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Northern Virginia Cyber Training & Education Roadmap

The Community, Military, and Federal Facility Partnership of Northern Virginia's Cyber Training & Roadmap began as an academic alliance formed in May 2017 focused on filling cyber talent shortfalls in the region.

A Cyber Training and Education Conference in June 2018, at George Mason University developed a Roadmap focused on priorities and strategies. 

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Mason, and Booz Allen Hamilton planned the event, which included more than 300 stakeholders from: 

  • Colleges and universities across the region.
  • Nine public school districts.
  • The private sector
  • The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
  • Veterans organizations.
  • Military installations.
  • Federal agencies.
  • Cities and counties in Northern Virginia. 

The Roadmap provides guidelines to coordinate efforts in the Northern Virginia region to prepare, grow, and sustain a cybersecurity workforce that safeguards and promotes our region's security and economic prosperity. 

The Roadmap also serves as the foundation for workforce development in the NoVa Node.

Group of people standing in a line, two holding awards
The Pentagon recognized Northern Virginia Regional Commission's Community, Military, and Federal Facility Partnership and Fort Belvoir with one of the U.S. Army’s 2019 Community Partnership Awards. Those attending, included (from left): Alex A. Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the United States Army, Installations, Energy, and Environment; Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison; CSM Young, Fort Belvoir Garrison; Robert E. Lazaro, Executive Director, NVRC; Liza Wilson Durant, CCI NoVa Node Director; Melanie Stover, Northern Virginia Community College; Will Rowe Jr., Booz Allen Hamilton; Peggy Tadej, Director of Community and Military Partnerships, NVRC; and Lieutenant General Jason T. Evans, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations).