Science Applications International Corp. has committed to donating $750,000 to Virginia Tech's Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology over the next five years.

SAIC's gift will support the Hume Center's education programs and the center's Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence.

The Hume Center, with locations at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, in Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington, leads the university's research, education, and outreach programs focused on the communication and computation challenges of the national security community.

"With this donation, SAIC will have opportunities to help mentor and assist young adults who are entering America's workforce." SAIC Sector President Doug Wagoner said. "SAIC-supported initiatives will reach students in many ways, like scholarships, research programs, curriculum development, guest speakers, and internships. These students are the future of national security, and we look forward to giving them the support needed to understand emerging national security technology challenges."

The Hume Center is organized under Virginia Tech's Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences. Hume Center education programs are administered through the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, part of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. The center's education programs provide mentoring, internships, and scholarships, in an effort to address the key challenges qualified U.S. citizens are likely to face when entering federal service. The center's advanced research programs focus on signals intelligence, electronic warfare, cybersecurity and analytics, and aerospace systems.

"The Hume Center at Virginia Tech is very grateful to have SAIC as our anchor educational partner," said Hume Center Director Charles Clancy, who also is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. "Their support will enable us to educate the next generation of national security leaders and technologists, and we look forward to an ongoing partnership between our two organizations that will promote academic achievement for years to come."   

SAIC is headquartered in McLean and has approximately 13,000 employees. The company provides solutions in technical, engineering, and enterprise information for the U.S. government and state, local, and global commercial markets.



Written by Christine Callsen.
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