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Navy awards $140M contract to CACI for logistics, training support


ARLINGTON, VA Dec. 22, 2016 CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today it was awarded a $140 million prime contract to provide global logistics support services for the United States Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) Naval Forces Logistics (NFL) Support/Training Services program. The five-year contract represents continuing business in CACI’s Logistics and Material Readiness market area.

USFFC supports the Chief of Naval Operations and Combat Commanders worldwide by providing responsive, relevant, sustainable Naval Operating Forces that are ready for continual combat operations. The command is responsible for organizing, manning, training, equipping, and maintaining Naval forces to generate required and sustainable levels of current and future readiness. Under this contract, CACI will continue to provide global logistics support, including analysis and problem-solving, database and system administration, financial management, on-site assistance, training, implementation, and program management.

John Mengucci, CACI’s Chief Operating Officer and President of U.S. Operations, said, “CACI has an outstanding track record of support for U.S. Navy global logistics and training programs, and this award with the United States Fleet Forces Command is another vote of confidence in the reliability and value of our solutions and services.”

According to CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Asbury, “CACI is proud to continue our partnership with the U.S. Navy, delivering mission-critical logistics solutions and services with innovation and integrity. We are dedicated to supporting our troops’ readiness to protect our nation and its allies at home and abroad.”

CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. A Fortune magazine World’s Most Admired Company in the IT Services industry, CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies, the Russell 2000 Index, and the S&P SmallCap600 Index. CACI’s sustained commitment to ethics and integrity defines its corporate culture and drives its success. With approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, CACI provides dynamic career opportunities for military veterans and industry professionals to support the nation’s most critical missions. Join us! www.caci.com.

Raytheon submits proposal for Army's next-generation training program


DULLES, VA Dec. 27, 2016 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Army's next-generation, global training support program.

The Raytheon project team consists of proven industry leaders CSRA, General Dynamics and Leidos, as well as 17 small, hub-zone, women, veteran and disabled-veteran-owned businesses. Today, Raytheon provides training in 127 countries and in 29 different languages.

Raytheon is offering InSITE™, its innovative, user-friendly and mobile-enabled management information system. The Army Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators Maintenance Program calls for training support and sustainment services for more than 320,000 Army training devices and more than 90 digital ranges around the world. The goal: to help enable Army mission readiness.

ATMP is a competitive follow-on to the successful U.S. Army Warfighter FOCUS program. Awarded to Raytheon in 2007, WFF involved similar training and logistics work performed globally at more than 500 sites. Raytheon managed training support for almost every soldier around the world and saved the Army more than $400 million in training sustainment costs over eight years.

"Raytheon brings unmatched experience in maintaining and sustaining the US Army's Combat Training Centers, Army training devices and ranges to help drive and enable readiness," said Pete Vangjel, vice president of Raytheon's Global Training Solutions business. "Along with that experience, we bring the Army the best the industry has to offer with the lowest-risk and most cost-effective approach."

Raytheon's InSITE™ delivers advanced analytics, customizable user interfaces, dashboards and ironclad data integrity to standard Army mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets. Raytheon invested $6.5 million to develop InSITE™ specifically for ATMP.

The system transforms diverse, multi-year and multiple-device maintenance and program data into decision-ready, actionable information. Users can pull in and access maintenance, contracts, finance, supply chain and other systems information from anywhere in the world, in near real-time, 24/7/365.

Other innovations include:

  • Cybersecurity tools and hardening from Raytheon, a world leader in the cyber field.
  • Streamlined, automated work order processes that eliminate human error while increasing flexibility and response time.
  • A new user interface that offers the ability to create individualized information centers, custom reports and instant alerts.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

SAIC, root9B join forces to offer government agencies advanced cyber simulations and training


MCLEAN, VA Dec. 20, 2016 Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) is teaming with root9B, a root9B Holdings Company (OTCQB: RTNBD), to provide advanced cybersecurity training and simulation environments to government clients. As part of the agreement, SAIC and root9B will focus on redefining how organizations prepare their personnel to conduct cyber operations through tailored training, dynamic simulation, and realistic scenarios.

Leveraging SAIC’s new training platform, SAIC Integrated Training Edge™, root9B’s industry-leading advanced cyber operations training and DAEDALUS cyber range content, will offer a tailored, agile, and modular training platform that supports complete cyber force certification. SAIC’s platform, abbreviated as SITE™, integrates SAIC’s people, processes, tools, and technologies into one ecosystem, drawing on decades of successful design, development, and delivery of immersive training.

