U.S. Air Force Internship Program


The U.S. Air Force’s Premier College Intern Program (PCIP) targets individuals currently enrolled full time in college who are seeking a dynamic career with the Air Force Civilian Service. Premier Interns will have the opportunity to access special projects using cutting edge technology, while under the mentorship of senior managers. They will experience a 3-day Symposium to introduce them to the Air Force, Air Force Civilian Service, networking, and training (centrally paid for by AFPC). The paid 12-week internship will occur during the summer of their junior year (before heading into Senior Year). Upon graduation and program requirement completion, a Premier Intern may be converted to further developmental positions (i.e. PAQ) without further competition.

To be eligible for one of these internships, you must meet the following requirements

· U.S. Citizenship

· Enrolled in an approved, full-time program pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree (Juniors only)

· Minimum 2.95 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale

· Have one year of full-time hours/credits left in degree program

· Live near or are willing to move near one of the internship locations (which includes Scott Air Force Base, IL)

· Ability to obtain and maintain security clearance (Air Force will fund the clearance)

If you are interested in this opportunity and you meet the eligibility requirements, please email the following to afpc.fm.cft@us.af.mil, subject line “Premier College Internship”.

· Updated resume with your current phone number, physical address and email address

· CURRENT transcript (unofficial is fine for now) with Spring 2017/Summer 2017 grades included

· List of preferred locations

· Professional area(s) of interest

For more information, contact:

Financial Management Career Field Administrators


550 C Street West, Bldg 493

JBSA-Randolph, TX 78150

Phone: 210-565-2595

Email: afpc.fm.cft@us.af.mil

U.S. Bank Awards three Cybersecurity Scholarships to UMSL students

Save the date:

Wednesday, October 11 from 10.00-11.00 am in 103A Anheuser-Busch Hall


U.S. Bank has awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 3 of our cybersecurity students – David Autry ($5,000), Vii Maurice Bishop ($2,500), and Alan Alyas ($2,500).

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 11 from 10.00-11.00 am in 103A Anheuser-Busch Hall. Senior managers from U.S. Bank will be in attendance and David Autry will make a short acceptance speech. I would greatly appreciate your attendance at this ceremony to recognize our students. Coffee cakes, mini-scones, mini-danishes, and coffee/tea will be served as refreshments. UMSL Daily will cover the event.

Here are brief biographies of the scholarship awardees.

David Autry is pursuing the Master of Science in Information Systems at the University of Missouri – St. Louis as well as the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. He has a passion for technology and taught himself programming and assembly language as a youth. He has designed and written an application that transforms two-dimensional magnetic resonance images of a human brain into a three-dimensional model. He plans to complete an internship in cybersecurity in service of a government agency before branching out into the field to help curb cyber threats to organizations and individuals. He has excelled throughout his academic career earning Latin honors distinction in his undergraduate degrees.

Vernon (Vii) Maurice Bishop is pursing the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He is an alumnus of UMSL having graduated Cum Laude with the Bachelor of Arts in Music. His interest in cybersecurity stems from years of practice analyzing and processing data as well as his natural inclination towards mathematics. He is particularly interested in a career in penetration testing to help protect sensitive information from malicious attacks. Vii plans to earn professional certifications in the field and to give back to society with his professional skills.

Alan Alyas is pursuing the Master of Science in Information Systems at the University of Missouri – St. Louis as well as the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. He is an alumnus of UMSL having earned the Bachelor of Music Performance degree. Alan believes his background in music has enabled him to become a successful cybersecurity analyst as both have taught him to practice his craft on a daily basis and to use critical thinking and problem solving skills. His natural trait for understanding the behaviors and reactions of people to certain problems and situations enables him to appreciate the human and social engineering aspects of cybersecurity.

UMSL to lead the Midwest Association of Information Systems 2018 Conference

Dr. Maurice Dawson from the department of Information Systems will Chair the 2018 Midwest Association of Information Systems conference to be held at UMSL.

Midwest United States Association for Information Systems
13th Annual Conference
May 17 – 18, 2018
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri – St. Louis

The 13th Annual Conference of the Midwest AIS will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, and is sponsored by the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). MWAIS 2018 will provide an intimate environment to facilitate the sharing of ideas, and close interaction among participants. About 100 participants are expected from throughout the Midwest US, the neighboring states and Canadian provinces, and beyond.

Dr. Maurice Dawson will be the Conference Chair

Program co-chairs are Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani and Dr. Kailash Joshi from the department of Information Systems.

Please visit: https://mwais2018.org/ for more information


Federal IT/Cybersecurity Job Fair in Maryland

Please visit https://www.caecommunity.org/news/federal-techcyber-hiring-recruitment-event

This is the first-ever, government-wide IT and cybersecurity federal hiring event. The event will be held November 6th to 7th at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland.

