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UMD, Northrop Grumman Announce Launch of Nation's First Cybersecurity Honors Program, Sept. 25

Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush, UMD President Wallace Loh will be in attendance.

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MEDIA ADVISORY  September 11, 2013


Ted Knight
301 405 3596

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland and Northrop Grumman will jointly announce the launch of the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES), the nation’s first cybersecurity honors program for undergraduates, at a special event on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Stamp Student Union Atrium on the University of Maryland College Park Campus.

 The ACES program is designed to educate future leaders in the field of cybersecurity through rigorous, hands-on learning experiences, an intensive interdisciplinary curriculum, collaborative projects, and professional insight from industry and business leaders. The four-year honors program offers students a living-learning experience, giving them the opportunity to collaborate and work closely together as they pursue their advanced program of study in cybersecurity. The inaugural ACES cohort is comprised of 57 students. The ACES program is supported by a major grant from Northrop Grumman. For more information about the program, visit

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Stamp Student Union Atrium, Rm. 1107, University of Maryland College Park Campus
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University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, Northrop Grumman Chairman, CEO and President Wes Bush, and University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. (“Brit”) Kirwan will deliver remarks at the event. Representatives from government and industry, as well as University of Maryland students, staff, and faculty, including the inaugural ACES student cohort, will be in attendance.

Media Registration:
To register to attend the ACES Launch Event, or to request more information, please contact Ted Knight at 301-405-3596 or

About the University of Maryland
The University of Maryland is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, Maryland is ranked among the top public universities by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and the Institute of Higher Education. The university is recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-third of the student population. Please visit the University of Maryland website at for more information.

About Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.