Northrop, UMBC launch cybersecurity program

Tuesday - 11/9/2010, 9:55am EST

University of Maryland Baltimore County is joining forces with one of the nation's largest defense contractors to develop a cybersecurity program. Northrop Grumman has reached a deal with UMBC's Research Park to launch the new incubator. The Washington Business Journal reports the program will be called "Northrop Grumman Cync Program." Officials say the idea is to spawn the commercialization and development of cybersecurity technology. Selected companies will be given office space, business support services and access to university faculty and students.

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