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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

Northrop Grumman gift to Virginia Tech supports leadership in national security

May 07, 2015

Northrop Grumman has committed $750,000 to support a Hume Center faculty fellowship and Corps of Cadets scholarship aimed at creating leaders who are poised to solve the national security challenges of the 21st century.

Annual Colloquium Highlights Undergraduate Research

May 06, 2015

More than 25 Virginia Tech undergraduates presented research as part of the annual SAIC National Security Education Program Colloquium.  The students participate in the Hume Center’s Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Scholars program, which helps students develop the skills and connections needed to work in the national security community. 

Hume Center Deputy Director Speaks at Cyber Conference in Saudi Arabia

Apr 30, 2015

Mark Goodwin, the Hume Center's Deputy Director and COO, spoke this week at the National Symposium for Command and Control and Cyber Security held at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.   Goodwin spoke of the critical shortage in engineers trained to combat the threat of cyber crime, and how the Hume Center is working to address this challenge in the U.S.

Hume Center forms partnership to launch Amateur Radio payload on Geosynchronous 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 geosynchronous 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. 

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