“This collaboration will enable operationally-focused teams to receive immersive training in areas like Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP), cyber operations, and advanced training in Operational Design and Operational Art,” said Josh Jackson, SAIC Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Training and Simulation Service Line. “Together, we are helping our customers address highly complex training challenges in cyber operations.”

The effort will draw on root9B’s real-world operational experiences to deliver state-of-the-art cyber training focused on developing the operational skills needed to protect against the evolving capabilities of cyber adversaries and elevate the skills of future cybersecurity teams.

As a Mission Qualification Training (MQT) provider to multiple Department of Defense cyber units, root9B understands that developing relevant, practical knowledge, insight, and technical skills is central to establishing a cadre of cybersecurity teams who are mission-ready. This provides validation of full-spectrum courses of action driven by the specific needs of government, and critical infrastructure market segments.

“Traditional training pipelines have focused on developing core learning objectives in an academic environment before introducing students to operationally relevant scenarios. The unfortunate side effect of this divide-and-conquer methodology is an attrition of knowledge, failure to establish relevancy, and increased time to operational effectiveness,” said Mike Morris, root9B Chief Technology Officer. “This partnership with SAIC counters this instructional weakness by providing the best learning environment possible while presenting students with challenging real-world cybersecurity operations, scenarios, and incidents.”

With this joint effort, SAIC and root9B will provide customers with technology-driven, skills-based services, delivered on-demand, customized to individual needs, and aligned to budget and operational requirements.

About SAIC

SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.3 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

Read more: SAIC Introduces New Training Platform

About root9B

Ranked as the #1 Cybersecurity company for four consecutive quarters by Cybersecurity Ventures (Jan 2016), root9B stands in defiance of the unwanted human presence within our clients’ networks by attacking the root of the problem—the adversary’s ability to gain entry and remain undetected. root9B’s application of advanced technology developed through cutting-edge R&D and engineering and refined through relevant, hands-on training is revolutionary. root9B combines next generation technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience. root9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, Industrial Control System (ICS) security, and Active Adversary Pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide. For more information, visit www.root9B.com.

About root9B Holdings

root9B Holdings is a leading provider of Cybersecurity and Regulatory Risk Mitigation. Through its’ wholly owned subsidiaries root9B and IPSA International, root9B Holdings delivers results that improve productivity, mitigate risk and maximize profits. Our clients range in size from Fortune 100 companies to mid-sized and owner-managed businesses across a broad range of industries including local, state, and government agencies. For more information, visit www.root9BHoldings.com

SANS announces agenda for Dallas security training conference

BETHESDA, MD Dec. 21, 2016 SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the agenda for SANS Dallas 2017 taking place February 27 – March 4. The event will feature hands-on immersion style InfoSec training courses for security professionals of all levels and bonus evening discussions. All courses are associated with a GIAC Certification.

According to SANS Dallas keynote speaker and instructor of the SEC505: Securing Windows and PowerShell Automation course, Jason Fossen, "Dallas, Austin and Houston form the technology triangle of Texas and the need for trained security professionals for these areas is growing fast. SANS is helping to fill this need with a stellar line-up of courses and instructors at its second annual Dallas training event."

SANS Dallas 2017 will offer classes for newbies and seasoned professionals alike. For those new to information security, SANS will offer SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style and MGT414: SANS Training Program for CISSP® Certification. More seasoned professionals will benefit from courses such as SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking and MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials for Managers with Knowledge Compression™.

For a complete list of courses and bonus evening discussions, or to register for SANS Dallas 2017, please visit: www.sans.org/u/o9i

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cybersecurity training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cybersecurity training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.SANS.org)

