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  • Monday, June 10, 2019 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Huntsville's Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering got a big boost at the National Cyber Summit. Torch Technologies and Davidson Technologies Inc. presented checks to the school being built right now. Davidson donated $250,000.

    Torch donated $100,000. Decatur senator Arthur Orr is on the school's board of trustees. He said he isn't sure yet how the money will be used, but the donations are a reflection of the school's support.

    "If we get the school that we envision that is truly world-class, I can envision families moving to north Alabama to have their children matriculate at this world class institution. There's nothing else like it anywhere in the county," said senator, Arthur Orr.

    Senator Orr said they're looking to hire a principal and more donations will be announced in the coming weeks. The cyber tech school is supposed to open next year.

    Read more from WAAY 31

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the same week millions of Americans were warned twice about new risks to their online data, nearly 2,000 cyber security experts met in Alabama to talk about computer security.

    There were a lot of messages and a lot of data shared, but two thoughts stood out. “To some degree, everybody’s at risk” and “nobody cares.”

    Read more at AL.com

  • Monday, March 18, 2019 8:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The White House, in a $2.6 billion increase from last year is requesting over $9.6 billion for the Department of Defense cyber activities in fiscal 2020.

    The request will fund support DoD’s three primary missions:

    • Network Information Systems
    • Military Commander Objectives
    • Defending the Nation

    This will provide necessary funds to support the U.S. military cyber forces (including the recently elevated US Cyber Command.)

    Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Cyber Command, provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee written testimony in February that said this fiscal year the command was executing a budget totaling roughly $610 million.

    Read the full story Fifth Domain

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    HASBAT and Cyber Huntsville are partnering to conduct a great trainig session on March 7th at the Jackson Center!  Please see the details on our Events page!

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering coming to Huntsville and looking for a President. The school will be a residential school similar to the School of  Fine Arts in Birmingham.  The school is scheduled to open in August 2020. Senator Arthur Orr, explains the Charter Magnet "what place better place to locate than in Huntsville."

    For the full story visit, WZDX Fox News Rocket City Now  


  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 6:20 PM | Anonymous

    Huntsville High School’s Open Division team, along with Lee/New Century Technology High Schools’ All Service team, and the Challenger Middle School’s team are State Champions in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for the 2018-2019 season.  Huntsville City Schools earned a clean sweep in the Middle School and Open divisions with all three place earners being district schools.  In the All Service division, the top two teams are district schools.

    CyberPatriot the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​

    At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services.  Top teams from Huntsville City Schools have earned a spot in the National Semi-Final on February 3rd, 2019 which gives them a chance to qualify for the National Finals held in the Baltimore area in April.

    CyberPatriot Alabama State Standings:

    Open Division

    First Place:  Huntsville - Huntsville City, Coach Jim Morse

    Second Place:  Grissom - Huntsville City, Coach Richard Kitchings

    Third Place:  Lee/New Century - Huntsville City, Coach Thomas Archer

    All Service Division

    First Place:  Lee/New Century - Huntsville City, Coach Diane Richie

    Second Place:  Grissom - Huntsville City, Coach Johnnie Richardson

    Third Place:  Hazel Green - Hazel Green, Coach Cameron Case

    Middle School Division

    First Place:  Challenger - Huntsville City, Coach Teri Mitchell

    Second Place:  Challenger - Huntsville City, Coach Teri Mitchell

    Third Place:  Hampton Cove - Huntsville City, Coach Vivian Johnson

    Official standings were released January 24, 2019 at http://uscyberpatriot.org/competition/current-competition/scores

    Look for information on an Awards Ceremony to honor these students coming soon!

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Lockheed Martin’s new STEM Scholarship Program is now open for applications through March 12, 2019.

    • The program is open to high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering or computer science.
    • This program has significant scale with up to 1,000 students each receiving $10,000 annually. When the program is running at full capacity, we will be awarding $10 million in scholarships annually.
    • Mentoring opportunities will be a key component of the program, and recipients will be eligible for a Lockheed Martin internship following their freshman year of college.
    • The application is administered by Scholarship America, an organization with more than 60 years of experience designing and managing scholarship programs.
    • To see detailed eligibility requirements and the application, visit https://lockheedmartin.com/scholarship. Questions about eligibility and the selection process can be answered by Scholarship America.
    Please share this opportunity with the students and educators in your life!


  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Huntsville, AL - A new state magnet school is being established in Huntsville. The Alabama School of Cyber & Engineering Foundation will be handling donations and local contributions for the project. 

    AeroJet Rocketdyne donated $5,400 to the ASCE Foundation to assist with the development of vision and concepts in support of Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering.   John Myers, Vice President, Finance Operations and Carla Broussard, Director, Strategy, Marketing, and Community Ventures at Aerojet Rocketdyne presented the check to ASCE Foundation President Alicia Ryan and Board Members at a reception on November 12, 2018.

    In 2020, it will start 10 & 11 grade with 50 students in each class. In the second year, 9th grade will be added. And it will continue to expand until it goes from 7-12th grade. 

    "We need the support from our community if we're going pull to this together and get it open in 2020. We need industry to stand up and take a stand to help us create a technology-driven high school," Ryan stressed. "It's exciting to me to see children who didn't even know they had these abilities and now they have the access to the right people to help teach it to them." 


    For more information on how you can donate infor@cyberhuntsville.org




  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States September 2018

    On July 21, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order (EO) 13806 on Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States.

    The EO directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a whole-of-government effort to assess risk, identify impacts, and propose recommendations in support of a healthy manufacturing and defense industrial base – a critical aspect of economic and national security.

    Read the full report Executive Order 13806 Industrial Base Report


  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Cyber Summit conducts a Cyber Cup Challenge each year on show floor at the Von Braun Center, South Hall.  The challenge brings in students and professionals interested in the field of cybersecurity to test their skills and have an opportunity to win cash prizes.

    Read the rest of the article from The City of Huntsville.

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