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Accession Number ADA562742
Title Evaluating the Effectiveness of Air Force Foundational Cyberspace Training.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 75p
Personal Author A. L. Wimmer
Abstract Each Airman's actions on the network impact the ability to execute the broader Air Force mission. The Air Force instituted cyberspace training during initial training programs and introduced the 'Cyber Wingman Philosophy' to guide Airmen's daily cyberspace conduct. This paper examines the effectiveness of cyberspace training established for all Active Duty Air Force officer and enlisted members. Specifically, it summarizes current training, reviews the mechanisms established to evaluate the effectiveness of that training, and determines if current training programs are meeting the desired training goals. The research uses a twofold approach. First, it applies inductive research to analyze the existing training and evaluation mechanisms. Second, it includes a survey mechanism to model the attitudes of individuals who have received training. The research concludes that the next step in Air Force cyberspace training is to determine the effectiveness of the training. Analysis revealed the need to establish clearly defined objectives for Air Force Foundational Cyberspace Training; complete a pre-post attitude assessment survey; and inclusion of curriculum developers in the process and feedback to both curriculum developers and cyberspace users is crucial. Cyberspace is critical to Air Force operations and the quality of the training should mirrors the importance of the mission.
Keywords Active duty
Air force operations
Air force personnel
Air force training
Computer networks
Cyberspace training
Enlisted personnel
Officer personnel

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62B - Computer Software
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Graduate research project.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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