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L-3, Virginia Tech to Partner on Cyber Security R&D

Cell phone tower (Richard Smith/Flickr)L-3 Communications, a government national-security  electronics contractor, says it has formed a partnership with Virginia Tech on research and development related to cyber security. The collaboration will include locating L-3’s new Cybersecurity Solutions Center at Virginia Tech’s research facility in Arlington, Virginia.

The company says it will undertake joint research with Virginia Tech leading to solutions that help its customers secure critical networks against exploitation and attack. That portfolio is expected to include research on analytics, cloud computing, virtualization, and mobile security, as well as cyber security training and education.

L-3’s partnership will be with Virginia Tech’s Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, part of the university’s engineering department and Institute for Critical Technologies and Applied Sciences. The Hume Center aims to develop skilled staff for U.S. intelligence and national security agencies, in addition to conducting research in related disciplines.

Les Rose, president of L-3’s STRATIS division that’s taking part in the collaboration, calls the agreement “an important centerpiece in our ongoing cyber security solutions development, as it provides us with access to proprietary academic and scientific research and development.”

Read more: Intel to Partner with Universities on Secure Computing

Photo: Richard Smith/Flickr

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