Evaluating the Effectiveness of Air Force Foundational Cyberspace Training
Graduate research project
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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Each Airmans 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 Airmens 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.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Forces and Organizations