Philanthropy

Genesys Works Expands IT Internship Program to National Capital Region; George Newstrom Comments

Genesys Works has expanded its information technology internship program for high school students from low-income families to Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The non-profit organization will collaborate with Fairfax County public schools to carry out the expansion which was made possible partly through AT&T‘s $500,000 contribution, Genesys said Monday. George …

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Leidos Sponsors Washington Wizards’ Military Night; Roger Krone Comments

Leidos sponsored the Washington Wizards’ Military Night game versus the Miami Heat at Verizon Center on Wednesday. The Reston, Va.-based company donated $100 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for every blocked shot a piece during the season under the Defending the Rim program, Leidos said Tuesday. “We’re excited that, through our continued …

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Two Healthcare Firms Pledge Support for USAID TB Diagnosis, Treatment Programs

The U.S. Agency for International Development has partnered with healthcare companies Janssen and Cepheid in an effort to increase diagnostic technology and medicine access for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. USAID said Thursday Janssen has pledged to donate as much as $20 million in cash and pharmaceutical products to the anti-TB effort while Cepheid agreed to provide a …

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Northrop Grumman Donates Nearly $3M to UMD Cybersecurity Program; Sandra Evers-Manly Comments

Northrop Grumman has donated $2.76 million to the University of Maryland as part of an effort to offer cybersecurity curriculum to junior and senior students. UMD will use the gift to expand cybersecurity instruction and program administration, learning environment, scholarships and campus facilities for the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students …

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HP’s Marilyn Crouther: Military Personnel, Families Get Support at ‘Boot Campaign’

Five Texas women launched Boot Campaign in 2009 with the intent to promote awareness of the challenges that military personnel encounter during and after active duty, Forbes reported Tuesday. “It feels like there’s a sincere community at Boot Campaign,” Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager of the U.S. public sector …

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Northrop Grumman, Nat’l Science Teachers Association Unveil STEM Program for Teachers

Northrop Grumman and the National Science Teachers Association have launched a new education initiative intended to build up the teachers’ science, technology, engineering and math instruction skills. The Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy is designed to equip middle school science, engineering and technology teachers with an understanding of what skills …

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Microsoft Donates $1M for Naval Academy Foundation’s Cyber Studies Building; Chris Cortez Comments

Microsoft has donated $1 million in gift to the Naval Academy Foundation as additional funding for the construction of a cybersecurity studies building. The Naval Academy Foundation plans to build a five-story, 206,000-square-foot facility for handling classified materials, the Naval Academy Alumni Association said Thursday. “Our support of the center …

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Federal CTO Megan Smith to Receive Nonprofit Org’s ‘Charging Buffalo’ Award Sept. 16

Megan Smith, U.S. chief technology officer since September 2014, will receive the New York State Society of Washington D.C.‘s “Charging Buffalo” award at the organization’s Buffalo Nite event Sept. 16 in Washington. The nonprofit organization gives the award to city natives or those it deems “friends of Buffalo” in recognition of their career …

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James Clapper to Keynote UMUC September Cyber Gala

The University of Maryland University College will host a gala Sept. 12 to raise funds in support of UMUC Foundation’s scholarships for cybersecurity students and honor key people in the field of cybersecurity. UMUC’s 2015 Cyber Gala will feature National Intelligence Director James Clapper as keynote speaker. The university will also present the Pioneer Award in …

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