C4I and Cyber Center Attributes

Strengths
Our center works in a broad spectrum of research interests, such as, sensing and fusion, C4 architectures, communications and signal processing, command support and intelligent systems, modeling and simulation, and information systems. In addition, the Center’s leading edge work in probabilistic ontologies, information fusion, C2-Simulation interoperation, probabilistic forecasting, applied cybersecurity and cyber policy have established the Center as a significant research contributor in the Intelligence Community. The Center provides a bridge between Mason faculty expertise and the needs of the Defense and Intelligence communities’ information technology users and research organizations. The Center conducts active outreach programs to government and industry, and is a leading contributor to NATO, AFCEA, STIDS and ICRRTS conferences.
 
 

Mission
The Center will perform advanced research in military information technology, where it will be recognized as a premier source of knowledge and innovation and will be relied upon by military and civil authorities for advice and assistance. It will serve to provide a bridge between military requirements in IT&E areas of expertise including cyber policy and the faculty who possess and practice that expertise.
 
 

Goals

• Provide an intellectual base for the C4I & Cyber area
• Integrate theories and results across disciplines for more understanding at the systems level
• Impact the synthesis and analysis of C4I & Cyber systems

• Bridge cultural gaps among government, industry and academia in C4I & Cyber