What We Do

The Secretary of Technology and its agencies are responsible for the efficient and effective use of information technology to simplify government operations, advance technology applications to improve public services, and drive the innovation economy through the Commonwealth's leadership.

The Secretary of Technology oversees the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA), the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) as an auxiliary to the IEIA, and the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA).

Celebrating Technology in the Commonwealth

COVITS 2017 - Richmond

Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and CIO of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe presented the annual Governor’s Technology Awards at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond. Seventeen awards were presented in nine categories from state and local government and education.

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New Free Video Series Showcases Cybersecurity Careers

As the Internet, computers and smart devices become increasingly integral to our lives, the need for ensuring the security of our networks, devices and data has become more critical and the demand for cyber workers more pressing. The cybersecurity field offers high paying, high demand jobs with high worker satisfaction. A shortage of more than 1.5 million cybersecurity workers globally is predicted by the year 2020. (Global Information Security Workforce Study, 2015)

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The Virginia Space Grant Consortium is a coalition of NASA Centers, universities, state educational agencies and other institutions with a strong commitment to education, workforce development and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Learn more about the VSGC at www.vsgc.odu.edu.

Virginia Expands Cybersecurity Training for Veterans in Bid to Fill Vacant Positions Statewide

Roughly three months after it began, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Cyber Vets Virginia initiative to retrain veterans to work in the tech sector is expanding with the addition of two academies this spring, said state officials who hope the program will grow even further.

Announced on Veterans Day 2016, the Virginia governor’s plan focuses on filling vacant cyber and tech jobs. 

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Congratulations to Virginia Tech for winning the Virginia Cyber Cup

In the Virginia Cyber Cup Capture the Flag, competing teams will tackle problems in scenarios designed to model real-world computer security challenges across a range of categories that includes cryptography, network traffic analysis, reverse engineering, steganography, and more.

This competition is hosted by the Virginia Cyber Range. 

Winners of the 2017 Cup


Virginia is for Unmanned Systems Lovers

This self-driving vehicle, programmed by Blacksburg-based Torc Robotics, started its journey with three drivers and an engineer on July 7 in Washington, D.C., headed west to Seattle, returned to Richmond and was greeted by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

“We have advanced light years over the past 3½ years” with regards to autonomous car technology, said Karen Jackson, Virginia’s secretary of technology.

2017 Cyber Security Awareness: 'Kids Safe Online Poster Contest'

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is conducting a 2017 national K-12 poster contest. The goal of the contest is to engage young people in creating posters to encourage other young people to use the Internet safely and securely. All public, private or home schooled students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to participate.

The top four Virginia winners from each grade group (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) will be entered into the national competition. Entries received may be used in national, regional and state cyber and computer security awareness campaigns.

2017 - Christ Chapel Academy - Abigail - 4th grade
2017 - Commonwealth Academy - Erin - 7th Grade
2017 - Commonwealth Academy - Eliza - 9th Grade
2017 - Commonwealth Academy - Corey - 5th Grade
2017 - Commonwealth Academy - Nathan - 6th Grade
2017 - Commonwealth Academy - Faith - 11th Grade
2017 - Commonwealth Academy - Eva - 5th Grade
2017 - Culpeper MS - Alba - 8th Grade
2017 - Freedom HS - Yousra - 11th Grade
2017 - Commonwealth Academy - Kimmie - 5th Grade
2017 - Luther Porter Jackson MS - Emily - 7th Grade
2017 - King George HS - Maddie - 9th Grade
2017 - E.A. Gibson ES - Rebekah - 2nd Grade
2017 - Potomac HS - Sergio - 10th Grade

Virginia is for Cybersecurity

There are 39 Virginia-based firms on the Q2 2015 Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies. Read the Full Article on sandhill.com

Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Cybersecurity Apprenticeships
June 24, 2016

“Having competency-based registered apprenticeships provides Virginia with yet another tool to leverage as we work to strengthen our pipeline of high-quality, industry-ready cybersecurity professionals,” said Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson. "Introducing registered apprenticeship occupations in an industry sector like cybersecurity that has not traditionally employed apprentices will boost the ability of young adults and career switchers to attain in-demand skills and even earn industry certifications and college credits while simultaneously working full time and earning wages.

Governor McAuliffe’s commitment to increasing registered apprenticeships in IT and cyber security led to a recent launch of a VDOLI administered program that provides fiscal incentives of up to $1,000 a year for related instruction costs. Companies hiring IT or cybersecurity apprentices are eligible for the incentive.”  Read Full article

Unmanned Systems

New Award to Virginia Space Grant Consortium Supports Community College Partnerships to Develop the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Workforce in Virginia

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is leading a statewide partnership to develop the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Workforce in Virginia by creating career pathways at Virginia’s community colleges.

