News Archive: July 2017
Cybersecurity skills are in high demand, and employers are challenged with finding the right talent to build their expanding workforce needs. At the same time, thousands of veterans are looking to apply their unique skills as they transition to civilian jobs. At Cisco, we see this as an opportunity to build a bridge between a targeted talent pipeline and our ecosystem of employers and partners.
On June 26, over 70 veterans attended the Virginia Veterans Cyber Training (VVCT) orientation at the Quantico Corporate Center, located across from of Quantico Marine Base, one of the largest Marine Corps installations in the United States. The VVCT, pioneered by Cisco, is a free accelerated online program offering cyber training from Cisco, Amazon Web Services, (ISC)2, Palo Alto Networks, and Fortinet. These companies, who in some cases are also direct business competitors, have come together for a common cause to provide veterans access to learning pathways which lead to industry-recognized certifications.
Cyber Vets Virginia, an governor’s initiative launched last yeardesigned to match military veterans with the state’s vacant cybersecurity jobs, is beginning to produce graduates, a manager of the program told StateScoop.
Originally announced in November by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the program holds quarterly orientation sessions to provide cohorts of veterans with the information, support, and free educational resources needed to enter the cybersecurity workforce. Enrollment for the program’s second and most recent round closed on Friday.
Through industry partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, Fortinet, (ISC)2, Onward to Opportunity, and Palo Alto Networks, the initiative is part of a larger push by McAuliffe to position the state as both a cybersecurity leader and government and industry catalyst. Cyber Vets Virginia estimates the commonwealth has about 17,000 vacancies for cybersecurity jobs.
A free veteran training pilot program on cybersecurity will be held at the Quantico Corporate Center as part of a state effort to fill about 17,000 jobs.
To get locals acquainted with the program, called the Virginia Veteran Cyber Training Pilot, a Quantico Kickoff & Orientation will be hosted by SAIC at 800 Corporate Dr., Suite 401 in Stafford County, on June 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The initiative is part of a state-led coalition called Cyber Vets Virginia, founded in 2016 by governor Terry McAuliffe to fill tech related jobs in Virginia.
STAFFORD, VA – May 23, 2017 — Yyotta Corp (“Yyotta”), a leading provider of Turnkey Modular Data Center-as-a-Service (TMDaaS) solutions, today announced that it has joined the Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5).
C5, a division of Consortium Management Group, Inc., is a consortium composed of leading companies and institutions in the sensors, communications and electronics technology sectors. The mission of C5 is to provide the U.S. Government with access to technologies to improve the capabilities required to sustain U.S. military supremacy in weapon systems information technologies via an efficient acquisition process. C5 accelerates the development and deployment of new capabilities to the Warfighter through the use of an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).
Claxton Logistics, a government contractor, has opened a 10,000 square foot office at Quantico Corporate Center.
The company has relocated from Dumfries. The focus of the company’s efforts at the new facility will be acquisitions and logistics in support of the Department of the Navy and United States Marine Corps.
“This move to Quantico Corporate Center will put us closer to our primary customer at Quantico and provides an effective environment from which to more effectively operate,” said Ray Johnson, owner of Claxton Logistics. “Furthermore, our location was designed with extra offices and leading edge conferencing facilities that are fully furnished and available for our customers and supporting business community.”
Kord Defence, an Australian government contractor, set up its first U.S. office under than name Kord USA in Stafford County.
The company recently won a contract for $2.25 million over 18 months to “develop innovative products for the United States Marine Corps that would see additional staff employed under the United States Foreign Comparative Testing program,” according to a press release.
The office is in the recently finished 40,000-square-foot, two-story building at the Quantico Corporate Center.
A Stafford-based coalition is working to tap into retired business talent to help local businesses thrive through SCORE: Assistance with Starting or Operating a Small Business.
Stafford County, the Quantico Innovation Center, and the Virginia Region of SCORE invite local retired and almost-retired entrepreneurs and business leaders to an information meeting exploring new avenues for channeling their talents through volunteerism, by helping local entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses.
The Quantico Innovation Center, an accelerator for local, technology-based, startup businesses, opened Thursday.
The nonprofit center is part of the Stafford Technology & Research Park at Quantico Corporate Center. Its purpose is to attract and retain technology-based businesses, which could fuel economic development.
The organization recently moved into 1000 Corporate Dr. and is being led by executive director Michael Tentnowski, who was hired last year.
The 8,000-square-foot retail building at 125 Corporate Drive in Stafford County has sold for $3.55 million.
Locally, the only certified site is in the Quantico Corporate Center, which is certified by Dominion Power as a data center. That means it is ready …