ECS announced on Tuesday that the company and partners have donated more than $4 million to the recently opened its Hopper Hall, the Naval Academy Center for Cybersecurity Studies. It will be the first academic building constructed on the USNA campus in forty years.
“The Naval Academy is at the forefront of training next-gen cyber warriors. We are confident this donation will strengthen the capabilities of the Center for Cyber Security by enabling midshipmen to develop practical skills through hands-on experience in cyber operations,” said John Heneghan, president of ECS and a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient.
The donation to support the Advanced Cyber Threat Defense (ACTD) hardware and software platform, a complete suite of enterprise security automation tools for use in the educational lab, was made in partnership with Trellix and ThreatQuotient.
The ACTD platform is a comprehensive, next-generation endpoint security tool that provides visibility, remediation, orchestration, and management of digital assets, as well as state-of-the-art threat intelligence sharing.
Hopper Hall is named for Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, a renowned mathematician and computer scientist who pioneered the development of computer programming languages. Hopper Hall includes classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, and a research and testing tank.
ECS, ASGN’s federal government segment, delivers advanced solutions in cybersecurity, data and artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, application and IT modernization, science, and engineering. The company solves critical, complex challenges for customers across the U.S. public sector, defense, intelligence, and commercial industries. ECS maintains partnerships with leading cloud, cybersecurity, and AI/ML providers and holds specialized certifications in their technologies.