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Raytheon-Sponsored Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Kicks Off; David Wajsgras Comments

The Raytheon-sponsored 2016 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for 2016 will start Monday in an initiative to educate and develop both current talent and future generations of cybersecurity workers. “Now more than ever before, the U.S. and countries around the world are connected by global information networks,” David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and …

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Northrop Grumman Announces 2016 CyberCenturion Competition Finalists

Northrop Grumman has announced the 10 qualifying teams that will vie for the 2016 CyberCenturion Competition championship. The company said Friday the finalists will face off on April 26 at The National Museum of Computing after they made it through three rounds of cybersecurity challenges in the past four months. Northrop and Cyber Security …

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MIT-NASA-Boeing Team to Roll Out Systems Engineering Certificate Program; Marc Nance Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with NASA and Boeing to launch by summer an online program that seeks to provide the engineering workforce with continuing education and training on systems engineering. MIT Professional Education will deliver four courses under the certificate-based Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods …

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Huntington Ingalls Division Awards STEM Grants to Mississippi, Alabama Schools


Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded grants worth approximately $100,000 to support 25 science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects at elementary, middle and high schools in Alabama and Mississippi. “These grants allow students to implement STEM knowledge into these projects, while having fun in learning and interacting with each …

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Mitre to Support Auburn University’s Drone Pilot Training Program

Auburn University has partnered with Mitre to carry out a training program for unmanned aerial system operators, Tech Alabama reported Tuesday. Travis Leder writes Mitre will help the university’s UAS flight school to familiarize itself with drone-related regulations established by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Additionally, Mitre and the University of …

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Raytheon, SMU Form Cyber Research Partnership

Raytheon and Southern Methodist University have formed a partnership to collaborate on research, offer internship opportunities and support other education initiatives in the field of cybersecurity, the Dallas Business Journal reported Friday. Danielle Abril writes the partnership builds on Raytheon’s work with SMU’s Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security at the Bobby B. …

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