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Cyber Command Hiring Event – Secure the Cutting Edge

Air Force Civilian Service is holding a hiring event August 28 in Silver Spring, MD in support of Cyber Command!  Workforce management, operations, intelligence, administration support, IT ,and legal: We are looking to fill dozens of amazing civilian jobs.  

In addition to AFCS, other organizations in attendance include Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and Secretary of the Air Force/ Civilian Operation. 

Continue reading to learn just how cool working with us could be….

‘The Ultimate Mouse Hunt’ – AF Civilian Cyber Security Experts Protect America

By Kathleen Murray, AFPC Talent Acquisition Division

Washington, D.C. – The security of every organization and every industry is at risk … or under attack. We hear about a new cyber vulnerability or data breach daily. America’s adversaries are increasingly sophisticated.  We must be better, faster, more agile, and more resilient.

This requires the dedication and ingenuity of the smartest people on the planet.  The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is on the front lines of this fight, standing shoulder to shoulder with the very best civilian and uniformed specialists to protect the United States Air Force in cyberspace.

Computer engineers, network specialists, data managers, security specialists, and cybersecurity professionals are in an ongoing “hunt” to keep Air Force cyber systems, infrastructure, and digital information secure from would-be attackers and known adversaries. It’s not a physical fight. Some would argue it’s a fight even more important than the one with bombs and bullets.   

What better time than October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, to highlight the extraordinary tools, efforts, and achievements of Airmen and their Civilian colleagues?

Mini Crypto Chip – The importance and necessity of secure communications for the Air Force is clear. We need to be able to speak with Airmen in the field without the messages being intercepted. With technology advancing at supersonic speeds, we need a new way to keep information secure in every situation. The Mini Crypto Chip is a small encryption device that protects data using a unique “key.” It allows the Air Force to control and keep track of vital equipment without the risk of that information being intercepted. It can be used by unmanned drones or robots to transmit sensitive data. Even if the chip itself is lost, the data itself remains secure. On the front-lines, in the air, or behind the lines, the Mini Crypto Chip can be used without adding weight or bulk, using less power than a hearing aid.

The Mini Crypto Chip is a more powerful encryption device than the so-called “unbreakable” Enigma machine of World War II. All that power packed into the size of a cracker. And developed through the work of contract managers, engineers, and communications experts at AFCS.

Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapons Systems – Cyberattacks aren’t just focused on IT networks; they can jeopardize the effectiveness of weapons. Our work makes sure those weapons stay fully operational and secure. The traditional safety measures that systems use must be adapted to the complex requirements of each of the Air Force’s weapon systems. This effort requires the very finest minds working together: program managers, cyber risk analysts, IT professionals, systems integration engineers, acquisition experts, and designers and developers. At AFCS, we are working together toward a mission that couldn’t be more important—the nation’s security.

Integrated Cyber Platform – The coolest, most powerful tools in the world will only get you so far if they can’t ‘talk’ to each other. That is why the Air Force is developing the Cyber Mission Platform (CMP), a central, unified dashboard that allows all the Air Force’s cyber tools, all over the world, to communicate and work together to create the strongest protection against cyber threats of any kind. It involves some of the most complex programming for the most vital mission you can imagine.

This project would be impossible without the AFCS’s dedicated team to oversee and manage its development.

We are AFCS, the 170,000 civilians who support and sustain the Air Force with our talent and our dedication—a dedication to the same mission as those in uniform—to defend our nation and protect our values. We are passionate, focused, and driven by this awesome responsibility, and together with the men and women who serve, we are now and will remain a force to be reckoned with.

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This article was originally posted October 9, 2017.