The Air Force Association has recognized SAIC with the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for its contributions to aerospace education and its support of CyberPatriot, the national high-school cyber-defense competition.
The award honors outstanding achievements of men and women throughout the Air Force, government, academia and aerospace industry. SAIC shares the award with the University of Texas at San Antonio for its founding partnership and Northrop Grumman for its presenting sponsorship of CyberPatriot, which was designed to excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders, and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates.
“We are honored to receive this award for our support of CyberPatriot,” said Cox, who was recently named to the board of directors at CyberPatriot. “Our nation faces a real challenge in ensuring our youth are inspired and prepared for an ever more cyber-connected economy requiring a new level of cyber readiness, vigilance and security. We applaud the AFA on their CyberPatriot vision and commitment to create the largest and fastest-growing high-school cyber-defense competition.”