VSGC, Virginia Community College System (VCCS), Thomas Nelson Community College (Thomas Nelson), Mountain Empire Community College (Mountain Empire), and Virginia Tech are partnering on the Geospatial Technician Education-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (GeoTEd-UAS) project. GeoTEd-UAS will prepare students for success as UAS operations technicians who will plan and fly UAS missions and analyze geospatial data to solve problems and answer questions.

Explosive growth and innovation in UAS technology and integration will create new UAS jobs and a demand for a trained workforce in this emerging sector. Virginia’s Community Colleges working with the VSGC and other partners are well-positioned to prepare the future UAS workforce thanks to a new award of $899,847 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) program. Continue Reading VSGC UAS News Release 

Governor McAuliffe Signs Senate Bill 286; viewing of visual displays while vehicle is being operated autonomously

June 9, 2016 Governor McAuliffe signed SB 286 that allows for the viewing of a visual display while the vehicle is being operated autonomously. Current law only allows equipment with a visual display of a television broadcast or signal if the equipment's interlock disables when the motor vehicle is driven. This pro-legislation will further promote Virginia's stance on unmanned systems and continue to build an innovative and technologically advanced economy.

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Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and Simulation reports prepared by The ASTA Group, LLC. Click on the links below to read more on each report as well as analysis by region of M&S across the Commonwealth. 


Governor McAuliffe and the Commonwealth of Virginia want to know if you are online. If you are in need of internet service please take a moment to answer a few questions regarding your need. Responses will be mapped and shared with policy makers to stimulate broadband policy and funding discussions throughout the remainder of the administration.

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Broadband adoption rates and gaps in U.S. metropolitan areas

For many Americans, daily life orbits around a high-speed Internet connection. Workers and students go online to communicate and learn. Families stay in touch through live video feeds. Job seekers often need an electronic resume and an email address for applications. Smartphones put maps, social networks, and video streams in people’s pockets. The American economy has gone digital. Continue Reading


DNG Brings Broadband to Underserved Eastern Shore through Technology & Innovation

Declaration Networks Group (DNG), headquartered in Vienna, VA, is utilizing publically-funded fiber networks to extend broadband services through use of innovative technology. DNG’s dynamic high-speed Internet solutions are currently being delivered to the underserved Eastern Shore of Virginia. Under the brand name, NeuBeam™, the company offers a fixed wireless service that uses a blend of unlicensed spectrum including TV White Space. This innovative technology approach enables DNG to provide broadband to previously unserved/underserved communities at connection speeds that rival fiber.
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Event Spotlight

Virginia Veteran Cyber Training (VVCT) Orientation


September 18, 2017
Don't miss out on career in CyberSecurity! Major tech companies are offering FREE training to veterans to help fill more than 17,000 open cyber jobs in Virginia. Please join us in-person or virtually for our upcoming orientation!

Please note:to be eligible for VVCT training, you will need to complete a 15-hour prerequisite course Intro to CyberSecurity.

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Coders Experience


October 14 and October 21
These one-day events will take place at 10 different college campuses and educational centers around the state on Saturday, October 14 and 21. Our goal is to get 100 girls who are interested in technology to attend at each location. This translates to 1,000 middle schoolers around the state gaining tech knowledge, skills and confidence!

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November 15, 2017
Capital One and the Virginia Secretary of Technology, Karen Jackson, are partnering to bring you the Women in Technology Experience November 15, 2017. Look for more information soon on how to participate in this inspiring day!

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Cyber Hygiene and Cyber Intelligence Bootcamp for K-12 STEAM Educators

September 9 - October 25th
The bootcamp is an interdisciplinary train-the-trainers approach to help enhance VA educators‘ experience in cyber hygiene (the daily maintenance of an individual’s online safety - using strong passwords, updating software patches) and cyber intelligence (analysis of cyber threats). This course is designed to help educators better understand cyber threats, to enhance students’ online safety, and integrate cybersecurity into any course.

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RamHacks (VCU Software Development Competition) 

September 16-17
RamHacks is a 24-hour competition that is open not only to the most hardcore coders and programmers, but also college students that are programming beginners. With rentable hardware as well as mentors on stand-by, people from all walks of life will be able to compete in order to generate the best software within the time-limit. (Registration limited to currently enrolled college students)


Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

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In response to the increasing demand for skilled STEM workers in Virginia, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links companies and students in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Technology, including high-need areas such as Information Technology, Information Security, Big Data, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity. We invite companies offering paid opportunities for STEM interns majoring in these important areas.


