Education

AT&T’s Jill Singer Delivers Commencement Speech at University of West Florida

Jill Singer, vice president of national security for AT&T‘s global public sector business, spoke at the University of West Florida’s fall 2018 commencement ceremony held Saturday. She earned both her bachelor’s degree in computer science and master’s degree in systems analysis from the university, UWF said Friday. Singer also serves as a trustee …

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George Mason University Opens GovCon-Focused Academic Center; Jerry McGinn Quoted

George Mason University’s School of Business has opened an academic facility dedicated to government contracting research, training and collaborative efforts. The Center for Government Contracting will host courses, activities and programs meant to help students, companies and agencies build GovCon competencies, the university said. The center will conduct its inaugural …

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AT&T, Learfield Partner to Extend Tech Innovations to Higher Education Institutions

AT&T and Learfield Communications’ Campus+ division have partnered to develop and deliver new educational technologies and career opportunities for students in higher education institutions. AT&T said Monday it will coordinate with administrators and other campus stakeholders to address various challenges in on-campus learning, as well as customize academic resources for …

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Leidos-Managed Federally Funded Research Lab Enters STEM Education Partnership

A Leidos-managed federally funded laboratory has partnered with the Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology in an effort to expand access to science, technology, engineering and math programs at higher education institutions within Frederick County, Md. The center said Monday it will use the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research’s …

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Leidos Announces Education Support Efforts; Roger Krone Quoted

Leidos is providing education and training services to help students and workers develop their skills and empower the country’s workforce in support of the White House’s Pledge to America’s Workers program. The company said Wednesday it will develop learning programs encompassing apprenticeships, continuing education, reskilling, on-the-job training and work-based education …

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Raytheon’s Barbara Borgonovi Calls for New Talent Mgmt Approach to Address STEM Employment Gap

A Raytheon vice president has urged defense companies and agencies to modify their approaches to recruit, identify and retain employees who possess science, technology, engineering and math skills, Signal Magazine reported Wednesday. “For years, we’ve heard about the challenge that we don’t have enough college students that are going to …

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DoD Awards Four Grants for Manufacturing Engineering Education Support

Battelle Education, Clemson University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining have received grants with a combined total of $5.7M under a Defense Department engineering education effort. The recipients will use the funds to administer educational programs in the manufacturing engineering area under …

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Engility Awards Cybersecurity Scholarships to Four Military Veterans; Lynn Dugle Quoted

Engility has awarded cybersecurity scholarships to four military veterans under the CyberWarrior program’s summer 2018 installment. Veterans Jonathan Cervantes, Clint Lovell, Maria Mena and Davide Giovanni Zampieri will receive career development opportunities, training, educational materials and certifications provided under the scholarships, the company said Tuesday. A ceremony took place Tuesday at the TechNet Augusta …

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