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The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech's research, education, and outreach programs focused on the communication and computation challenges of the national security community. Education programs provide mentorship, internships, scholarships, and seek to address key challenges in qualified US citizens entering federal service. Advanced research programs focus on signals intelligence, electronic warfare, cybersecurity and analytics, and aerospace systems.

Latest Center News

SAIC Donates $750,000 to Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology

Nov 04, 2014

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) announced that it will donate $750,000 to Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology over the next five years. SAIC’s donation will specifically support the Hume Center’s Education Program and Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.

Danfeng Yao named L-3 Communications Cyber Faculty Fellow

Oct 07, 2014

As part of the ongoing partnership between L-3 Communications and Virginia Tech, Danfeng "Daphne" Yao joins Hume Center Director Charles Clancy in being named an L-3 Communications Cyber Faculty Fellow.

Senator Tim Kaine visits Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington

Sep 24, 2014

Director Charles Clancy briefed US Senator Tim Kaine and VT President Dr. Timothy Sands on the work of the Hume Center and our important mission in education and research that serves the nation's defense and intelligence communities.   

Black joins the Hume Center as Associate Director of Research for Aerospace Systems

Sep 17, 2014

The Hume Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Black as its first Associate Director of Research for Aerospace Systems.  In this role, he will oversee the centers growing portfolio of research in unmanned aircraft and spacecraft, including the design and construction of a new ground station to facilitate small satellite missions.   

Hume Center seeks Members of the Technical Staff

Sep 12, 2014

The Hume Center is seeking applicants for research staff members to support a growing body of research programs in signals intelligence and electronic warfare.  People with interest and experience in software radio, signal processing, and embedded computing are of significant interest.

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