2012 Information Assurance Internship Program

Information Assurance Internship-Summer 2012

An exciting summer internship opportunity for undergraduate students in Information Assurance at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RI) under the auspices of the Air Force Senior Scientist for Information Assurance.


The Information Directorate seeks outstanding undergraduate students for paid research internships. The summer 2012 internships focus on the science of mission assurance in a cloud computing environment, with emphasis on assuring Air Force mission essential functions in a contested environment. We invite applications from juniors and seniors in mathematics, computer engineering, electrical engineering, physics and computer science.


We seek to investigate information assurance at all six phases of the information life cycle:

  1. Information generation
  2. Information processing
  3. Information storage
  4. Information transmission
  5. Information consumption
  6. Information destruction

We aim to develop mathematical representations of critical functions, decompose them into atomic elements, define the relationships among elements, assess fractal properties of subsystems and systems, identify potential vulnerabilities and risks, and develop mitigation strategies for assured operation in a contested environment.

Interns will work on teams with government mentors to research vulnerabilities and threats, participate in facilitated discussions, solve complex problems, present and discuss solutions, and write and submit reports on time.


Candidates who hold US citizenship and qualify for a Department of Defense security clearance may apply by emailing a resume, an unofficial transcript of grades, a 100-word biography, two letters of recommendation and a headshot photo to iast@rl.af.mil no later than 2 December 2011. For more information contact: IAST 315-330-4370.

For more information visit AFRL Information Directorate at wpafb.af.mil/afrl/ri.

reference: Dr. Kamal Jabbour, ST & Dr. Sarah Muccio, “The Science of Mission Assurance” Journal of Strategic Security Volume IV Issue 2 2011, pp. 61-74.

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Feel free to contact Regina Recco with questions on the logistics of this internship.

Regina Recco, Contractor (ITT)
Director of Operations, IA Internship Program
Office of the Senior Scientist for Information Assurance
Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate
525 Brooks Rd
Rome NY 13441