SAIC donates $750,000 to Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology

Hume Center Science Applications International Corp. announced on Nov. 3 that it will donate $750,000 to Virginia Tech’s Hume Center for National Security and Technology over the next five years.

SAIC’s donation will specifically support the Hume Center’s Education Program and Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. As part of SAIC’s National Security Education Program (NSEP), this contribution reflects SAIC’s commitment to support educational programs that advance and develop the innovative workforce of the 21st century.

The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech’s research, education, and outreach programs focused on the communication and computation challenges of the national security community. Education programs provide mentorship, internships, scholarships, and seek to address key challenges in qualified U.S. citizens entering federal service. Advanced research programs focus on signals intelligence, electronic warfare, cybersecurity and analytics, and aerospace systems.

“With this donation, SAIC will have opportunities to help mentor and assist young adults who are entering America’s workforce. SAIC supported initiatives will reach students in many ways, like scholarships, research programs, curriculum development, guest speakers, and internships,” said SAIC Sector President Doug Wagoner. “These students are the future of national security and we look forward to giving them the support needed to understand emerging national security technology challenges.”

“The Hume Center at Virginia Tech is very grateful to have SAIC as our anchor educational partner,” Hume Center Director Dr. Charles Clancy. “Their support will enable us to educate the next generation of national security leaders and technologists, and we look forward to an ongoing partnership between our two organizations that said will promote academic achievement for years to come.”