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NPS Professor Publishes Politics of Space Security Book NPS Professor Publishes Politics of Space Security Book
Posted 9/8/2008 9:16:30 AM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Professor Clay Moltz, a Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) National Security Affairs Department faculty member, poses next to his recently published book, The Politics of Space Security: Strategic Restraint and the Pursuit of National Interests (Stanford University Press, 2008). Moltz wrote his book after studying the implications of space becoming an increasingly crowded, and perhaps dangerous, place. (Released)

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Mechanical Engineering Student Receives Bronze Star Medal Mechanical Engineering Student Receives Bronze Star Medal
Posted 9/8/2008 9:15:03 AM, US Navy Photo by Javier Chagoya.

Lt. Michael Jay Tozzi, a surface warfare officer and Mechanical Engineering master’s student at the Naval Postgraduate School, received the Bronze Star Medal for exceptionally meritorious service during Operation Iraqi Freedom, at a special ceremony in the International Flag Garden, Aug. 5. “I sat on the Navy Awards Board before coming to NPS, and I can tell you that for a U.S. Navy lieutenant to receive this Army award is rare and very noteworthy,” said Dean of Students Capt. Kathryn Hobbs in officiating the ceremony. “In fact, it’s something pretty miraculous.” (Released)

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NPS Explores Educational Collaboration With Prominent Jordanian Business College NPS Explores Educational Collaboration With Prominent Jordanian Business College
Posted 8/29/2008 1:01:31 PM, US Navy Photo.

From the left, NPS Provost Leonard Ferrari, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Warren Tichenor and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chair and namesake of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business, part of the German-Jordanian University, take a break from meetings to pose for a photo. (Released)

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NPS Hosts International Security Conference in Nation’s Capital NPS Hosts International Security Conference in Nation’s Capital
Posted 8/18/2008 9:37:28 AM, US Navy Photo by MC2 Kellie Arakawa.

Rear Adm. Lee Metcalf, Director of the Global Maritime Situational Awareness National Office (at the podium), discusses the organization’s global maritime mission during a panel discussion with Maj. Gen. Herbert Altshuler of the U.S. Africa Command (seated left), State Department Senior Conflict Prevention Officer Cynthia Irmer and Naval Postgraduate School Prof. Frank Barrett at the 2008 Globalization and Maritime Security Conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day workshop, hosted by the NPS Security and Globalization Effects Initiative, provided a forum for international researchers and leaders to discuss issues related to globalization effects and maritime security. (Released)

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Computer Science Faculty Win IEEE Best Paper Award Computer Science Faculty Win IEEE Best Paper Award
Posted 8/18/2008 9:35:15 AM, US Navy Photo by Prof. Craig Martell.

A faculty team from the Naval Postgraduate School Department of Computer Science has won the best paper award at the Second IEEE International Conference on Secure System Integration and Reliability Improvement (SSIRI) held in Yokohama, Japan, July 14-17. The winning paper by Professor James Bret Michael (left rear) and Associate Professors Man-Tak Shing (front right), Doron Drusinsky (right rear) and Thomas Otani (front left), “Validating UML Statechart-based Assertions Libraries for Improved Reliability and Assurance,” developed the vision of star alumnus Dr. Butch Caffall, now director of NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility. Caffall earned his master’s (Software Engineering, 2003) and doctoral (Software Engineering, 2005) degrees through NPS’s distance learning program while at the Missile Defense Agency and NASA, and was promoted to chief architect and technical director for the Command, Control, Battle Management, Communications element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System while in the M.S. program. (Released)

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