate-only Management Program #4 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program #2 Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering #5 Civil Engineering # 5 Computer EngineeringPrinceton Review (of 377 schools) – #18 in Faculty Making Themselves Accessible; top 5% last 8 years (Aug 2012)#2 on list of Forbes.com America’s Best Value Colleges 2012 (Aug 2012) (West Point #1, USNA #3)#2 on list of 121 top liberal arts colleges as ranked by Parchment (2013 rankings, education data company). Parchment’s ranking system is based on the choices made by college applicants with multiple school acceptances.  A higher ranking roughly reflects more students choosing to attend a school when they have other choices to attend other schools.  Thus, the ranking is not based on any direct measures of quality, but on college applicants’ preferences.  (USMA #6, USNA #7); Also #10 out of 456 total colleges ranked (USMA #15, USNA #16) 2011-2012 Leadership Excellence Magazine rated us as the #3 Top Leadership Development (USMA #8, USNA #5) Government/Military category—May 2012 rankingsTheBestSchools.org, The 50 Best Colleges in the United States, tied with USNA and USMA for #7/8/9“In ranking the 50 best colleges in the United States, we don’t include the big research universities, which tend to invest many more of their resources into graduate rather than undergraduate education. By a “college,” in this article, we mean a school that exists primarily to teach undergraduates. In our ranking, we give high weight to the prospects for personal enrichment and advancement that await students AFTER GRADUATION. College, in our view, should not be a stepping stone to living in mom and dad’s garage or basement. It should be a springboard to a full, rich, independent life.”
  • The academic program at the Academy is designed to provide cadets with a broad, high-quality education at the undergraduate level. Since its origin, the Academy has sought to produce graduates with the breadth, regardless of specialty, to represent the Air Force well in academic or professional settings and with the general public. The core curriculum provides that breadth and is the centerpiece of the academic program. Every cadet now takes 32 required courses that are balanced between the basic sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences. In addition, cadets can choose to major in one or more of 31academic areas. Slightly more than one-half of the cadets major in STEM or STEM-related fields with the remainder in the humanities or social sciences. The program is rigorous, with academic major’s requirements set at up to 146 semester hours for disciplinary and interdisciplinary majors. Because of the amount of Science and Engineering courses all cadets take, every one of our graduates, from the first cadet to the last are considered STEM Aware. That means that when the English major graduates and is put in charge of a multi-million dollar satellite program, they have enough knowledge in Astronautics and Space Operations to be conversant and ready to do their job.But developing deep understanding and appreciation across disciplines in the diverse core curriculum (and for learning about all kinds of differences) is not achieved merely by passive completion of courses with designated content. Rather, it requires active engagement of students across their differences. Additionally, the Academy’s 31 Majors and 3 Minors provide the choice and added depth in their field of interest. [Next Slide]This is a graphical representation that describes the Academy’s integrated “core” curriculum. The core is 101 semester hours and is the primary major for all cadets and provides great depth across all learning domains. It is segmented based on content which translate nicely into academic divisions. At the Academy the core really is the major but cadets can choose depth in one of 32 majors. 45 hours are in science and engineering, 45 hours are in humanities and social science.All cadets take at least 2 semesters of Foreign Language as fourth class cadets—a key step in preparing them for a more diverse world. Our Social Science and Humanities majors will take 4 semesters of FL. Another step which we believe will help in enabling cadets to make the adjust to our high academic standards is having only 1 semester of Chemistry during their 4° year; their second semester will be during their 3° year.
