Hacking For Defense

Join the H4D Seminar in National Security Innovation and work on teams to solve real problems for the NSA, FBI, DIA, Army, Navy, etc.  This class is a 3 credit course where you will learn how to perform requirements engineering on a multidisciplinary team.  Previous students who have particpated have started a business, secured co-ops, developed capstone projects, conducted independent studies and continued working on funded research.

The Fall 2020 course will be offered as a flex course on Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 9:20pm in the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIH - 1600) and online.  

Register now on SIS

Saunders (Business) - MGIS 589-02

Golisano (Computing) - CSEC 559-02 or CSEC 659-02 for graduate students  

H4D national website at https://www.h4d.us/

Fall 2020 Projects

The following projects have been confirmed 

Small But Mighty Packing Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs)

Providing Real-Time Intelligence to Mission Teams Operating in the Field

Accessing Genomic Meta-Data

Protecting Department of Defense Installations from Small Drones







For more information, please contact James Santa at jnsdar@rit.edu




Spring 2020 Project Archive

The following projects have been confirmed 

Small But Mighty

Talk Threat to Me

Planning a Refuel

But Dealing with Large Unbalanced Data Sets



Fall 2019 Project Archive

Spring 2019 Project Archive

Fall 2018 Project Archive