|L-3 and Virginia Tech Officially Open National Security Solutions Center in Arlington, Va.|
Center to Be the Key Component in Unique Research and Development Partnership
ARLINGTON, Va., October 5, 2012 – L-3 announced today the official opening of its new National Security Solutions Center at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va. The center will enhance the partnership and collaboration between L-3 and Virginia Tech in the joint development of cybersecurity solutions for military and government applications.
L-3’s National Security Solutions Group will operate the National Security Solutions Center, which is one of the few facilities in the D.C. region focused exclusively on advanced cybersecurity-related research and development. L-3 cyber professionals will have direct access to Virginia Tech labs, technical equipment and development tools. They will collaborate with Virginia Tech’s academic and research staff to create customized cyber solutions that enhance the ability of L-3’s customers to secure networks against exploitation and attack. Under the partnership, L-3 will receive exclusive licensing rights to the products and services developed jointly by L-3 and Virginia Tech.
“Co-location of the L-3 and Virginia Tech research centers will enable both organizations to leverage the wealth of academic expertise and business resources brought together by our partnership,” said Les Rose, president of L-3’s National Security Solutions Group. “This is a long-term relationship designed to speed the delivery of innovation to our customers.” L-3 formed the cooperative partnership last year with Virginia Tech’s Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology. According to Dr. Charles Clancy, director of the Hume Center, the partnership also provides unique opportunities for Virginia Tech faculty and students. “L-3 is a premier provider of advanced cybersecurity services and solutions to government,” Dr. Clancy said. “Our partnership will enable our faculty and graduate research students to apply their knowledge and expertise in practical applications that strengthen the security of our government and nation.”
The National Security Solutions Center will also serve as a platform for prototype demonstrations, operational capabilities, customized solutions and accelerated technology transfer to customers. The center’s areas of focus include:
The L-3 National Security Solutions Center will employ approximately 70 cybersecurity professionals, has three labs, and through Virginia Tech, can access the National LambdaRail, Internet2 and multiple federal networks. This level of access makes it one of the most connected research facilities in the world.
The Hume Center is a unique organization at Virginia Tech focused on developing future leaders for the federal government. It is part of the College of Engineering and is supported by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. With an emphasis on intelligence and defense sectors, the Hume Center promotes educational and research programs geared toward this mission. L-3’s National Security Solutions (NSS) segment provides Full-Spectrum Cyber Operations, Enterprise and Mission Information Technology, Intelligence Operations Support, and Operational Infrastructure Support through integrated engineering, adaptive processes, and expertise required to solve critical security challenges.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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