  • These numbers are for the class that graduated last spring. We had a record number of 117 graduates heading straight to graduate school fall, including 1 Rhodes Scholar, 2 Marshall Scholars and 26 directly to Medical School.The right column shows which Air Force Specialty Code, or type of assignment they all received. 45% of the class went to Pilot Training for their first assignment.Pilot45.2%503Acq/Contr9.2%103Intelligence6.7%75Logistics5.0%56Space/Missile 5.0%56Engineer4.8%54Cyber Ops4.6%51Medical3.4%38Force Support2.9%32Civ Engineer2.9%32RPA2.7%30Scientist/Analyst2.4%27Security Forces1.8%20Finance1.8%20Navigator/CSO1.2%13Air Battle Manager0.4%4
  • [Wings float in 3 seconds after slide builds]As I mentioned at the beginning of the presentation, the mission of the United States Air Force is to Fly, Fight, and Win…in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. We have taken those three mission areas to heart and have a number of programs under each. Following this short video, I will have two of our outstanding cadets tell you about some of them.Roll the video…AIRUAS-RPA Airmanship Training Program provides cadets operationally relevant experiences operating an Aerosonde Mark 4.7 UAS. The program also provides leadership and instructional opportunities for cadets—as they run the program and teach the incoming groups the basics of integrating unmanned systems into military operations. Cadet are brought in from any major, before their sophomore year—getting them in early to get the hands-on experience that they can build upon as they progress in their academics.UAS Research is conducted by three departments—Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering. To supplement the research programs, cadets participate in several competitions throughout the year. This past summer, our team earned 4th place out of 32 teams in the Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) competition in Patuxent River, Maryland.Our Aeronautical Engineering Department also offers a Flight Test Techniques course, where cadets learn the basics of aircraft performance and flying qualities while flight testing in a Cessna T-41 at USAFA and a T-38 at the Air Force Test Pilot School. Many of the course graduates go on to attend the Air Force Test Pilot School as pilots or engineers later in their careers.SPACELearn Space by Doing Space. Similar to the UAS-RPA Airmanship Program, cadets from any major can begin training prior to their sophomore year and continue into leadership and instructional positions. The FalconOPS center controls up to 8 FalconSAT missions a day. When FalconSAT-6 goes on orbit, we’ll have up to 14 missions a day, with cadets taking shifts to monitor the systems, or execute commands to the satellites. In Nov 20120, our Space Systems Research Center (SSRC) launched the FalconSAT-5 into orbit aboard a Minotaur IV from Kodiak, Alaska. The Satellite joined our other satellite, FalconSAT-3, which was launched in 2007. The FalconSAT program is a three-year cycle of designing, building, testing, and then launching a satellite into orbit. Our cadets are currently refining the design of FalconSAT-6, which we hope to launch in July 2014. In April 2009, the FalconLAUNCH program launched a rocket to over 350,000 feet, a world altitude record for university-built rockets.Cadets and researchers in the Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center (SPARC) design cutting-edge weather and atmospheric instrumentation, or payloads for FalconSAT and the International Space Station.In the Center for Space Situational Awareness Research (CSSAR), cadets locate, identify, and track space objects, including debris (or “space junk”) to determine if it may pose a hazard to other space assets. It’s not always routine either. Just last month, FalconSAT-5 had a near miss with some space junk—only 40 meters away—one of the closest misses ever.CYBERSPACE:With thousands of cyber-attacks daily against the Air Force, DoD, and U.S., the mission to prepare cadets for an ever-evolving cyber battlefield has become critical to our nation’s security. Cyber security today is a combination of offensive strategies and technologies as well as defensive tactics in order to prevent attacks stemming from malware, spyware, and bots and to actively protect our critical systems from larger threats that could damage our financial, infrastructure, or communications systems. The Academy Center for Cyberspace Research (ACCR) has been working to prepare cadets for their future as officers on a cyber-centric battlefield. Cadets from any major may take the basic Cyber Operations summer program prior to their sophomore year. Then, cadets may continue into leadership and instructional positions. They also compete in National Security Agency’s Cyber Defense Exercises and various Cyber Capture the Flag Competitions. Computer Science majors may choose a Cyber Warfare track and most (80%) do.Transition: Hands-on Research at USAFA is not limited to just these areas…
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  • MISSION STATEMENT: To educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. The UAS program is a vital part of that experience we provide cadets going into the bold new, changing world we live in.VISION STATEMENT: The United States Air Force Academy … the Air Force’s premier institution for developing leaders of character.The UAS program is a perfect example of how we create a nearly real world leadership laboratory of our cadets.Integrated education, training and research: UAS program provides not only a chance to gain leadership experience and vital training for a new breed of officers, but it allows cadets and faculty invaluable opportunities in research in a growing area for our Air Force and Joint military operations.Support AF/DoD mission priorities: The Air Force has requirements for UAS operators and we have the opportunity and obligation to help mold, educate and train our young officers in this new expanding areaEducate, train, and inspire leaders of character: This is our mission and our ultimate goal. Achieving this will show our success and is not only a obligation to the Air Force but also our nation as well. The UAS has become one of the key weapons for today’s armed forces, therefore we have an obligation to educate and train our officers in this area.
