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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
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

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