Code for America's Fellowship Program

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Code for America's Fellowship Program pairs teams of technologists with local governments to develop digital tools that help cities and counties deliver key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice. Applications for the 2016 Fellowship are now open! Use your skills to improve community and police relations, lower barriers to health services, or streamline how government purchases everything from paperclips to software. 

Curious to learn more about the Fellowship before applying? Check out all the details and see some of what the current fellows are working on.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Community College Innovation

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks eligible individuals for selection as Finalists to obtain appointments as PMFs in the Federal Government. Presidential Management Fellows are assigned to work in a broad range of areas including public policy and administration, domestic and international issues, information technology, acquisition, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.  This year, the PMF Program continues the STEM track pilot for those Finalists having specific advanced degrees in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). After the application closes, Semi-Finalists will be determined and invited to participate in an in-person assessment, which will be factored into selecting Finalists. 

Complete information about the PMF Program, PMF STEM track, eligibility and how to apply can be found under the "Become a PMF" section on the PMF website at http://www.pmf.gov/ 

STEM Scholarships

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is pleased to announce the 2018 and 2019 Scholarship and Fellowship Program. Each academic year the VSGC awards over $300,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students attending Virginia Space Grant member institutions and majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field.

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Smart Communities in Virginia

New Center of Excellence at GMU

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the selection of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE) in Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). S&T will provide CINA with a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year in a 10-year grant period.

Full Story on DHS.gov

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Friday, October 13, 2017

2017 Regional Cybersecurity Conference

Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium
Templin Hall, 99 Thomas Nelson Drive

Presented by: Thomas Nelson, Norfolk InfraGard & The Hampton Roads Cybersecurity Alliance

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The Opportunity Project

The White House Launches The Opportunity Project

Utilizing Open Data to Build Stronger Ladders of Opportunity for All

The Opportunity Project will put data and tools in the hands of civic leaders, community organizations, and families to help them navigate information about critical resources such as access to jobs, housing, transportation, schools, and other neighborhood amenities.

The Opportunity Project Fact Sheet

Virginia Community College Students Collect Data for NASA Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

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Photo: NASA / Patrick Black
Community college faculty and students along with the pilots observing the DJI Phantom 3 just before take-off.

Thirteen students from five Virginia Community Colleges can now add unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and NASA to their resumes thanks to their work on a sea level rise study for NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  The students recently completed four-days of fieldwork at NASA Wallops in which they planned and conducted UAS missions, analyzed data, and prepared a report for NASA.

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StateScoop's Top 50 Women in Technology 2017

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Meet StateScoop’s inaugural list of the Top Women in Technology for 2017 — an elite group of the women across the state and local government community who are infrequently recognized, but constantly working to improve government and the lives of those governed.

