For Immediate Release
November 1, 2010
AFA Welcomes Boeing Executive to CyberPatriot Board of Advisors
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced that Steve Oswald, Vice President and General Manager of The Boeing Company’s Intelligence and Security Systems division, will be joining the Board of Advisors for CyberPatriot, the nation’s one-of-a-kind cybersecurity competition.
CyberPatriot was designed to excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders. It is now in its second year as a national education program and has more than 3,250 high school students registered to participate.
The program’s Board of Advisors is comprised of an experienced group of senior leaders who can support AFA in achieving the goals of CyberPatriot through their extraordinary combined expertise.
Steve Oswald has a history of significant work with computer network defense. Currently, Oswald is responsible for providing integrated solutions for the intelligence community and homeland security customers.
Prior to this assignment, Oswald was vice president and program manager of Boeing’s Space Shuttle Program, supporting United Space Alliance and NASA in the operation of the shuttle system. Before joining Boeing in 2001, Rear Adm. Oswald, U.S. Navy, Retired, served as Deputy Commander of the JTF-CNO, a Washington-based Joint Task Force for Computer Network Operations responsible for the defense of more than three million Department of Defense computers and their associated networks.
“Securing the nation’s cyber infrastructure is an extremely indispensable task and continues to grow in importance,” Oswald said. “I am honored to be able to join CyberPatriot, which is making a huge contribution toward attracting talented people to a very important career field.”
“Steve joining the Board and bringing his level of expertise will further enrich the CyberPatriot program,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. “We gratefully welcome him to our Board, which supplies an abundance of energy and talent that greatly contributes to the growth of this imperative education initiative.”
CyberPatriot is presented by Northrop Grumman, with founding partners SAIC and the CIAS at the University of Texas-San Antonio.
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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