For Immediate Release
July 14, 2010
AFA Announces 2010 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced that Northrop Grumman, the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) were selected for the prestigious 2010 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award, recognizing contributions to the field of aerospace education through their support of the CyberPatriot program.
CyberPatriot, presented by Northrop Grumman, is the national high school cyber defense competition designed to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders. The award will be presented at AFA’s Air & Space Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Sept. 13, 2010.
Northrop Grumman is the thought leader in cybersecurity with the foresight to become AFA’s indispensable partner in the expansion of the CyberPatriot program.
SAIC, a founding partner of CyberPatriot, provides the platform for the online and in-person competitions with their patent-pending CyberNEXS cyber defense trainer – the engine that powers CyberPatriot.
Also a founding partner of CyberPatriot, CIAS at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is creator of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and leader in infrastructure assurance training. CIAS provides the academic component of CyberPatriot.
“We are proud of our entire CyberPatriot team, and appreciate their support of CyberPatriot and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education,” said Joe Sutter, Chairman of the Board for AFA. “The Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award represents AFA’s strong commitment to education, and this year’s award recognizes team members that have demonstrated they share this vision for this important cyber education initiative.”
Established in 1948, the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award is one of the Air Force Association's top awards. It is given in recognition of the most outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace education.
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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