Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dr. Kaminski to Chair AFA's CyberPatriot Competition

June 10, 2010

AFA today announced the formation and initial composition of the CyberPatriot Board of Advisors, chaired by Dr. Paul G. Kaminski.

Dr. Paul G Kaminski is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technovation Incorporated. He also is the Chairman of the Defense Science Board and the RAND Board of Trustees, and serves on the FBI Director's Advisory Board and President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, where he is leading a Cybersecurity review. In addition to numerous other Boards, Professional Societies and Advisory Panels, Kaminski served as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that position, he was a highly-decorated officer in the Air Force for 20 years.

“I am honored to be able to lead this exceptionally talented group of individuals in supporting CyberPatriot,” said Dr. Kaminski. “I can think of no more critical imperative today than securing our nation’s cyber infrastructure, and CyberPatriot will make a huge contribution toward that goal by attracting the talented people we need to do just that.”
CyberPatriot, entering just its second year as a national program, is expanding rapidly because of its unique model. It combines online education and preliminary competition rounds delivered over the internet, proceeding to in-person finals held in conjunction with AFA National Symposia. Designed to excite, educate, and motivate the next generation of cyber defenders and other technically educated students the nation so desperately needs, the goal for the 2010-2011 school year is 1,000 teams, reaching 100,000 students, culminating in the first-ever AFA CyberFutures Conference on 1-2 April 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD.

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