CCI NoVa Node by the Numbers

CCI NoVA Node by the Numbers
Additional skilled cybersecurity experts and innovative technologies are needed to protect the world from malicious cyber-attacks that threaten everything from individual privacy to infrastructure and national security.

The Commonwealth of Virginia has therefore established the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), a highly connected network of organizations, each led by an institution of higher education. Four regional nodes span the state.

The CCI Northern Virginia Node (NoVa Node) comprises the region’s universities, colleges, and private, nonprofit, and government organizations, all sharing a commitment to building capacity in cybersecurity.

About Us

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), funded by the Virginia General Assembly, created a Commonwealth-wide ecosystem of innovation in cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems (CPS) security. CCI will ensure Virginia is recognized as a global leader in secure CPS and in the digital economy more broadly for decades to come by supporting world-class research at the intersection of data, autonomy, and security; promoting technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; and preparing future generations of innovators and research leaders. CCI will build on Virginia’s strong base of research excellence, its innovative and diverse higher education system, vibrant ecosystem of venture capital investment and high-growth firms, and unparalleled density of cybersecurity talent.

The CCI ecosystem is defined by four regional Nodes covering the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, and a Hub in Northern Virginia. George Mason University leads the CCI Northern Virginia Node (NoVa Node) region. Partners in the CCI NoVa Node include institutions of higher education, corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, P-12 schools, economic development organizations, and accelerators from 19 counties and are committed to working together to achieve the goals of the CCI. To read more about the CCI, please read the CCI Blueprint.

CCI Blueprint

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CYBER TRAINING AND EDUCATION ROADMAP

The Community, Military, and Federal Facility Partnership of Northern Virginia’s Cyber Training & Roadmap is the result of an academic alliance formed in May 2017 focused on addressing cyber talent shortfalls in the region necessary to address increasing operational and organizational risks. Initial priorities and associated strategies in the Roadmap were identified during a Cyber Training & Education Conference held on June 26, 2018, at George Mason University (Mason). The Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), Mason and Booz Allen Hamilton planned the event that included over 300 stakeholders from colleges and universities in the region, the nine public school districts, the private sector, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Veterans organizations, military installations, federal agencies, and cities and counties in Northern Virginia. The Cyber Training and Education Roadmap (the Roadmap) provides a framework of priorities and associated strategies 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 serves as the foundation for the strategic plan for workforce development in the the CCI NoVa Node.

CCI Nova Node Roadmap The Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s Community, Military and Federal Facility Partnership and Fort Belvoir were recognized at the Pentagon in early December as winners of one of the United States Army’s 2019 Community Partnership Award. From left to right: The Honorable 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, Jr, NVRC Executive Director; Dr. Liza Wilson Durant, George Mason University; Melanie Stover, Northern Virginia Community College; Will Rowe, JR., Booz Allen Hamilton; Peggy Tadej, Director of Community and Military Partnerships for NVRC; and Lieutenant General Jason T. Evans, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 (Installations).

READ THE ROADMAP

CYBER APPRENTICESHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

CCI NoVA Node Federal Government

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CCI NoVA Node Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

CCI NoVA Node

CCI Nova Node

CCI NoVA Node District of Columbia

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CCI NoVA Node Virginia Intership Opps

Virginia Internship Opps

CYBER EDUCATION AND TRAINING

CCI Nova Node Cyber Education and Training

CYBER VETERANS INITIATIVE VIRGINIA
CCI Nova Node GMU
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
CCI Nova Node GWU
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

CCI Nova Node GCC
GERMANNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CCI Nova Node JMU
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

CCI Nova Node LFCC
LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CCI Marymount University

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

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CCI Nova Node NVCC

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CCI Nova Node Shenandoah University
SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY
CCI Nova Node UMW
UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON
CCI Nova Node Virginia Cyber Range
VIRGINIA CYBER RANGE

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CCI Nova Node Veteran
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CCI Nova Node Other
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Partners

Amazon Web Services, Inc.

ARAR Technology

Booz Allen Hamilton

CACI

Crossroads Innovation Group

CyberVista

ICF

IAI, LLC. & DGS, LLC (Centauri)

DISYS LLC

Hilton

IOMAXIS

Micron

MITRE Corporation

Noblis

SP Global, Inc.

SPG Institute

Splunk, Inc

SYSUSA, Inc.

TechFlow

Telos

U.Group

WholePoint Systems

Widelity, Inc

1776

Alchemy Management Partners

Alexandria City Public Schools

Arlington Community Foundation

Arlington Economic Development

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)

Arlington Public Schools

Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Arlington

Children’s Science Center

CIT

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Culpeper County Schools

Cyber Education and Training Roadmap

DCA Live

Eastern Foundry

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Fairfax County Public Schools

Fauquier County Schools

Frederick County Public Schools

Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

Girls Computing League

Girls Inspired & Ready to Lead, Inc.

Katzcy Consulting

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development

Loudoun County Schools

MACH37

Northern Virginia Community, Military, and Federal Facility Partnership

Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Northern Virginia Technology Council

Nova Chamber of Commerce

Prince William County Public Schools

Rosie Riveters

Shenandoah Valley Angel Investors

Shenandoah Valley Innovation Coalition

Spotsylvania County Schools

Stafford County Schools

US Army Ft Belvoir

Va Dept. of Veterans Services (Veterans Education Transition an Employment and Virginia State Approving Agency)

Virginia MicroEletronics Consortium (VMEC)

Warren County Public Schools

Williams Mullen

Winchester City Public Schools

Women In Tech

Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

Contact Us



Liza Wilson Durant, PhD

Director, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) NoVa Node

George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, MS 4A3, Fairfax, VA 22030

ldurant2@gmu.edu