Full Article on StateScoop.com

Technology Achievements

EO-8 Launching "Cyber Virginia" and the Virginia Cyber Security Commission
EO-39 Reestablishing "Cyber Virginia" and the Virginia Cyber Security Commission
EO-43 Establishment of the Unmanned Systems Commission
ED-5 Securing Consumer Transactions
ED-6 Expanding Cyber-Related Risk Management Activities
Governor McAuliffe Hosts First Ever Governor’s Smart Farm Summit
Governor McAuliffe today hosted the inaugural Governor’s Smart Farm Summit in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The goal of the summit is to keep agriculture at the forefront of Virginia’s industries. The event drew participants that included farmers,
Governor McAuliffe and Senator Warner Launch ‘Virginia is for Entrepreneurs’ Initiative
Governor Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Senator Mark Warner today announced the launch of the Virginia is for Entrepreneurs (VA4E) initiative, an effort to better match entrepreneurs with potential investors across regions, backgrounds and industries.
Governor McAuliffe and Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson Jointly Recognized as One of the SANS Institute’s 2017 “Difference Makers” Award Winners
The SANS Institute has recognized Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson jointly as one of their 2017 “Difference Makers” Award winners for their work on cyber security. The “Difference Maker” Awards have been presented
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Students Awarded $140,000 in Cyber Security Scholarships
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia students have been awarded $140,000 in cyber security scholarships as a result of their participation in the SANS Institute CyberStart online cyber security skills aptitude pilot program.
Governor McAuliffe Announces CIT-VITA Partnership to Link Technology Companies with State Government
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has partnered with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to research, share and evaluate businesses who have made advancements in information
Governor McAuliffe Announces Initial Findings and Recommendations Report of the Virginia Smart Communities Working Group
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the release of the Initial Findings and Recommendations Report of the Virginia Smart Communities Working Group (VASC). This report is in response to Executive Directive 13 which created the working group to
Governor McAuliffe Operates Unmanned Systems in Air, Land and Sea
Governor Terry McAuliffe today operated unmanned systems in three domains - air, land, and sea - during a technology demonstration at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airfield at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The technology
Governor McAuliffe Announces Thomas Nelson Community College’s Designation as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the United States National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have officially designated Thomas Nelson Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
Governor McAuliffe Announces Governor’s Technology Award Winners
Today, Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth Nelson Moe presented the annual Governor’s Technology Awards on behalf of Governor Terry McAuliffe at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia First State to Adopt NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework as Part of Efforts to Support Cyber Workforce Development
Governor McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia is the first state to formally adopt the new National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and incorporate it into existing cyber
Governor’s Datathon to Focus on Opioid Addiction Crisis
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the 2017 Governor’s Datathon will focus on addressing the opioid addiction crisis in Virginia. The teams in this year’s competition will be composed of individuals from local and state government, higher
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive Launching “Smart Cities” Workgroup
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed Executive Directive Number 13 directing the Secretary of Technology to establish an executive work group to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the
Virginia Partners with SANS Institute to Offer Cyber Challenge for Students
Governor McAuliffe today announced a new cyber security training partnership between the Commonwealth and the SANS Institute. CyberStart, a free online game of discovery, provides Virginia high school juniors, seniors, community college and college
Governor McAuliffe Announces FY2017 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Awards
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2.7 million in funding to support 40 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards representing targeted areas of promising research commercialization, including advanced manufacturing, cyber
Governor McAuliffe Announces Winners of the “NSA Day of Cyber” Challenge
The Governor launched the challenge in October of 2016 and it concluded in March of this year. The Commonwealth leads the nation in the total number of students who participated, and out of the five winning schools, three hold top spots nationally.
Virginia Tech Designated NSA Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) has designated Virginia Tech as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). The first university to receive this status in the Commonwealth, Virginia
Virginia Opens Unmanned Aircraft Runway on Wallops Island
Governor Terry McAuliffe today celebrated the opening of Virginia's newest asset in drone technology research – a runway for unmanned aircraft – and then experienced the future of aviation firsthand by flying in a plane that can be piloted from the
Governor McAuliffe Announces Establishment of Commonwealth’s Autonomous Systems Center of Excellence
The Center, which will be operated by Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), is in direct response to recommendations made by the Commonwealth’s Unmanned Systems Commission and roundtable discussions with industry leaders from across the
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to New York and Texas
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a three day trade and marketing mission to New York and Texas from May 9-11, 2017. The Governor will be accompanied by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Secretary of
Governor McAuliffe Named First Virginia Governor to Receive 2017 NASCIO Technology Champion Award
Governor Terry McAuliffe has been named as the first Virginia Governor to be awarded the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Technology Champion Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of information
Governor McAuliffe Welcomes National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Public Safety Conference
Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will host the 2017 National Public Safety UAS Conference at Roseland Farms in Crozet from February 27th through March 1st, 2017. The conference will bring
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Strategic Relationship With Amazon Web Services to Expand Cybersecurity Education
Governor McAuliffe today announced a new strategic relationship between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Virginia Cyber Range that will expand the reach of the initiative and help make Virginia a national resource for cybersecurity education.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Cyber Vets Virginia Training Initiative Partnership with SANS Institute’s VetSuccess Academy
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced an expansion of his Cyber Vets Virginia initiative to include training offered by the SANS Institute. The new offerings provide veterans another pathway into the cybersecurity workforce via the SANS
Governor McAuliffe Announces Danville Community College’s Designation as a Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense
Speaking at an event at Danville Community College (DCC), Governor McAuliffe announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have officially designated DCC as a National Center of Academic Excellence
