U.S.

August 1, 2013

Academy ranks among US top colleges

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) — The U.S. Air Force Academy is ranked today as one of the top universities in the nation with the latest rankings from Forbes.

Forbes released its annual best college rankings July 24, listing the Academy as the 31st best university in the nation. The U.S. Military Academy ranked 7th and the U.S Naval Academy came in at 28th in the nation.

“The U.S. Service Academies all scored well in the Forbes list alongside some very impressive schools,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, the Academy’s Dean of the Faculty. “I think that’s a great testament to the kind of students and faculty we draw to the military academies. We continue to focus on offering our students a world class education that is combined with leadership development unmatched on the planet.”

The top-ranked school is Stanford University, with Pomona College coming in second and Princeton University ranking third.

The rankings are calculated by Forbes and the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity and are based on a numerical formula which assesses each school in the following categories: post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rates and competitive awards.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

AF releases vision for development of autonomous systems

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a vision document June 22 written by its former chief scientist which helps define a path to increased and effective autonomy. Autonomous Horizons, authored by Dr. Mica Endsley, provides direction and guidance on the opportunities and challenges in the development of autonomous systems for Air Force operations, and...
 
 

OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

  WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information (PII). Within the last year, the OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to it...
 
 

Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

  FORT LEE, Va. (AFNS) — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations. During the campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. “This marks our...
 

 

Air University announces plans for a Cyber College

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — During a recent speech at the City of Montgomery (Alabama) Kiwanis Club, Air University Commander Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast announced plans for an Air Force Cyber College. After thanking the Montgomery community for their support of Maxwell Air Force Base, June 2, Kwast detailed Air University’s plans to...
 
 

Don’t get hooked by phishers

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Fast cash promises on popular social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are causing major problems for service members. Phishing scams have continued to evolve in an attempt to keep up with progressing technology. Today, some phishing scams have been using social media outlets to fool users into revealing sensitive and...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Women’s AF history expands with new four-star

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In Air Force history a legacy has been written, by women, for women. The walls of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial are filled with stories of historic and iconic women from all U.S. m...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>