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K-State Today

September 20, 2018

AFRL Research Talk with computer science

By Kelly Bruna

The computer science department will host an AFRL Research talk with Erich Devendorf from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in DUE 0093. 

Devendorf is the director of the Advanced Course in Engineering and an AFRL Early Career Award recipient. As a computer engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, Devendorf addresses challenges at the boundaries between air, space and cyberspace. His research and development efforts have a mission focus, with an emphasis on transforming the composition of the cyber domain. Devendorf advocates a fundamental shift away from homogenous systems to heterogeneous entities designed to complete the mission. He has participated in weapons systems cyber vulnerability assessments and is a member of the AFOTEC Cyber Blue Book team.

Devendorf is working on the development of theater-scale cyber war games to explore the impact and limitations of cyber as a tool of national policy. These war games support his interest in the doctrine and strategy required to seize the burgeoning cyber revolution in military affairs. He has participated in military exercises in support of the cyber aggressors. This experience has shaped his design and execution of holistic military training that includes exercises that require cross-domain effects executed against an asymmetric adversary. These exercises interweave the kinetic and cyber domain to provide immersive training in support of operational objectives.

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