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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 First Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Recipients
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the recipients of the Commonwealth’s first Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship. Established during the 2016 General Assembly Session, the program provides up to $20,000 in tuition assistance to full-time

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