Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - May 5, 2015 - Under the patronage of H.R.H Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, King Saud University
and Saudi Ministry of Interior
are organizing the National Symposium for Command & Control and Cyber Security (NSC3) 2015 that was held April 27-29 at King Saud University in Riyadh.
As a diamond sponsor, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) featured many of its latest, critical defense, training and cybersecurity capabilities at NSC3.
"At the symposium, Northrop Grumman offered a compelling picture of the advances achieved in the field of command and control and cybersecurity systems," said Walid Abukhaled, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Saudi Arabia.. "We are also delighted to be on campus at King Saud University as Northrop Grumman continues to recruit the best Saudi talents both male and female and develop them to be the future technology leaders."
The symposium brings together government officials, academics, Northrop Grumman subject matter experts and other industry representatives to discuss technology trends and operational issues of command & control, training and cybersecurity systems in both military and civilian domains. Northrop Grumman has been a trusted partner with Saudi Arabia for 40 years and will continue to provide solutions that support the Kingdom's national security needs.
In its exhibit at NSC3, Northrop Grumman featured its Adaptive Learning Solutions including the Virtual Immersive Portable Environment (VIPE Holodeck™), a high-fidelity, immersive environment for simulation and training, mission rehearsal and data visualization; the Citadel Enterprise Battle Command Systems, a rapidly deployable and mobile command and control system that presents a ground-breaking approach to allied integrated air and missile defense; and other unique capabilities such as cyber situational awareness, cyber academy, Paradigm and the Graduate Training Integration Management System (GTIMS).
"Through our joint ventures and as a global security company, Northrop Grumman employs more than 1,700 people, 58 percent of whom are Saudi nationals," said Abukhaled We continue to actively develop partnerships with local industry to build our global supply chain, and support technology and knowledge transfer by expanding partnerships with appropriate government and semi-government institutions."
In addition to participating in panel discussions at the symposium and its display, Northrop Grumman also introduced CyberArabia, a cybersecurity workshop and competition at King Saud University designed to build new ways to inspire and nurture cyber talent to help address the Kingdom's cybersecurity challenges and encourage younger generations to learn more about cyber-related career opportunities.
"We recognize that science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is fundamental to develop, operate and maintain defense systems," said Abukhaled. Fostering STEM education through initiatives with local universities such as CyberArabia is essential to our business and to the long-term development of future Saudi technology leaders."
Northrop Grumman subject matter experts speaking at the symposium, include:
- Mike Papay, vice president and chief information security officer, at the "Boosting C2 and Cyber Research and Academic Programs" panel
- Jay Balakirsky, director of business development, Command and Control Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, at the "Vision of Modern C2 Systems for Military: State of the Art and Future" panel
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