  • IITA is one of two Institutes; UAS Research COE is one of eighteen. s the nation’s top undergraduate research institution, USAFA conducts widely ranging research programs under government and private industry sponsorship. All research conducted at USAFA involves cadets and staff working together on programs that enrich the cadet experience viz our mission to produce leaders of character for the Air Force. UASs, with their myriad technological, military doctrinal and “just war” challenges present a unique means to achieve our mission-driven ends. As such, our UAS/RPA programs very directly and in many ways uniquely support our mission of educating, training and inspiring leaders of character. The Directorate of Education conducts industry- and government-sponsored research, some of which already impacts RPA employment in the Air Force. Such programs are typically focused on ways to leverage existing technologies to achieve military objectives and involve cadets working side-by-side with research professionals. Coordinated by the Academy Center for UAS Research, several of our academic departments perform UAS research in a number of advanced level courses. Such research programs range from behavioral science programs aimed at developing screening criteria for future UAS/RPA pilots to UAS airframe development and autonomy work. Bringing it all together, the airmanship programs use operational and mature unmanned aerial systems as a holistic training device incorporating basic airmanship, tactics, command and control issues, and the difficult choices faced by combat RPA operators everyday.
  • The various UAS-RPA airmanship courses each uses a common remote/split operations (RSO) architecture.The aircraft is launched remotely and then handed off to the cadet instructor and his/her students within a geographically separated ground control station, or “GCS”. Once airborne, the cadets execute a number of tactical training scenarios based on the Pred/Reaper Mission Qualification Training (MQT) syllabi and real-world experiences. Operations involve cadets on the ground as blue- and red-force role players, an Air Operations Center that provides C2 oversight and is also manned solely by cadets, along with two airborne Aerosonde UASs, sharing airspace and providing real-time, full color, full motion video. Scenarios include perimeter security, basic ISR, “buddy lazing” and coordinating airstrikes, SAR and force protection missions. By combining our Air Operations Center, the launch and recovery site, cadet role players in the field and our Mission Element Ground Control Station, we are able to present cadets with comprehensive and realistic tactical scenarios. These scenarios expose our cadets to the full range of UAS/RPA capabilities and challenges, and help to prepare them for real-world issues they will see as tomorrow’s Air Force leaders.
  • [This slide is now hidden, as this material is essentially being covered by MG Poss.]SECDEF Gates Quote: Apr 2008… speech at Air War College: http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1231Gen Schwartz Quote: Jun 2009… http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2009-06-16-drones_N.htm?LTG James Thurmon Quote: Jan 2010… http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123196925Lt Gen Deptula Quote: July 2009… http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/07/23/wus.warfare.remote.uav/index.htmlSenior Ranking officials’ comments about UAS-RPAsIncluded an Army 3-star to show “jointness”They are organized in a “cascading rank order…”Message:  We cannot escape the reality… UAS-RPAs are the future!  Additional Quotes: (not as good as the ones in the slide)ADM Mike Mullen, CJCS:  “We are asking for more capability in unmanned aircraft and ground-based collection systems, including nearly $3 billion to double the procurement rate of the MQ-9 Reaper by fiscal year ’12.”---– Mar 2010 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2010/03/mil-100324-afps03.htm ----------------------------------- SECAF Michael B. Donley:  “In 2000, we projected a fairly small unmanned aerial system fleet in 2020, of less than 80 in our inventory. Of course, today's glide path takes us to more than 380, with the strategic and cultural implications vastly greater than those numbers alone would indicate. “ Sep 2009http://www.af.mil/information/speeches/speech.asp?id=503  
  • MISSION STATEMENT: To educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. The UAS program is a vital part of that experience we provide cadets going into the bold new, changing world we live in.VISION STATEMENT: The United States Air Force Academy … the Air Force’s premier institution for developing leaders of character.The UAS program is a perfect example of how we create a nearly real world leadership laboratory of our cadets.Integrated education, training and research: UAS program provides not only a chance to gain leadership experience and vital training for a new breed of officers, but it allows cadets and faculty invaluable opportunities in research in a growing area for our Air Force and Joint military operations.Support AF/DoD mission priorities: The Air Force has requirements for UAS operators and we have the opportunity and obligation to help mold, educate and train our young officers in this new expanding areaEducate, train, and inspire leaders of character: This is our mission and our ultimate goal. Achieving this will show our success and is not only a obligation to the Air Force but also our nation as well. The UAS has become one of the key weapons for today’s armed forces, therefore we have an obligation to educate and train our officers in this area.