HYSKORE unveils stand system for paper and steel pistol targets

MIDDLEBURGH, NY Dec. 21, 2016 HYSKORE®, a leading supplier of purpose built shooting sports accessories (http://www.hyskore.com), is pleased to introduce the Target Hound® item #30291 and the Target Hound Max® item #30290 portable target supports. The 30291 Target Hound® is designed for standard 18” width NRA IPSIC / IDPA targets. While your typical target support uses 1”x 2” dimensional lumber for its uprights, the Target Hound® has 6” deep sockets that can accommodate both 1”x2” furring and the ubiquitous 2”x 4” stud. The 30290 Target Hound Max® can also accommodate both 1”x 2” and 2”x 4” lumber but more significantly as an added feature, the distance between the uprights can be adjusted from 3” to 28”. This is a major advance since there is a wide range of targets with widths extending up to 24” and this one fixture can accommodate all of them. One of the challenges that long range rifle shooters face is having a stable target support that can be placed at known distance ranges for sighting, calibration, and competition. With the Hyskore® Target Hound® portable target support(http://hyskore.com/products/30291-target-hound/) systems any shooter with a safe place to shoot can set up their own range in a matter of minutes and then at the end of the shooting session pack up just as quickly. The ability to use both 1”x 2” and 2”x 4” lumber has several advantages. The 1”x 2” lumber is lightweight and is the convention for this type of target support. It is perfectly adequate for supporting paper targets on cardboard backers. The ability to use 2”x 4” uprights opens up additional opportunity in that now the support system has enough structural integrity for hanging steel targets (Hyskore® neither endorses nor recommends the use of this type of target due to the potential for deflection and ricochets). The Target Hound® features 6” deep sockets to securely support the wood uprights. Both of the Target Hound® target stands are constructed from heavy gauge welded steel with a durable OD Green powder coat finish. The Target Hound® features 19” long angle iron supports which can be anchored to the ground using standard 3/8” x 8” lag bolts. If it’s desired to make the base more stable in windy conditions the base is designed so that two 2”x 4”s (4’, 6’, or 8’ long) can be bolted to it to give increased wind resistance. The Target Hound® Max likewise is designed so that additional 2”x 4” supports can be easily added to increase the base radius. This feature eliminates the need for using heavy, inconvenient sandbags for stabilization.

Portable target supports are extremely popular for several reasons. According to Richard Mann https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2013/3/25/long-range-for-dummies/ “Whacking targets at stupidly long ranges has become the cool thing to do.” In order to engage in this type of shooting activity not only do you need the appropriate rifle, scope, ammunition, etc. what’s often left unsaid is the clear need for a target support system that can be deployed at the desired distance. Another consideration is that with a portable target stand the target can be easily located the desired distance from the shooting bench. This is much easier than locating the shooting platform 100 yards from a tree or fence post. Better yet, having 2, 3, or 4 targets each at a different distance is that much better. In many areas of the country staging permanent targets in an open area frequently conflicts with other activities such as agriculture. Portable target stands very effectively work around this problem.

Anybody who is familiar with the concept of near and far zero will appreciate the portability of the Target Hound® system for sighting in rifles. Clearly having a portable target stand at the near zero starting point and evaluating elevation at that distance and then moving the target to 100 yards and progressive distances down range the shooter can record the various elevation come ups. Better yet use 2 or 3 target stands one at each desired range. According to T.W. Batzel, Jr. http://www.chuckhawks.com/marksmanship_training.htm “I’m going to do that at 25 yards or so, to make it easier to get zeroed in. Then I’ll move the target back to the typical 100 yard distance and repeat the process.” Getting your first sighting shot on the paper at 25-30 yards is a lot easier than trying to do it at 100 yards.

In typical IPSIC competition hand gun targets can be located 10-30 meters from the shooter, shotgun targets 10-50 meters, and rifle targets 15-300 meters. Usually there is a multitude of targets and to keep competitions from becoming boringly similar the distances are usually varied from one competition to the next. Without appropriate target stands that can be moved accordingly this would be impossible. Utilization of wood uprights as opposed to steel uprights offers a tremendous safety advantage. Projectiles pass through the wood freely as opposed to becoming deflected by steel. Also when the steel upright is hit by a powerful bullet it frequently is damaged beyond repair. When a 2” x 4” or 1” x 2” is hit by a bullet (or multiple bullets) replacement is a simple process.


HYSKORE® is a registered trademark of Power Aisle, Inc. (Est. 1988) of Middleburgh, New York 12122, 631/673-5975. HYSKORE® manufactures a proprietary line of advanced, purpose built, tactical and sport shooting accessories including compression dampened shooting rests, multi-function electronic hearing protection, pistol rests, pistol racks, and sundry accessories. HYSKORE® products are available at numerous retailers including: Cabela’s http://www.cabelas.com, BassPro http://www.basspro.com, Sportsman’s Guide http://www.sportsmansguide.com, Cheaper Than Dirt, http://www.cheaperthandirt.com, Brownells http://www.brownells.com, and Midway USA http://www.midwayusa.com.

