SAIC (NYSE: SAI) won the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award from the Air Force Association (AFA) for contributions to aerospace education.
Larry Cox, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager, will be at the Air and Space Conference and Technology Expo held Sept. 13-15 in Washington, D.C., to claim the award.
According to the firm, “the award honors outstanding achievements of men and women throughout the Air Force, government, academia and aerospace industry. SAIC shares the award with the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for its founding partnership and Northrop Grumman for its presenting sponsorship of CyberPatriot, the national high-school cyber-defense competition designed to excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders, and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates.”
Cox points out that the youth of the nation will be crucial in the cyber war of tomorrow.
“We are honored to receive this award for our support of CyberPatriot, ” he said. “Our nation faces a real challenge in ensuring our youth are inspired and prepared for an ever more cyber-connected economy requiring a new level of cyber readiness, vigilance and security. We applaud the AFA on their CyberPatriot vision and commitment to create the largest and fastest-growing high-school cyber-defense competition.”
Cox was recently named to the board of directors at CyberPatriot.