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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

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