Raytheon promotes National Cyber Security Awareness Month with Diamond
Sponsorship of CyberPatriot Competition
Competition to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) and cyber careers
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 4, 2012
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
announced it will be a Diamond Sponsor of the Air Force Association's (AFA)
CyberPatriot National High School Cyber Defense Competition. The sponsorship
is part of Raytheon's broader efforts to raise awareness of cybersecurity
issues and promote cyber resiliency as a critical component of our nation's
defense and security.
The announcement coincides with Raytheon's ongoing participation in National
Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a nationwide effort throughout October
to promote safe and secure online behaviors and habits.
With its Diamond level sponsorship of the CyberPatriot competition, Raytheon
is helping to encourage students to pursue careers in cyber disciplines
critical to our nation's future. CyberPatriot helps develop computer
engineering talent to become the nation's future cyber defenders and cyber
leaders, to secure the nation's networks from hostile and malicious
"At Raytheon, we are committed to encouraging our nation's future leaders to
excel in the vital STEM fields, including cybersecurity," said Lynn Dugle,
president of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "As we
join government and private citizens throughout National Cyber Security
Awareness Month to encourage today's Internet users to protect themselves and
the cyber infrastructure, we're proud to support CyberPatriot to encourage and
inspire tomorrow's generation of online citizens to do the same."
"One of the chief goals of CyberPatriot is to prepare college- and
career-ready students with not just technical skills, but also invaluable
experience in teamwork, leadership and critical-thinking," said Bernie Skoch,
CyberPatriot Commissioner. "As Raytheon holds a culture that embraces a strong
commitment to STEM, we look forward to this partnership with them that will
certainly add another level of innovation and dedication to advancing STEM in
The world's largest national high school cyberdefense competition, the
CyberPatriot challenge brings together the best and brightest students in STEM
and cybersecurity. Students are faced with real-life cyber scenarios as they
work to identify, mitigate and defend cybernetworks from threats. The AFA
created the CyberPatriot competition as its contribution to improve U.S.
students' assessment benchmarks in STEM. The program targets all high school
students as early as possible to motivate them to explore STEM.
About the Air Force Association
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military
and aerospace education association. Its mission is to promote a dominant
United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor airmen and
our Air Force heritage.To accomplish this, AFA does the following:
oEDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and
a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
oADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
oSUPPORT the total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than
108,000 members. Visit AFA on the Internet at www.afa.org.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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