[ISN] [infowarrior] - Opening for USAF Chief Scientist

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Thu Dec 23 04:15:50 EST 2004

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 13:57:57 -0500
From: Richard Forno <rforno at infowarrior.org>
To: Richard Forno <rforno at infowarrior.org>
Subject: [infowarrior] - Opening for USAF Chief Scientist 

From: Gene Spafford

Season's Greetings, everyone!

Please share this with your colleagues, and repost to mailing lists
where you think it will be seen by appropriate candidates.

I am passing on information about a position where a person with the
right qualifications can make a big difference in computing R&D,
including issues of cybersecurity, data collection/fusion, HCI,
communications, real-time operating systems, pattern recognition,
reliable computing, and a host of other areas.

The Air Force Laboratory, Information Directorate, has an opening for
its chief scientist.  The URL for the official announcement is
<http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=25882034>.  I am
enclosing a portion of the job description and qualifications, below;
see the official announcement for full details.  The short form of the
job description starts off "Serves as the Air Force principal
scientific and primary authority for the technical content of the S&T
portfolio related to information systems and science for the
advancement and application of information systems science and
technology...."  (The position is limited to US citizens and nationals
by its nature.)

I have been involved with the folks in AFRL/IF for several years now.
They have some outstanding researchers and facilities, including a
great new building and lab space, and they are working on really
important (and difficult!) problems that have impacts on national
defense, law enforcement, university research and the private sector.
The main facility is located in Rome, NY.  This is a beautiful area of
the country (especially if you enjoy a few months of real winter with
skiing, skating, and snowball fights :-) with affordable housing and
relaxed surroundings.  The position pays well, and is a senior

The job duties description includes the following: The Information
Directorate conducts USAF research, exploratory and advanced
development activities in knowledge based technologies, computer
science and technology, collaborative environments, signal processing,
information fusion and exploitation, command & control decision
support, aerospace connectivity, networking, information management
and cyber operations.  The Chief Scientist provides scientific
leadership, advice and guidance throughout the Laboratory on research
plans and programs in core area and related technologies.  The Chief
Scientist serves to focus research and development efforts associated
with the interrelated group of technologies and strengthen the
in-house activities of the laboratory.  Conceives, plans, and
advocates major research and development activities; consults with the
laboratory director, the laboratory chief scientist and the technology
director and staff concerning the total research program and results;
monitors and guides the quality of scientific and technical resources;
and provides expert technical consultation to other AFRL directorates,
DOD agencies, universities and industry.  Position requires an
internationally recognized authority in information systems science
and technology with the ability to conceive and conduct advanced
research and development.  The incumbent must make significant
contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field as
evidenced by numerous important scientific publications and by
citation of the work by others.

Qualifications include the following: The candidate must have at least
three years of specialized experience within the broad area of
information systems science and technology as applied to areas such
as; battlespace awareness, dynamic planning and execution, and global
information enterprise with specific research experience in areas that
support these broad topics such as information fusion and
exploitation, predictive battlespace awareness, information assurance,
cyber operations, communications & networks, effects based operations,
collaborative enterprises, modeling and simulation, intelligent
agents, machine reasoning, information management, or intelligent
information systems.  At least one year of this research experience
must demonstrate that the candidate has leadership experience in
planning and executing difficult research activities resulting in
outstanding attainments in information systems science and technology;
or planning and executing specialized programs of national
significance in exploratory and advanced development of information
systems science and technology.

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