Governor McAuliffe Announces Major Increase in Availability of High-Speed Internet Access to Schools and Classrooms across Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has made significant progress in the ongoing effort to bring high-speed internet to more schools and students statewide. According to EducationSuperHighway’s annual “State of the States” report
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Cybersecurity Partnership with Government of Victoria, Australia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Victoria, Australia and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) for comprehensive collaboration on
Governor McAuliffe Announces Cybersecurity Training Initiative for Veterans in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of Cyber Vets Virginia, a new initiative to provide veterans with access to cyber security training and skill development in Virginia. Speaking at the Commonwealth's Veterans Day Ceremony, Governor
Governor McAuliffe Announces “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of Virginia’s “NSA Day of Cyber” School Challenge. The challenge begins today, as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October concludes, and will run through the end of March 2017.
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $6.6 Million in POWER Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $6.6 million in grant funding has been awarded, through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), to entities in the Appalachian Region of Virginia, which encompasses 25 counties and eight
Governor McAuliffe Announces Chesapeake Bay Data Added to Virginia’s Open Data Portal
Governor McAuliffe today announced decades of Chesapeake Bay-related data will be added to the Commonwealth’s Open Data Portal (data.virginia.gov), while speaking at the Commonwealth Data Analytics and Humanities Summit at William & Mary.
Governor McAuliffe Recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Governor Terry McAuliffe today recognized October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, joining with the nationwide initiative to educate and engage public and private sector stakeholders and citizens on cybersecurity issues through a variety
Governor McAuliffe Announces Northern Virginia Community College Receives Designation as a Cybersecurity Resource Center by the NSA
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), a statewide leader in cybersecurity education, has been named a Regional Resource Center by the National Security Agency (NSA). NOVA will now serve as a
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s 1st Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the establishment of Virginia’s first registered cybersecurity apprenticeship, a partnership between Tidewater Community College (TCC) and Yorktown-based Peregrine Technical Solutions, LLC.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia IT Ranking Improves to “A” in National 2016 Digital Survey
Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced Virginia has received an “A” ranking for its use of information technology (IT) across state government in the national 2016 Digital States Survey. The commonwealth was one of only five states to receive the top
Governor McAuliffe Announces Technology Award Winners
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the winners of the annual Governor’s Technology Awards at a special ceremony at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond. Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and
Governor McAuliffe Hosts Education and Workforce Cyber Roundtable
Governor McAuliffe today hosted an Education and Workforce Cyber roundtable at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia. The roundtable is the second in a series of roundtables promoting Governor McAuliffe’s Meet the Threat:
Governor McAuliffe Announces Cyber-Physical Systems Summit
Governor McAuliffe today announced that he will host his first-ever Cyber-Physical Systems Summit on September 20 – 22, 2016 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News Virginia. The Summit is being conducted in conjunction
Governor McAuliffe Announces $1 Million in Cybersecurity Scholarships
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that applications are now being accepted for a $1 million state scholarship fund for students studying cybersecurity. The Virginia Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program will award $20,000 a year to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership to Create Cybersecurity Employment and Education Opportunities in Southwest
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will strengthen the
Governor McAuliffe Launches Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge
Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the 2016 Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge, a competition inviting citizens, students, and government teams from across the Commonwealth to come together to create innovative workforce solutions.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Data Analytics Initiative to Connect Job Seekers to Jobs
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the Open Data, Open Jobs initiative to better connect job seekers with job opportunities. The Open Data, Open Jobs initiative provides a new open data set of available jobs in Virginia to equip innovators,
Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Cybersecurity Apprenticeships
Governor McAuliffe announced yesterday at the National Governors Association’s Talent Pipeline Policy Academy that for the first time in Virginia history, businesses have the opportunity to stand up registered apprenticeships for cyber security
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Private Sector Sponsorship for MACH37 Cyber Accelerator
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has agreed to participate as a Platinum Sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program. This significant public-private collaboration will help launch new cybersecurity
Governor McAuliffe Announces 2016 Research Commercialization Awards
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today $3.4 million in funding to support 48 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards representing targeted areas of promising research commercialization, including cybersecurity, energy, data
Governor McAuliffe Announces Crowdsourcing Initiative to Map Broadband Access in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage. The Governor announced the initiative at a ceremony to sign House Bill 912, which clarifies and
Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive to Leverage the Use of Shared Data and Analytics
Governor Terry McAuliffe this week signed Executive Directive 7 to leverage the use of shared data and data analytics among state agencies to improve services and outcomes, maximize the use of resources, and increase the return on investment of
Governor McAuliffe Announces Initiatives to Develop Unmanned Systems Technology for Aviation and Energy
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced initiatives that will further develop unmanned systems technology to strengthen the new Virginia economy, with an emphasis on unmanned aircraft systems.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Tidewater Community College’s designation as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense
Governor McAuliffe announced today that Tidewater Community College is the latest Virginia institution to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of
Governor McAuliffe and Virginia Council on Women Announce the 5th Annual STEM Essay Contest Winners
Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 5th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior girls.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Recognition by White House Workforce Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia is one of the newest members of the TechHire initiative, a White House program that aims to meet national employer demands by partnering with states and localities to create sustainable pathways
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