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Leidos to Support AFA CyberPatriot Program; Bernie Skoch, Boe Boera Quoted

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Leidos will continue its support for the Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program, the nation's largest youth cyber education program, marking the 11th consecutive year, the company reported on Friday.

"The Air Force Association is privileged to once again receive the strong support of Leidos," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot national commissioner. "As a founding partner of CyberPatriot, Leidos support continues to play a key role in CyberPatriot's growth. For more than a decade, Leidos has played a role in the important work of attracting our nation's youth to education and careers in STEM."

CyberPatriot is AFA's flagship STEM program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. AFA's program will offer the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative and Literature Series.

The program will also feature CyberGenerations, a program that will provide senior citizens with the skills needed to stay protected from cyber threats. Northrop Grumman Foundation will serve as CyberPatriot's Presenting Sponsor. 

Cyber Diamond sponsors include AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Cyber Gold sponsors are Air Force Reserve, BNY Mellon, Facebook, Symantec and the USAA Foundation. 

The Cyber Silver sponsors include Air Force STEM, American Military University, Boeing, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Gannon University, Leidos, Mastercard, University of Maryland Global Campus and VMware

"It is a privilege to continue our support of AFA's CyberPatriot program," said Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Mike "Boe" Boera, Leidos vice president and AF strategic account executive. "We have been following CyberPatriot's critically important efforts and congratulate them on continuing to promote the importance of cyber understanding to our younger generation through this difficult year."

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020.