CyberPatriot Opens Pre-Registration for 2013-2014 Competition Season

     CyberPatriot Opens Pre-Registration for 2013-2014 Competition Season

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 7, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Pre-registration is
now open for CyberPatriot – The National High School Cyber Defense
Competition, allowing those interested in participating in the next season a
head start in gathering information, saving dates and keeping up-to-date with
news prior to the official registration period.

CyberPatriot, an education initiative established by the Air Force Association
in 2008, is a one-of-a-kind cyber defense competition designed to inspire
students to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
fields in their studies. The unique structure helps to prepare college- and
career-ready students with not just technical skills, but also invaluable
experience in teamwork, leadership, and critical-thinking. Competitors also
gain great insights and technical expertise from industry leaders, including
CyberPatriot's presenting sponsor, the Northrop Grumman Foundation.

CyberPatriot's extraordinary growth since its inception builds on the surging
popularity of the competition and its timeliness in addressing the
cybersecurity needs that today's society demands. It grew from only eight
teams in one location in 2009 to more than 1,200 teams registered in 2012,
competing from all 50 states, and U.S. Department of Defense dependent schools
in Europe and the Pacific, as well as teams from Canada.

Pre-registration is available here:
http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/_layouts/cyberpatriot/coachpreregistration.aspx.

CyberPatriot's founding partners are SAIC and the CIAS at the University of
Texas-San Antonio. More information is available atwww.uscyberpatriot.org or
from the CyberPatriot staff at info@uscyberpatriot.org.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military
and aerospace education association. Our 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, we:

  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
105,000 members. Visit AFA at www.afa.org.

SOURCE Air Force Association

Website: http://www.afa.org
Contact: Merri Shaffer, 1-703-247-5847, mshaffer@afa.org
 
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