Cyber harnesses the ingenuity of our more than 4,000 digital native cadets, innovating ways to revolutionize our employment of cyber technologies and directly influence the capabilities that our Air Force employs. The partnerships built here allow us to educate and train officers who enter the Air Force ready to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and effectively integrate operations in all three mission domains: air, space and cyberspace. The future of cyber is bright with possibilities.

 - Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria ’85, 20th Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy

 

Cyber at USAFA

Cyberspace is the newest frontier for today’s war fighter, and the cyber programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy help cadets prepare for its complex future.  

The U.S. Air Force Center for Cyber Innovation will bring together Air Force CyberWorx, the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Innovation and the Academy’s Department of Computer and Cyber Sciences under one roof. This collaborative force will attract a variety of problem solvers — cadets, industry leaders, academics and military operators — to educate, design and develop effective solutions for the war fighter.

The United States Air Force Academy Endowment’s fundraising efforts will ensure the expansion of the Academy’s cyber capabilities, reach, and ultimately, impact. Gifts made to support Academy cyber programs will equip modern labs, enhance cyber-related curriculum for cadets, and create the infrastructure to manage projects for capstone courses and research opportunities.

 

Cyber at USAFA News

Through research, design sprints and real-world problem-solving, cadets at the Air Force Academy will prepare to be cyber warriors in the new Center for Cyber Innovation.

With a planned new building focused solely on cyber, the U.S. Air Force Academy is poised to prepare cadets for important cyber careers while addressing strategic Air Force goals.

A class of Air Force Academy cadets have came up with a novel solution to keep track of and solve cyber issues for Air Force Space Command - mobile and online applications that use a chat room, user ratings and other features more commonly found on social media than in a military network.

 

Artist renderings of the Center for Cyber Innovation exterior and interior