ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, AT&T is supporting the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program. This year, AT&T has continued its generous support with a donation of 325 3G SIM cards for use in AT&T air card devices used by participants during the CyberPatriot Defense Competition.
AT&T, a long-standing source of network-enabled technology solutions for federal government, has provided the SIM cards for the last three years to ensure teams have sufficient bandwidth needed to prepare for the competition. Without these SIM cards, many of the current teams would be unable to participate.
CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch said, "Our CyberPatriot supporters are essential to our success and AT&T continues to go above and beyond to ensure that our teams have the resources to compete. We appreciate the investment and initiative AT&T has taken to educate America's youth in cybersecurity and defense."
The contribution to CyberPatriot was made through the AT&T Aspire program, AT&T's signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.
The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. In addition to AT&T, CyberPatriot is graciously supported by Cyber Diamond sponsors Cisco, Microsoft, USA Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors URS, Splunk, and Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and University of Maryland University College.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 100,000 members. Visit AFA at www.afa.org.
SOURCE Air Force Association