There are currently more than twenty federal agencies including four intelligence organizations (FBI, CIA, NSA, and NGA) working collaboratively to recruit, interview, and hire for hundreds of IT and cybersecurity positions.

Cybersecurity Virtual Career Fair

UMSL Cybersecurity, Information Systems, and Computer Science students are strongly encouraged to participate in the CAE Virtual Career Fair

The National Centers of Academic Excellence is hosting a Virtual Career Fair, sponsored by CyberWatch West and the National Science Foundation, on October 13, 2017, from 9:00am-2:00pm PT.

The job fair will connect students from CAE designated schools with employers looking to fill internships, part-time positions, and full-time positions. Each student will be required to upload a resume before attending the CAE Virtual Career Fair.

Students in Cybersecurity degrees from schools designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C), Cyber Defense (CAE- CD), Cyber Operation (CAE-CO) are invited to register at NO COST.

Please visit https://www.caecommunity.org/news/cae-virtual-career-fair-registration-now-open and click on “Job Seeker Registration”


STLCyberCon 2017 @ UMSL

STLCyberCon 2017 – Conference and Career Fair

November 17, 2017 from 8am to 4:30pm



STLCyberCon 2017 is a cybersecurity conference for students, researchers, practitioners, and job seekers bringing together ideas and people from around the St. Louis region. It features presentations, panel discussions, and keynotes by distinguished speakers.

Along with the conference, there is a cybersecurity and IT related Career Fair attended by major employers. Both the conference and career fair are free and open to the community.


Free and open to the community at large and all UMSL students

12:00 to 3:00pm

Summit Lounge, JC Penny Conference Center

Formal attire required

Join the STLCyberCon reception and networking event at 3:30pm in JC Penny Conference Center Lobby

UMSL hosts CyberPatriot Recruitment Event

The Midwest Cyber Center organized a CyberPatriot recruitment event at UMSL on Sep 23, 2017.

The event was intended to excite middle/high school students towards STEM programs and to encourage children to participate in CyberPatriot X competition. CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six-hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.

The Midwest Cyber Center’s recruitment event was a smaller version of the upcoming CyberPatriot competition. We will bring in Military Cyber Professionals Association – St. Louis Chapter (MCPA) to help run the games. We will use members from Scott AFB as our volunteers to help the children participate in the games as well and answer any technical questions.

This event was a great example of strong community partnerships within the region aimed at fostering Cybersecurity talent!

  • UMSL – contributing facility/computer lab/ food and beverages as well as prizes
  • Military Cyber Professionals Association – St. Louis Chapter (MCPA) – contributing software and running games
  • Scott AFB – contributing volunteers to help children navigate the software and answer technical questions that arise
  • Midwest Cyber Center (MC²)– Event POC and promoting event

The event was designed as “Capture the Flag” (CTF) games by Jason Scott who was the competition lead. Volunteers from Scott Air Force base mentored the students during the competition. A CTF is an event during which students come together to compete against one another in an effort to test and expand cyber-security skills and awareness. Participants were challenged with cyber-security related puzzles from categories like network exploitation, cyber forensics, cryptography, steganography, programming, reverse engineering, and cyber trivia.

Winrock Int. Farmer to Farmer ICT Assignment: AEMIP063-AET


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From November – December 2016, a former cyber security graduate student Dan Redden was awarded approximately $4000.00 for Assignment: AEMIP063-AET, Agriculture Programs Software Training for the Institut Supérieur Agronomic et Vétérinaire de Faranah (ISAV/F) and Students in Faranah, Guinea.

Redden provided technical assistance at Guinea’s largest agricultural university by training professors to use an online open source database system. This system was to allow the university to go from a paper to a paperless environment. The system’s that Redden implemented provided two different options to the university to be able to store their documents. Redden also provided hardware and software needed for the assignment that was not available at the university to allow for an easier integration of the new applications.

View Winrock International volunteer opportunities at https://www.winrock.org/join-us/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/

UMSL Students Attend AFCEA St. Louis Chapter



Left to Right. Damon Walker (UMSL), Todd Nelson (UMSL), Col. Terrence Adams (USAF), Dr. Maurice Dawson (UMSL), Omar Salih (UMSL), Tony Born (UMSL)

On Thursday, 16 February 2017 I had the pleasure of addressing the AFCEA Scott-St. Louis Chapter I had the pleasure of presenting the NSA & DHS CAE cybersecurity program at University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). At this event, undergraduate and graduate students were in attendance.

Visit the AFCEA Scott-St. Louis Chapter at https://scott.afceachapters.org/