  • Core Curriculum Cyber ContentAll of core CS110 is dedicated to computer and cyber-related topics with a 5-lesson emphasis on Cyber WarfareCadets do NOT use cyber (hacking) tools in CS110, but do learn how to better protect their own PCsECE 315 includes a 12-lesson block on information and signal processing, with 2 cyber-specific lessons -- one lesson includes discussion of Dr. Kamal Jabbour’s “50 Cyber Questions Every Airman Can Answer”DFMI added two cyber-specific lessons to core MSS 200 in the past few yearsCore Physics 215 (General Physics II) covers foundational material on the electromagnetic spectrumOther core courses such as Philos 310 (Ethics) also touch on cyber topics in assigned papers and projectsExisting Cadet Wing cyber training is limited to Commissioning Education lesson on Information Operations (Info Assurance/Computer Security-related)Cyber ElectivesMSS 470 is taken by Military Strategic Studies majorsLaw 440 is taken by Comp Sci majors and Legal Studies majorsPoliSci 495: 10 cadets, many majors, writing research papers,
  • Computer Science major at USAFA covers traditional subjects with programming, networks, architecture, info storage and retrieval. As part of the Comp Sci major, USAFA introduced an “Information Assurance” track for the major in 2004 and renamed it to “Cyber Warfare” in 2008. About 90 cadets have taken this track since 2004.Over 80% of Comp Sci majors choose the Cyber Warfare trackCS438: Comp Sec & Info Warfare focuses on more theoretical aspects of cyber security and includes a cadet research project on a cyber technologyCS468: Network Securityfocuses on applied cyber operations and includes designing, building, and securing a computer networkCS431: Cryptography is math-intense and counts as a math option for the CS major – think of it as a “secret code making and code breaking” course (431 is a prime number, prime numbers are used in cryptography)The number of CS grads has been increasing in recent years unlike the national trend in Computer Science Programs. The chart shows the number of CS majors enrolled after spring registration. Note that this is NOT the number of CS grads in each year. The number of CS majors per class today is: 2011 = 22; 2012 = 31; 2013 = 40 (Typically a few majors drop out in the upper class years)Number of Computer Science majors by class (Spring 2010)
  • CSRPThe NSA has been a great partner of USAFA and pays for obtaining Top Secret security clearances for cadets in the NSA and USCYBERCOM programsNSA provides a visiting faculty member to the Comp Sci department (DFCS)CIA provides a visiting faculty member to the Political Science dept (DFPS)AF MGen Suzanne Vautrinot (USCYBERCOM/J5) has personally mentored USAFA cadets in our summer research program the past two yearsComputer Science, Computer Engineering, and Physics are the primary majors providing cadets to these CSRP programs which are highly selectiveACCRThe Academy Center for Information Security (ACIS) was formed in 2004 and renamed ACCR in 2008ACCR is housed in DFCS with Dr. “Dino” Schweitzer as the full time DirectorCadets are involved in most ACCR research projects -- last year ACCR research resulted in 14 research publications with 4 cadet co-authorsAFOSR = AF Office of Scientific Rsch; AFRL = AF Research LabsDIAP = DoD’s Defense Information Assurance ProgramNRO intends to provide significant new funding to ACCR in FY11
  • Cyber Warfare Club started in 2008Open to cadets of any major – about 30 are very active todayCadets learn hands-on cyber skills (hacking, etc.) on a completely independent & isolated network created by DFCS in Fairchild HallIn the last two years, our best cadets have participated in two competitions against other schools – we expect the number of competitions to grow in the futureDFCS also brings in expert speakers to speak to the club
  • The shortened schedule allows cadets to experience an aviation program and Basic Cyber over their summerDay 1Basic NetworkingAdvanced NetworkingNetwork MappingDay 2Remote ExploitsDenial of ServiceClassified Threat BriefDay 3Web VulnerabilitiesSocial EngineeringPassword VulnerabilitiesDay 4PersistenceWi-Fi ExploitationNetwork DefenseDigital ForensicsDay 5 Capstone Mission
  • This is evolving into an intercollegiate team. 8 slots have limited on season status (meaning they are exempted from intra-mural sports to develop their skills)
  • Green = Undergrad OnlyBlack = Undergrad and GraduateYellow = Undergrad, Graduate, and Cyber Professionals (Hackers too!)