Meggitt to unveil new shooting range solutions at upcoming SHOT expo

SUWANEE, GA Dec.13, 2016 Meggitt Training Systems (booth #12267) will debut a new shooting stall, audio and visual communication, and wireless range control products at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 17-20, 2017. Driven by a nine-decade legacy fielding more than 13,000 ranges worldwide, Meggitt is an industry leader in turnkey shooting range design, equipment and installation for law enforcement and commercial ranges.

“Innovation at Meggitt Training Systems is driven by our highly experienced staff of military veterans and retired law enforcement officers,” said Jeff Murphy, President, Meggitt Training Systems. “The three new products we’ll display at SHOT Show 2017 continue a 90-year track record of American-made products, including those under the famous FATS® and Caswell brand names.”

Meggitt’s new solutions on display will include:

  • SafeZoneTM shooting stalls offer the customization to create clear or solid stalls, or a mixture of both. Completely reconfigurable and backward compatible, new shooting stalls can be set up in the same location as existing ones. SafeZone stalls are L3 pistol and/or L8 rifle rated and are available with a black frame, solid black dividing panel, and a brass shield to prevent spent casings from going into adjacent lanes. A swing down shooter’s shelf features a resilient surface, raised edges to prevent accidental drop off, and a recessed tray area containing all weapons, ammunition and other range equipment within the confines of the stall. The acoustical blast shield extends to further shelter adjacent shooters, while a site light illuminates the stall interior.
  • Aiphone® communication systems enable a range operator and shooters to communicate easily with each other, allowing the operator to monitor changing safety conditions in real time. The digital video remote system lets the range operator call, listen and converse with an individual shooter, a select group or all shooters in unison by simply pressing the selector button on the master station. Or the operator can view the shooter via a video feed, allowing real-time feedback and response time for calls to master control. Plastic or stainless-steel remote audio communication systems provide a similar level of functionality to the digital video remote, minus the video feed.
  • RangeMasterTM Control System is fully networked and wireless, allowing for easily customizable courses of fire, lighting and temperature, as well as shooter profile and ordering capabilities. The RMCS wirelessly controls the XWT GEN3 target retrieval system, placing the target down range at any distance. The system gives shooters the ability to move targets to any position between the firing line and the last target line without the use of signaling devices. Shooters can easily control commands with a one-touch operation and can also program static or looping courses of fire. With a fully networked system, range operators now have the ability to provide unique user logins and passwords. This accessibility allows trainers or individual users to pre-configure courses of fire and assign to a specific shooter.

Meggitt Training Systems representatives will be available for meetings at SHOT Show in booth #12267. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/About-Meggitt/Trade-show-schedule/Shot-Show-2017.

About Meggitt Training Systems

Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems. Following the acquisition of FATS® virtual training systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt Training Systems has continued to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of these two industry leaders. Over 13,000 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing judgmental, situational awareness and marksmanship training to the armed forces, law enforcement and security organizations.

Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.

About Meggitt PLC

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.

Crime scene cleanup group offering virtual reality training sessions for handling hazardous materials

NEW YORK Dec. 9, 2016 On Friday, December 9th, 2016, the National Crime Scene Cleanup Association announced their plans on developing and marketing a first of it's kind VR Training software designed to teach professionals courses on how to properly and safely clean up everything from blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids, chemical spills and viruses/bacteria - without ever being in harm's way.

This initiative, dubbed 'Safe Training VR' or 'STVR', will put hazmat workers, doctors, nurses, EMTs, or firefighters in a virtual space where they are required to remediate biohazard chemical spills, crime scenes, asbestos, or even dangerous viruses, such as Ebola or MRSA. This enables professionals to get out of the standard 'text book' classroom and into a dynamic virtual environment with no safety concerns.

The announcement comes just months after another National Crime Scene Cleanup Association project named 'Safeguard' went into beta testing. Safeguard is a Virtual Crime Scene Cleanup simulator, designed to educate and teach the public about the hazards of crime scene cleanup, a very little know industry, and educate them on what equipment, techniques, standard operating procedures and chemicals go into a cleanup. Due to an overwhelming response to Safeguard, the National Crime Scene Cleanup Association decided to venture into how virtual reality could also help educate people in the industry.

The real world applications for such software will come to the interest of hospitals, law enforcement, paramedics, hazmat workers and future employees. An Authentic training experience is crucial. STVR currently has two Rutgers University OSHA 501C Outreach Trainers help develop it. Professionals in each specialized field as well will be contracted to help make sure the software is accurate down to every intricate detail.

