Repko joined Virginia Tech in 2011 as RDT senior research fellow. Repko's experience includes 27 years of service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves which includes assignments in space operations, modeling and simulation, war game and exercise support, budgeting and programming; as mobilization assistant both at Air Force Space Command as well as on the U.S. Strategic Command staff; and at headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon. In 2004, Repko deployed to Iraq with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing as chief of staff and vice commander. Since 2009 he served as senior advisor for cyber operations and transformation for the U.S. Air Force where he was responsible for leveraging existing cyber programs and policies and developing new transformational strategies paramount to supporting priorities in air, space, and cyber operations. Repko served as a functional expert collaborating with the Department of Defense, federal government organizations, and private industry on how to effectively integrate cyber capabilities with current operational forces within the Air Force.
Repko will be responsible for developing new strategic collaboration with commercial and federal partners in cyber security research. He will also be affiliated with the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology which is responsible for intelligence and defense research and education at Virginia Tech.