  • Cube-SatePhoton Sieve for imaging the sunFree-FallWanted to determine if the deployment system would work in free fallNot worried about reaching optical tolerancesDeployment system does not work in lab conditions without being offloadedHard to predict free fall behaviors
  • Chemistry Magic Shows“Physics is Phun” ShowsCool Science Activities and EventsMentored MESA TeamsJudged FIRST Lego LeagueSupported FIRST Robotics ColoradoGiven bilingual talks to local schoolsPresentation at MathCountsCool Science FestivalTours of USAFA Labs
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    • 1. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 1 U.S. Air Force Academy Inspiring Officers of Character for Air, Space, and Cyberspace ASA Annual Meeting 12 April 2013 Col Robert ―DASH‖ Kraus Chief Scientist and Director of Research
    • 2. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 2 Today‘s Learning Objectives  Background  USAFA Update  Cadet Programs in Air, Space, and Cyberspace
    • 3. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 3 Mission & Vision MISSION STATEMENT To educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation VISION STATEMENT The United States Air Force Academy… the Nation’s premier institution for developing leaders of character
    • 4. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 4 Athens and Sparta “ The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards.” Sir William Francis Butler 19th Century British Army Officer
    • 5. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 5 USAFA Scorecard World-Class Educational Recognition 5  US News & World Report: #3 Top Public Schools, Nat’l Liberal Arts Univ  #1 Undergraduate-only Management Program  #4 Undergraduate Engineering Program o #2 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical Program o #5 Civil Engineering and Computer Engineering Programs  Princeton Review: top 5% Most Accessible Faculty for last 8 years!  Forbes.com: #2 Best Value College in America 2012  Parchment Top Choice College Rankings: #2 Liberal Arts Colleges  TheBestSchools.org 50 Best Colleges in the United States: Top 10  Air Force Association Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for Aerospace Educ.  Colorado Professor of the Year – 9 of the last 11 years!  8 Fulbright Grants in the last 5 years – Mongolia, Russia, Ireland, India  Class of 2011: Truman & Holaday Scholarships  Class of 2012: 1 Rhodes, 2x Marshall Scholarships, 1 Law  Class of 2012: Post-graduate opportunities -- 117 total, 10.3% of class  Class of 2012: 26 x to Medical School  2012 NSA Cyber Defense Exercise Champions; #2 at Collegiate Nationals
    • 6. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e USAFA Curriculum B.S. = 131 – 146 Credit Hours Majors Courses, 45 Basic Sciences, 27 Engineering, 15 Energy/ Systems, 3 Social Sciences, 21 Humanities, 24 Mil Strat Stud, 6 Phys Educ, 5 6 (STEM, 45)
    • 7. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 7 31 Majors and 3 Minors* Basic Sciences Engineering Humanities Social Sciences Applied Math Aeronautical Foreign Area Studies Behavioral Sciences Basic Sciences Astronautical English Economics Biology Civil Foreign Language* Geospatial Science Chemistry Computer History Legal Studies Computer Electrical Humanities Management Mathematics Environmental Mil Strategy Political Science Meteorology General Philosophy* Social Science Ops Research Mechanical Religion Studies* Physics Systems
    • 8. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 8 Learning-Focused Approach 1. Goals / Learning Outcomes 2. Learning Experiences 4. Feedback 3. Assessment5. Improvement
    • 9. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 9 Class of 2013 Academic Majors Sys Engr Mgt Management Civil Engr Biology Foreign Area Studies Aero Engr MechBeh Sci Econ Ops Research Poli Sci Geo Sci Astro Comp Sci Soc Sci History English Mil Strat Stds Humanities Legal Studies Chem/BioChem Physics Math Comp Engr Basic Sci Sys Engr
