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Cyber Huntsville Committees

Cyber Huntsville leadership supports the Cyber Huntsville mission through the following committees: Economic Development, Exercises, Workforce Development, Education, Initiatives, Membership, Events, and Marketing. To read more about the committees, click the link next to each description below.

Economic Development

The Cyber Huntsville Economic Development Committee is often the “connective tissue” between other CH committee initiatives as well as our primary interface between our membership, cyber practitioners, industry, and government. The Committee is dedicated to helping develop the quality and quantity of the SUPPLY of cyber talent in the Tennessee Valley area as well as advocating and promoting the region as THE hub for new and expanded government and private-sector cyber initiatives. Members of the Committee and CH Leadership achieve these goals through various initiatives including working with our elected officials, briefing industry and government leaders on the various capabilities in the Tennessee Valley region, and putting on special events such as government/industry panels to share ideas. Our ultimate goal is to serve our membership and the Cyber Huntsville mission to raise cyber awareness and posture.

Marketing

The marketing committee provides strategic/tactical communications and promotions of events and activities. The Marketing Committee also monitors and administers website and social media content. In addition, the marketing committee will reach out to other organizations throughout the Southeast to develop cross-promotional opportunities within the cyber community.

Exercises

Table Top Exercises brings together stakeholders and processes to determine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and  Threats (SWOT) of Cyber Threats to the community. The event documented improvements from all functional areas from all government entities to industry down to the local residents in the supply chain.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for awarding scholarships to students, developing and conducting educational outreach and presenting programs (such as the table top exercises) for middle and high school students, promoting collaboration between Alabama 2 and 4 year colleges and promoting education programs for Huntsville industries and the general Huntsville community.

Education Joint Working Group

The Education Committee Joint Working Group is an initiative jointly staffed Between Cyber Huntsville and the Huntsville City Schools System to address development of statewide Cyber Curricula, training and retention of Cyber teachers  and look at alternative teaching/instructor options using non-certified instructors. Our intent is to expand this Working Group to include other School Systems.

Workforce Development

Committee responsible for engaging both public and private leaders to develop strategies towards achieve alignment of economic growth and a sustainable talent pipeline as it relates to the Cyber market. The committee's efforts will focus on ensuring the region has sufficient quantity and quality of talent to meet current and future employer needs. Further, the committee will work to ensure the talent pipeline evolve as the needs of employers evolve. The committee will work with education institutions, non-profit organizations, and citizens to ensure the talent pool and employment needs are in synch.

Initiatives

The committee fosters partnerships with state, local and federal leadership as well as industry leaders to promote and advocate federal programs and initiatives that impact the local economy, pursue the development of cyber infrastructure for the North Alabama Tennessee Valley Region. The initiative aims to increase national security and business capabilities through providing input into the federal agenda.

Membership

Membership is a non-stop committee. We maintain the membership database, process subscriptions and renewals, and recruit new members. Annual memberships are available to individuals and companies, with benefits available for increasing levels of support. Memberships are the lifeblood of Cyber Huntsville.

Events

The Events committee hosts quarterly meetings to network with local, state and federal cyber professionals that are passionate about making the Rocket City a global cyber workforce in Alabama. We connect renowned professionals in the industry, government and academia to share their perspective on the current state of cyber.

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