Auburn Engineering researchers are working to develop technologies that enhance the security of people, property and information. The efforts guard against threats that are man-made or acts of nature. This includes research in unmanned systems, missiles and satellites; hardened concrete and projectile proof materials; as well as unique expertise in modeling and simulation and power generating systems. Auburn University has been recognized by the U.S. National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and by the Federal Aviation Administration as a National Air Transport Center of Excellence for Research in Intermodal Transport Environments. Auburn Engineering faculty members also are developing the next generation of autonomous vehicles, air and ground, for enhanced national security and safer more efficient ground transport.