"STVR encompasses many courses and situations that I have learned over the years, as well as a plethora of scenarios I never thought I'd encounter," says National Crime Scene Cleanup Association president and one of the OSHA 501C Outreach Trainers, James Michel. "We finally have developed a way to minimize risk while teaching real world applications."

STVR will undergo internal development and testing over the next couple of months, and then company has plans in the future to license and market the software so that other companies and organizations can take advantage of this breaking new technology. Everywhere, People in the field will be safer as a result.

ABOUT NATIONAL CRIME SCENE CLEANUP ASSOCIATION (NCSCA) – NCSCA is owned and operated by parent company, Prestige Worldwide Group. The company is based in Patchogue, New York. They specialize in removing crime scene debris and contaminants as well as suicide cleanup and medical waste removal.

For more information about NCSCA, visit www.crimescenecleanup.com.

Scenario Learning unveils new line of cybersecurity training classes


CINCINNATI, OH Nov. 28, 2016 The 2016 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study, sponsored by IBM estimates that there are 1.5 million cyber attacks every year or 4,000 every day. Users are more likely to have their email account hacked than their home broken into. Cybersecurity threats pose challenges to organizations of all sizes, across every industry. As threats evolve in sophistication and targeting, Scenario Learning, LLC, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools, colleges and workplaces announces a new suite of cybersecurity training courses now available through its award-winning SafeSchools Training, SafeColleges Training and SafePersonnel Training Systems to help organizations stay ahead of online security risks.

The new Cybersecurity Suite includes the following expert-authored courses, which are developed and customized specifically for the K-12, Higher Education or workplace market, so the content is relevant and applicable:


  • Browser Security Basics: A large number of cyber attacks target browser activity. This course provides learners with an overview of browser security and ways to browse the web safely. Topics include the types of browser threats, the basics of browser security and safe browsing practices.
  • Cybersecurity Overview: This introductory course provides an overview of cybercrime and cybersecurity. Learners will learn the basics of cybersecurity along with the effects of cybercrime, the types of cyber threats and how users are susceptible.
  • Email and Messaging Safety: Email is the primary means of attack from cyber-perpetrators. This course provides an overview of cybercrime via email, and how to employ safe email and messaging practices to avoid and help prevent cyber threats, attempts at fraud and identity theft.
  • Password Security Basics: This course provides an overview of password security and management, including the basic principles of password security, the elements of a strong password and strategies of how to create and maintain passwords.
  • Protection Against Malware: Malware is a primary means of attack for cyber-perpetrators. This course provides learners with an overview of basic protection against malware, including types of malware, how malware works and protective strategies.


“Protecting your organization online begins with ensuring that everyone is properly trained on all areas of cybersecurity,” said Brian Taylor, CEO of Scenario Learning, LLC. “We’re pleased to offer this important suite of courses as part of our expanding course libraries to help you safeguard sensitive data and keep your online community safe.”

Each of the company’s online training systems automates and simplifies training administration, saving valuable time and money. Employees and students are notified by email of assignments and can take courses online, through any Web-enabled device, whenever it’s most convenient for their schedules. Using the training systems, administrators and managers can also upload and assign policies and custom courses, track training completions, monitor progress, download compliance reports and view or print certificates of completion.

For more information on Scenario Learning LLC’s Cybersecurity Suite, please call 1.800.434.0154 or email info(at)scenariolearning(dot)com. To learn more about Scenario Learning and our training solutions, please visit http://www.scenariolearning.com.

About Scenario Learning, LLC

Scenario Learning is a leading developer of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive schools, colleges and workplaces. The company’s web-based product portfolio includes solutions for staff and student training, bullying reporting, accident and incident reporting, SDS management and Special Education professional development for the education and business markets. The company is experiencing record-setting growth, serving thousands of school districts, colleges, insurance providers and businesses around the world. For more information, visit http://www.scenariolearning.com. 

SANS offering cybersecurity training program for transitioning military in DC area

BETHESDA, MD Nov. 30, 2016 SANS Institute today announced that they will offer 100% scholarship-based cybersecurity training in the DC Metro area as part of the VetSuccess Academy program.

The SANS VetSuccess Academy provides transitioning veterans and active duty military spouses with advanced technical training, industry-recognized GIAC certifications, and connections to leading employers in cybersecurity. For employers, the program is a faster, more reliable, and less expensive way to find, train, certify and employ qualified cybersecurity talent.

