Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded the 2010 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award by the Air Force Association (AFA), in recognition of its contribution to aerospace education. Recently, Northrop Grumman was a sponsor of CyberPatriot, a cyber wargame used to prepare future cybersecurity professionals.
“We are proud of our entire CyberPatriot team, and appreciate Northrop Grumman for 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 recognizes AFA’s strong commitment to education and we are honored to have Northrop Grumman share our vision for this important cyber education initiative.”
The CyberPatriot competition allows high school students from across the country to compete in a cyber wargame. Northrop Grumman announced in May that it would be a presenting sponsor and provide coaching and mentoring to students.
“Northrop Grumman is honored to receive the Vandenberg Award,” said Linda Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. “We are committed to supporting STEM and as a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions we believe it is our responsibility to help build the pipeline of qualified cyber professionals.”