    • 10. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 10 Class of 2012 by the numbers Graduate School (117) 40 Nat‘l Comp Scholarships 1 Rhodes, 2 Marshall 3 JFK, 11 MIT, 3 RAND, 1 East-West 5 Endowed 26 Med / 4 Nurse / 1 Dental 19 GSP 15 Acquisition Accession 10 NRO 1 Law, 1 Wx AFSC‘s  Pilot Tng 503  Casual Lt‘s 33  Acq/Contr 103  Intel 75  Logistics 56  Space/Missiles 56  Engineer 54  Cyber 51  Medical Corps 38  Force Support 32  Civil Engineers 32  RPA 30…
    • 11. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 11 AIR UAS-RPA Airmanship UAS Research Flight Test SPACE FalconSAT, FalconOPS SPARC, CSSAR CYBERSPACE Cyber Ops Cyber Defense Hands-On Activities…
    • 12. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 12
    • 13. HQ U.S. Air Force Academy I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e USAFA UAS-RPA Education and Research C1C Katie Tiedemann
    • 14. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e USAFA UAS-RPA Mission Summary  Educate, train, and inspire leaders of character  Highly engaging and integrated training environment within which cadets develop leadership as AIRMEN  Support AF/DoD mission priorities  Meet our customers‘ needs = USAF + nation + world 14 “War is a horrible, horrible, horrible thing. There is nothing good about it, but it is sometimes necessary, and so somebody better be good at it. I am … you better be” –Gen Mark Welsh, in a speech to USAFA cadets “As the [UAS] program has developed we have realized its value extends well beyond UAS-RPA and unmanned ISR. This program uniquely provides USAFA cadets an incredibly realistic air combat experience. I don’t believe any other program here gives our cadets a better glimpse into their futures as air power leaders. ” –Lt Gen Gould, USAFA/CC
    • 15. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 15 USAF Academy UAS-RPA Programs Research Institute for Information Technology Applications UAS Research Center of Excellence Operations Airmanship Programs [AETC] UAS-RPA Programs Overview
    • 16. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e USAFA UAS-RPA Timeline  2009: Viking 300 (Bosh Global Services)  June 2009, 25 cadets completed AM-200  Sept 2009, 24 cadets completed AM-201  2010: Scan Eagle (BGS lead, Insitu)  June 2010, 24 cadets completed AM-202  90 cadets completed AM-200, 45 upgraded to IP  2011: Aerosonde Mk 4.7 (BGS lead, AAI)  45 cadet IPs completed delta training  AM200: 250 cadets (180 summer, 70 during school year)  31 IPUG students  Capacity is 300/year basic course; 48/year IPUG  2012: Aerosonde Mk 4.7 (BGS lead, AAI)  52 cadets enrolled in IPUG  AM200: 250 cadets  2013: Presume direct award to BGS with GOCO  Viking 400  2014+: AETC
    • 17. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 17 UAS-RPA Airmanship  AM-100 – BCT - Familiarization for every cadet in all airmanship programs - 1000+ Cadets  AM-200 – Intro to UAS-RPA/ISR Ops (Summer, Fall, Spring) - Basic RPA flight operations, concepts basic TTPs - ~180 Cadets Summer, 72 Cadets (max) Fall, 72 Cadets (max) Spring  AM-201 – UAS-RPA/ISR Mission Planning/Execution (Fall) - C2 Concepts, dynamic TTPs, armed ISR in a joint environment - Target: 48 Cadets  AM-202 – Integrated UAS-RPA/ISR Operations (Spring) - Flight instruction techniques and procedures, leadership - Target: 48 Cadets
    • 18. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e USAF Academy UAS-RPA Airmanship Program LAUNCH SITE GCS TACTICAL ROLE PLAYERS AOC / TOC
    • 19. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e UAS-RPA Operations Cycle 19 Target Tasking UAS LRE Ops Cadet Sensor Operator Control & Assessment Assessment & Targeting, Kinetic Ops UAS Recovery, Intellige nce Dissemination, L2 Mission Tasking and Prep MCE/LRE Handoff Procedures Mission Programming
    • 20. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e USAFA Cadet UAS-RPA Program Value  Leadership laboratory  Exposure: realistic/dynamic tactical environment  Opportunity to integrate Airpower at USAFA: transformative, open-ended, relevant!