Eligible participants will take and complete the qualifying assessment and based on the results, may be invited to interview for the program. The application process is now open and the last date to request the qualifying exam is Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The first course is scheduled to begin at Tysons Corner, VA, on March 20, 2017.

"Transitioning veterans and their spouses are a perfect way to fill the gap in the supply and demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals. Our VetSuccess Academy provides transitioning service members with valuable skills and a solid career path," said Max Shuftan, Business Development Manager of SANS CyberTalent. "Our VetSuccess Program has been very successful to date and we are pleased to help employers find great new employees with the skills they require."

The VetSuccess Academy includes three world-class SANS Institute training courses and upon completion of each course; participants will take the associated GIAC exam before starting the next course.

1. SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC)

2. SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling (GCIH)

3. 3rd course chosen from five (5) electives:


  • FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis (GCFE)
  • SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender (GCFA)
  • SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GCIA)
  • SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GWAPT)
  • SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN)


"Completing the VetSuccess Academy not only influenced my career plans, it defined them. The education and certifications opened doors that were inaccessible to me otherwise," says Ed Russell, VetSuccess graduate and retired USAF Senior Staff Sergeant.

To learn more about the VetSuccess Academy, please visit: www.sans.org/cybertalent or email [email protected]

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.sans.org)

Quantum3D to showcase training solutions at upcoming Orlando exposition


ORLANDO, FL Nov. 28, 2016 Quantum3D, a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it will be at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Fla. from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 (OCCC West Concourse, booth #2435), showing several new training systems including a helicopter trainer, a maritime ship bridge trainer, a military mission rehearsal system, a forest-fire-fighting simulator, and new augmented reality technology for maintenance training applications.

"We are excited to be part of the 50-year celebration of innovation in global training and simulation," said Pratish Shah, president, Quantum3D. "At this year's I/ITSEC we will showcase the best in class training, simulation and technical capabilities for air, ground and maritime industries."

Products on display will include a maritime ship's bridge simulator developed by our partner company ARI Simulation. ARI Simulation specializes in Naval, Marine, Drilling, and other offshore training applications. Quantum3D and ARI Simulation will pursue opportunities of strategic and mutual interest within the U.S. and other markets.

The exhibit will also feature a compact helicopter training device developed in conjunction with Precision Flight Controls and its partner Ryan Aerospace. To enable the visual experience for this system, Quantum3D has developed an extension to the popular X-Plane flight simulator software package which allows X-Plane users to use Quantum3D's MANTIS® for visual scene generation. This capability creates a unique opportunity to bring the best-in-class image quality of MANTIS into the market for low cost training devices and part-task trainers.

Quantum3D and HAVELSAN will be showing a suite of rehearsal solutions for Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT). Capabilities include a facility for taking drone-acquired video and rapidly turning that into a virtual training environment for mission rehearsal within hours. The system also has the ability to feed data into Command & Control, Weapons, and other systems for use in an actual military operation. This product is just one of many complete training solutions from HAVELSAN, including full-flight simulators, weapons trainers, and firefighting trainers, which Quantum3D is bringing to the U.S. market.

Offering a glimpse of future technology applications, Quantum3D will demonstrate an example use of Augmented Reality (AR) and image recognition technology in a remote assistance maintenance training scenario.

Quantum3D will show the latest capabilities of its industry-leading real-time image generation products, including the award-winning MANTIS scene management software which is now available in a fully-functional free version aimed at developers and potential customers. MANTIS will be shown running a new ultra-dense German visual database exploiting an exciting new feature: fully autonomous ground vehicle traffic showing realistic movement of hundreds of cars and trucks. The newest Independence® IDX 80 turn-key Image Generator product will be on display as well, which provides high-quality visual capabilities for full flight simulators with up to eight displays in the industry's smallest package and at a compellingly low price point.

About Quantum3D

Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and provider of simulation and training products as well as the technology that drives them. Quantum3D delivers key components for use in a wide range of training markets — flight simulation; land and other vehicle training; synthetic environments and construction tools; sensor simulation; maintenance training, and a variety of augmented-reality applications.

Quantum3D is headquartered in Milpitas, California. Together with its sister company Quantum3D Government Systems, both are members of Quantum3D Group, a Delaware corporation which is in turn wholly owned by HAVELSAN, a major global software and systems provider based in Ankara, Turkey.



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