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Hume Center/CACI Partnership Launched

Jun 10, 2016

The Hume Center held a reception this week to celebrate the launch of a new partnership in cybersecurity with CACI International. Dignitaries from both Virginia Tech and CACI attended the event, which featured tours of the lab facilities housed at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, demonstrations by Hume Center graduate students, and remarks by CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Asbury, Hume Center Director Dr. Charles Clancy, CACI Senior Vice President Glenn Kurowski, and Virginia Tech Associate Vice President for the National Capital Region Dr. Sanjay Raman.

During the five-year partnership, CACI will be an anchor partner in the Hume Center's Cyber-Physical System Security (CPSS) program, with a focus on cybersecurity for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The partnership will help to underwrite research and the Hume Center's CPSS Lab, and provide industry mentoring and research support for undergraduate and graduate students.

Under the terms of this agreement, CACI will be working closely with academic experts and students at the Hume Center to develop curriculum, research initiatives, and support projects focused on cybersecurity threats to platforms, specifically including UAVs. This partnership will help both organizations meet the pressing demand for highly trained, highly skilled national security professionals.

Mr. Asbury said, "The threat of cyber attacks on platforms like unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as industrial control systems, vehicles, and even weapon systems, grows more pressing every day. At CACI, we take great pride in helping customers counter these threats, and we are exceptionally proud to be developing the next generation of national security leaders through this partnership with the Hume Center and Virginia Tech."

Dr. Clancy said, "We are extremely excited to be working with CACI as an anchor partner in our CPSS program. Their commitment to innovation from today's youth, post-graduate opportunities in national security, and focus on the benefits of research to mitigate key national security threats makes this a unique match that will help our students and faculty stay on the cutting edge of innovative national security technology and practices."