    • 21. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e “Unmanned systems cost much less and offer greater loiter times than their manned counterparts, making them ideal for many of today’s tasks.” -- Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense “The capability provided by the unmanned aircraft is game- changing.” -- Gen Norton A. Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the Air Force "Unmanned aircraft systems continue to significantly improve our war efforts, and demand for these specialized systems continues to rise." -- LTG James D. Thurman, USA, V Corps Commanding General "The future of how you use these unmanned systems or remotely piloted systems is really unlimited.” -- Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR The Future is Now…
    • 22. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e USAFA UAS-RPA Mission Summary  Educate, train, and inspire leaders of character  Highly engaging and integrated education, training, and research  Support AF/DoD mission priorities  Meet our customers‘ needs = USAF + nation + world 22
    • 23. U.S. Air Force Academy I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Cyber Education, Research, and Training 12 April 2013 C1C Michael Winstead Computer Science
    • 24. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Cyber Education @ USAFA Core Curriculum – All Cadets  Cyber in the Core Curriculum  CS110: Intro to Computing -- 5 lesson CW emphasis (Info security, cryptography, cyber warfare/crime, def cyber ops)  ECE315: Principles of AF Electronic Systems – 2 lessons (Digital Comm, Circuit & Packet Switching, Cyberspace definitions)  MSS 200: Military Theory and Strategy – 2 lessons (Cyber in mil strategy; AF culture, conduct, & cyber capabilities)  Cyber Electives  MSS 470: Information and Cyber Operations  Law 440: Cyber Law  Poli Sci 495: Cyber Security Policy and Politics
    • 25. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Cyber Education @ USAFA Comp Sci-Cyber Warfare Major  USAFA Computer Science Major  Programming, computer architecture, networks, operating systems, information storage and retrieval  Computer Security and Information Warfare taken by all  Cyber Warfare track chosen by 80% of Comp Sci majors  Requires two specific Computer Science electives  Network Security  Cryptography  # of Comp Sci majors:  2013: 31  2014: 38  2015: 36 Graphic credit: www.dailygalaxy.com
    • 26. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Academy Center for Cyberspace Research  Academy Center for Cyberspace Research  Mission is to develop cyber innovators  Director + 2 senior researchers + 2 teaching faculty to download regular faculty conducting research  $850K/yr from DoD sponsors:  DARPA, DIAP, AFOSR, NRO, NSA  Involve students in research through  Independent studies  Course projects  Cadet Summer Research Program
    • 27. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Student Cyber Research  Every CS cadet conducts research project in Information Warfare class  Teams of 2 with faculty mentor  Work on real project: inception through reporting  Every project presents poster at CSURF  2-3 publish and present at CS conferences  Sample project: detecting keyboard pattern password  Independent study  Work one-on-one with faculty  Work toward a publication
    • 28. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Cyber Training @ USAFA  Provide Cadets hands-on opportunity to learn  Created 500+ Node Training Range to practice against  Training material developed internally from Operational Experiences  Starting with the class of 2015, ~1/4th of the Cadet Wing will receive some additional Training in Cyber  Cyber Warfare Club since 2008  125 cadets in all majors; 30 very active  Isolated network to practice cyber ops  Hands-on cyber training modules  Opportunities to compete  AF, DoD, & industry speakers
    • 29. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Basic Cyber Training  Basic Cyber (Cyber 256) Objectives  Motivate cadets toward AF career  Understand cyber vulnerabilities  Develop cadet leadership skills  First offering Summer 2011  Developed by CS Dept faculty  Taught by faculty and 1-deg cadets  Taken by 83 new 3-deg cadets  Changes for Summer 2012  150% more throughput: 210+ students  Shortened schedule: 5 days  Completely led by cadets
    • 30. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Cyber Competition Team  1* - Nathan Hart (Captain), Frank Adkins, Josh Christman, Luke Jones, Mike Winstead  2* - Chase King, Sam Kiekhaefer, Keane Lucas, Chad Speer, Ryan Zacher  3* - Kevin Cooper, Ryan Good, William Parks, Chris Parsons, Evan Richter
