ARLINGTON, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the formation and initial composition of the CyberPatriot Board of Advisors, chaired by Dr. Paul G. Kaminski. CyberPatriot is an AFA initiative to create the National High School Cyber Defense Competition. The Board of Advisors is an experienced group of senior leaders who can support AFA in achieving the goals of CyberPatriot through their extraordinary combined expertise. Additional appointments to the Board will be forthcoming.
CyberPatriot, entering just its second year as a national program, is expanding rapidly because of its unique model. It combines online education and preliminary competition rounds delivered over the internet, proceeding to in-person finals held in conjunction with AFA National Symposia. Designed to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders and other technically educated students the nation so desperately needs, the goal for the 2010-2011 school year is 1,000 teams, reaching 100,000 students, culminating in the first-ever AFA CyberFutures Conference on 1-2 April 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD.
"I am honored to be able to lead this exceptionally talented group of individuals in supporting CyberPatriot," said Dr. Kaminski. "I can think of no more critical imperative today than securing our nation's cyber infrastructure, and CyberPatriot will make a huge contribution toward that goal by attracting the talented people we need to do just that."
"We are extremely grateful to have the talent, expertise, and energy of this extraordinary group adding momentum to the CyberPatriot program," said S. Sanford Schlitt, Vice Chairman of AFA's Board of Directors for Aerospace Education. "They expand their already incredible contributions to our national security now and into the future."
Members of the CyberPatriot Board of Advisors announced today are:
Chairman, Dr. Paul G Kaminski is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technovation Incorporated. He also is the Chairman of the Defense Science Board and the RAND Board of Trustees, and serves on the FBI Director's Advisory Board and President's Intelligence Advisory Board, where he is leading a Cybersecurity review. In addition to numerous other Boards, Professional Societies and Advisory Panels, Kaminski served as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that position, he was a highly-decorated officer in the Air Force for 20 years.
Larry D. Cox is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intelligence & Information Solutions (IIS) business unit of Science Applications International Corporation. Prior to SAIC he was Vice President of Signals Intelligence Strategy at Lockheed Martin after the company he founded, ORINCON Sygenex Incorporated, was acquired by Lockheed Martin in 2003. Previously, Cox spent three years on Capitol Hill as a professional staff member with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a decade at NSA. He has served on numerous government and industry advisory boards, and is a Panel Member of the NSA Advisory Board.
Lynn Dugle is President of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, which designs, delivers, secures and supports highly critical intelligence and information system missions in the U.S. and abroad. Before joining Raytheon in April 2004, she held officer-level positions with ADC Telecommunications and Texas Instruments. She has two undergraduate degrees from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Texas, Dallas.
Dr. Christopher B. Howard, the President of Hampden-Sydney College, is one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy. A Rhodes Scholar, he earned his Doctorate in politics at Oxford University and a MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. An Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, he was called to active duty during 2003 in Afghanistan where he was awarded a Bronze Star. He serves as the Reserve Air Attache to Liberia.
Lester L. Lyles is the CEO of The Lyles Group. He chairs the "Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program" committee of the National Academies and the DoD Military Leadership Diversity Commission. Lyles was a member of The President's Commission on U.S. Space Policy and the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee. He serves on the Defense Science Board and President's Intelligence Advisory Board. During a distinguished 35-year career in the U.S. Air Force, General Lyles served in many senior leadership positions including Commander, Air Force Materiel Command; Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force; and Director of the Defense Department's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.
Judith A. Miller is the former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Bechtel Group, Inc. Miller is currently a member of the Defense Science Board and a member of the Executive Committee and Council of the American Bar Association Litigation Section. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the U.S. and as a member of Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. From 1994 to 1999, Ms. Miller served as General Counsel for the Department of Defense. She was formerly a partner with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C., and has clerked for Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart. Miller graduated summa cum laude from Wisconsin's Beloit College and received her law degree from Yale Law School.
Linda Mills is Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector and a member of the company's Corporate Policy Council. She was awarded the Northrop Grumman CEO Leadership Award in 2000, 2001 and 2005, and she was listed as one of "Washington's Top 100 Tech Titans" by the Washingtonian Magazine in 2009. Mills was also recently honored with the 2009 Woman of the Year Award by Learning for Life and the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council. This award recognized her career of a wide range of achievements and leadership, as well as her dedication to helping the community increase the number of young people entering the technology field. Mills is a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Illinois College of Engineering. She is a member of various professional organizations including the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical Engineering.
Arthur L. Money is president of ALM Consulting. Former positions include Assistant Secretary of Defense and the Department of Defense CIO, as well as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development, and Acquisition. Prior to that, Money was VP and Deputy General Manager of TRW's Avionics and Surveillance Group and held various positions with ESL Inc. (a subsidiary of TRW) from 1972 to 1994, including President from 1990 to 1995. Money is the first Chairman of the FBI's Science and Technology Advisory Board appointed in September 2003.
Harry D. Raduege, Jr., is Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation. Raduege retired after serving 35 years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in the areas of technology, including telecommunications, space, information and network operations. He served more than 17 years in joint duty assignments. In his last position, he led Department of Defense net-centric operations as the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Manager of the National Communications System, and Commander of the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO). Raduege also serves as co-chair of the CSIS Cybersecurity Commission for the 44th Presidency.
Lou Von Thaer is President of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and Corporate Vice President of General Dynamics, a position he has held since March 2005. He currently serves as the chair of General Dynamics Business Development Council and served on the Corporate Excellence Committee from 2005 to 2008. He is a member of the Defense Science Board and he serves on the Engineering Advisory Council for Kansas State University and chairs the Cyber Security Council for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) as well as serving on its board of directors.
CyberPatriot's expansion to full nationwide deployment was made possible by a generous grant from Presenting Sponsor Northrop Grumman. The program also benefits from the support of Founding Partners: the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) at the University of Texas at San Antonio, creator of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), who provides the platform for the competition with their patent-pending commercial cyber defense trainer, Cyber NEXS. Strategic Partners General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Microsoft Corporation, and the Raytheon Company have also pledged significant multiyear support for the program.
For more on CyberPatriot, see: http://www.afa.org/CyberPatriot/.
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