Hewlett Packard Enterprise Joins AFA's CyberPatriot Program as Newest Sponsor

Feb 18, 2016, 09:24 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association today announced Hewlett Packard Enterprise as the newest CyberPatriot Cyber Silver sponsor.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, Hewlett Packard Enterprise technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

"We are proud to be the newest CyberPatriot corporate sponsor; it is exhilarating to be working with America's youth who aspire to become tomorrow's cyber security leaders, keeping America strong, safe and free," said Major General (Ret, USAF) Earl Matthews, Vice President of Enterprise Security Solutions, U.S. Public Sector, Enterprise Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

"CyberPatriot is honored to work with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to provide STEM education opportunities to students in order to create a strong and diverse cyber workforce for the future," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. "With the support of generous corporate sponsors like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, CyberPatriot is able to grow the next generation of cybersecurity experts that our country needs."

CyberPatriot is AFA's flagship youth program that educates, excites, and inspires high school, middle school, and elementary school students to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which will be having its National Finals Competition in Baltimore, Md., in mid-April. There, the top teams from across the country will vie for the title of National Champions, as well as have an opportunity to network with industry professionals.

CyberPatriot, the nation's largest and fastest growing youth cyber education program, is the Air Force Association's flagship STEM initiative dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth and exciting students toward careers in STEM. Students in the program gain valuable knowledge from the expertise of CyberPatriot's many supporters, including the Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot's presenting sponsor. Other program sponsors include Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T Federal and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors Facebook, Riverside Research, Splunk, Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors the Air Force Reserve, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, and University of Maryland University College.

For more information about CyberPatriot, please visit www.uscyberpatriot.org.

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.


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