Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot national commissioner, AFA

The Air Force Association announced Jan. 23 Leidos Inc. will be continuing its support of AFA’s CyberPatriot program as a Cyber Silver sponsor for the eighth consecutive year.
“We at Leidos are very proud of our founding sponsorship of the critically important STEM event and pleased [to] continue that support,” Leidos’ retired Lt. Gen. Chuck Heflebower said.
“It’s been a real pleasure having the support of Leidos for such an extended period of time,” CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch said. “They’ve been part of the program since its early stages, and we are looking forward to continuing the partnership for years to come.”
Through its affiliation with SAIC, Leidos Inc. has provided supported the program as a Cyber Silver sponsor since CyberPatriot began in 2009. The company provides the Digital Forensics Event at the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition each April, which covers encryption, steganography, and file-carving challenges, as well as other challenges that focus on digital forensics topics. The event exposes the students to new areas of cybersecurity not traditionally covered in other the other events of the National Finals Competition.
The nation’s largest and fastest-growing youth cyber education program, CyberPatriot, is the Air Force Association’s flagship science, technology, engineering and math initiative dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth and exciting students toward careers in STEM.
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