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COMPUTER and CYBER SCIENCES

Develop computer-based skills and abilities that can be applied in all Air Force career fields.

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The Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences helps cadets develop computer-based skills and abilities that can be applied in all Air Force career fields. After graduation, you might find yourself operating combat communications capabilities or maintaining and defending computer and communications networks. Computer and Cyber Sciences majors who become pilots have the advantage of greater insight into their aircraft and weapons systems, which are highly dependent on software.

The department is home to nearly 25 faculty members—who teach more than 1,400 cadets each year— and the Academy Center for Cyberspace Research (ACCR) which conducts research in cyber warfare, information assurance, unmanned aerial systems, and cyberspace education.

The department is a National Security Agency National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber operations and cyber defense education.

Graduating cadets have opportunities to pursue advanced degrees at the Air Force Institute of Technology or at other internationally known institutions.

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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December 1, 2020

Cadet joint domain exercise incorporates cyber, proves successful

by Ashley D. Murphy, Strategic Communications U.S. Air Force Academy cadets successfully accomplished the first run of the Joint All Domain Environment (JADE) exercise - including cyber as an additional, critical domain. During the exercise, cadets acted as members of an Air Operations Center (AOC), directing two other cadets as remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilots during an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission leading to a simulated kinetic strike on an ISIS leadership meeting. Cadet Cyber Team members served as a cyber effects cell and cyber liaison officers who were providing cyber ISR to help track the target, and identify who was actually at the meeting....

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July 13, 2020

USAFA Recognizes Class of 2020 Top Graduate

On Thursday 9 July Lt Gen Silveria recognized the USAFA Class of 2020 Top Graduate, 2Lt Zack Bailey during a small ceremony in Polaris Hall. Lt Bailey was also recognized as the Outstanding Cadet in Mechanical Engineering, the Outstanding Cadet in Engineering and the Outstanding Cadet in Academic Performance. Lt Bailey is a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship and is on his way to King’s College London in the fall. Congratulations Lt Bailey!

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June 8, 2020

‘Why limit yourself?’: Cadet combines majors to make Shakespeare more accessible

Ray Bowden, June 8, 2020 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- A cadet’s project has the potential to benefit next year’s crop of English students as they wade through the works of William Shakespeare. Cadet 2nd Class Brynn Sulte, a computer science and English major, created a database to help other students at the Air Force Academy analyze more than 150 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet. “The goal is to make this database available in a classroom setting and develop it more broadly for research,” she said. Daniel Couch, an English professor at the school, said Sulte’s...

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