NORTHFIELD, Vt. —Norwich University will host the “U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy Cyber Symposium” on August 16, with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., remotely joining President Mark Anarumo, Ph.D., distinguished experts and special guests. Please join us for a tribute and special announcement at 11:15 a.m.
WHO: Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt.), remotely joining President Mark Anarumo, Ph.D., distinguished experts and special guests including: Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA); Annette Redmond, ’83, Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Intelligence Policy and Coordination (IPC) in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR); Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner (USAF), Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters DODIN.
WHAT: A tribute and special announcement honoring Leahy for generations to come. Tour of the Thaddeus Buczko ’47 Cyber War Room and surrounding facility to follow.
WHERE: Norwich University’s Mack Hall Auditorium, Northfield, Vt.
WHEN: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16 (with tour to follow).
WHY: Vermont’s longest-serving U.S. Senator and the fifth-longest-serving Senator in U.S. history, Leahy’s career of eight terms spans almost five decades. His pending retirement will cap 25 years of cybersecurity education support that helped birth the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes and land the university over $70 million in cybersecurity-related research and development grants and contracts. For instance, Norwich University most recently announced $4 million in federal funding to create an artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantum computing academic and experiential learning center. Federal funding also established Norwich University as the lead institution of DoD Cyber Institutes, a partnership established in Fall 2020 among the six Senior Military Colleges, of which Norwich is the oldest and include: The Citadel, University of North Georgia, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M and Virginia Military Institute.
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