    • 31. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 2012 Cyber Competitions  Mar 2012 Rocky Mtn (@Denver) Collegiate Cyber Defense—1st of 7  Apr 2012 2nd of 109 teams nationally National Collegiate Cyber Defense (@ San Antonio)  Apr 2012 Won NSA Cyber Defense Exercise (+ grads)  Sep 2012 1st of 331 undergrad teams US/Canada NYU Poly CSAW CTF!!!  Oct 2012 – Hack.LU (2nd of 80+ US/Canada) 17th of 575  Nov 2012 5th place NYU Poly CSAW CTF finals  Nov 2012 – 4th of 75 worldwide, top US, RWTH CTF  Dec 2012 – Top US team, #4/75 worldwide in RWTH CTF  Dec 2012 – 49th of 494 worldwide, Positive Hack Days
    • 32. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Cyber @ USAFA Summary  USAFA provides basic cyber education to every cadet  Comp Sci-Cyber Warfare majors enter the AF with a deep understanding of cyber technologies and operations  Basic Cyber training greatly increases cyber operations exposure and is available to all cadets  Advanced, hands-on cyber training and competitions are available to interested cadets, regardless of major  USAFA is educating, training, & inspiring future Air Force officers of character for cyber operations
    • 33. U S A F A Space Systems Research Center 33 Space Systems Research Center (SSRC) Overview David J Barnhart Lieutenant Colonel, USAF SSRC DirectorMartin E.B. France Colonel, USAF Permanent Professor & Head Steven Hart Bernard Schriever Chair for Astronautics 33
    • 34. U S A F A Space Systems Research Center SSRC  ―Learn Space by Doing Space‖ • Real-world, Hands-on Experience • “Cradle-to-Grave” Space Missions • Mission Concept Selection & Design • Payload and Subsystem Development • Assembly, Integration & Testing • Launch & On-orbit Operations • Program Management  Support DoD space science and technology objectives as well as operational concepts! • Real US Air Force Program • Pursue Real DoD science and future concepts • Corporate Air Force funding investment 12/4/2012 34 FS-3 T-VAC tests at Kirtland AFB FS-5 first contact, Nov. 20, 2012 Our graduates are educated, trained, and inspired to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace
    • 35. U S A F A Space Systems Research Center FalconSAT Development 12/4/2012 35 Flight Model – Environmental, functional & operational testing – Ship to launch site, integrate with booster, ready for launch! – Launch and execute mission! Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Structural Engineering Model – Mech/Vibe testing-no avionics – SEM I and II tests – Parts procurement – Critical sub-system risk reduction tests Avionics Test Bed – Supports software, key sub-systems and payload development and test – Ground Station development and mission readiness
    • 36. U S A F A Space Systems Research Center FalconSAT-3  Launched 8 Mar 07, 5.7 yrs on orbit  Orbit: 560 km circular orbit, 35.4° inclination  Test & demo advanced space propulsion  Collect plasma sensor science data  600+ cadet operators since launch 12/4/2012 36
    • 37. U S A F A Space Systems Research Center FalconSAT-6 Real DoD space program executing space physics experiments, maturing space technology, and repeating FS-5 propulsion demonstration! SPCS-2: SSA Tech Experiment Busek HIPE: Ionospheric Propagation USAFA/DFEC Two thermal radiators added 15‖ motorized Lightband separation system M5-FCE: Solar Array Tech Maturation LM-SSC/ASI CME: Contamination Characterization NGAS CERBERUS: Thruster Plume Detection USAFA/DFP Two thermally isolated solar arrays BCR, Radio, ADCS, and CPU improvements 12/4/2012 37
    • 38. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 38 FalconSAT-7  Cube Sat 10x10x30 cm  Photon Sieve  Zero-g tested  Planned Aug ‗14 launch
    • 39. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 39 STEM Outreach  National Crisis  USAFA Center for K-12 STEM Outreach and Research  Established 2010  Reaching 25,000+ students per year  ―All of the Above‖ approach
    • 40. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 40 STEM outreach by Departments • Summer Seminar • Tours, workshops for kids, civic groups • Solicit / coordinate external funding for K-12 STEM outreach from local / National sources • Lead and coordinate local K-12 STEM outreach via CCESSE (501.c3) • Create and export scalable, flexible model • K-12 STEM forum for faculty support USAFA K-12 STEM OUTREACH CENTER Personal outreach by Faculty and Cadets • Tours, workshops for kids, civic groups USAFA STEM mission at undergrad level • Recruiting and admissions • Curriculum • Professional development You can’t have this… …Without this.
    • 41. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Effective, Clone-able USAFA / CCESSE Partnership 41 • USAFA K-12 STEM Outreach Faculty Council • ~$1M input from NDEP • 3rd annual K-12 STEM Educator Bootcamp: July 2012 • Helping Other communities
    • 42. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 42 Final Thoughts “Man’s flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge”
    • 43. I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e 43I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e

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