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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

Hume Center forms partnership to launch Amateur Radio payload on Geosychronous Satellite

Apr 27, 2015

The Hume Center, Millennium Space Systems, and the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) have formed a partnership to launch an amateur radio payload into space on a geosychronous satellite planned for launch in 2017.

"A Communications Jamming Taxonomy" to be published by IEEE Security & Privacy

Apr 27, 2015

An article authored by Hume Center and Wireless@VT students and faculty Marc Lichtman, Jeffrey D. Poston, SaiDhiraj Amuru, Chowdhury Shahriar, T. Charles Clancy, R. Michael Buehrer, and Jeffrey H. Reed has been accepted for publication by IEEE Security and Privacy. 

Virginia Tech Ground Station Receives First Images

Apr 09, 2015

The Virginia Tech Ground Station has begun initial NOAA weather satellite imagery experiments.  During initial survey of the RF environment, NOAA satellite data was decoded using software defined radio showing earth weather imagery.  

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Cybersecurity Applications Open

Apr 02, 2015

Electrical & Computer Engineering in collaboration with the IT Security Lab (ITSL) seeks applicants for a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Cybersecurity.

Hume Center seeks Blacksburg-based Project Manager

Mar 25, 2015

The Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech seeks applicants for a Project Management position supporting a portfolio of sponsored research for defense- and intelligence related clients. The Center’s research portfolio includes wireless communications, electronic warfare, signals intelligence, aerospace systems, cybersecurity, and big data.

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