PASADENA, CA (July 12, 2016) – Parsons, a technology-driven engineering services firm with expertise in defense, intelligence, and cybersecurity, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Business-Higher Education Forum’s (BHEF’s) Future Cyber Leaders Program (FCLP). The program, which is in its pilot year and began on June 8, runs Wednesday afternoons through July 20 in Washington, D.C.
FCLP brings together a select cohort of more than 25 undergraduate interns in a 7‑week program—supported by the Office of Naval Research—to engage in cyber academic enrichment, leadership building, and networking opportunities provided by sponsoring aerospace and defense sector organizations. Interns will participate in activities designed to deepen their experiences in cyber, including tours of corporate and government facilities, dialogues with guest speakers from the cyber industry and policy community, professional development seminars, hack-a-thons and other cyber competitions, and presentations by faculty members from various college campuses in the Northern Virginia area.
“As a major provider of cybersecurity solutions to the federal government and commercial customers, Parsons is committed to the development of the next generation of leaders in cybersecurity,” said Biff Lyons, Parsons Executive Vice President and Defense & Security Division Manager. “By participating in the Future Cyber Leaders Program, we hope to broaden students’ cybersecurity experience and grow their passion for the industry.”
As a BHEF member organization and FCLP participating sponsor, Parsons will codevelop a program activity for the students with BHEF—an organization dedicated to advancing solutions to U.S. education and workforce challenges. The activity will focus on Parsons’ work in cybersecurity as well as serve as a networking and development tool for students. In addition to its scheduled activity, Parsons will participate in an end-of-session event with other sponsors for all of the participating interns. For more information about the Business-Higher Education Forum and its Future Cyber Leaders Program, visit http://www.bhef.com/future-cyber-leaders.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.