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Jack Harrington, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services

The Super Bowl of cyber competitions just wrapped up this weekend. Ten teams competed in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, Texas. Showcases like this one, in which teams show off the skills to protect cyber networks from intruders, are becoming a popular way for companies to scout new and sorely needed talent. But the government needs those people too. Jack Harrington is the vice president of cybersecurity and special missions at Raytheon, which hosted last weekend's event. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain what agencies are taking away from competitions like this.

Tags: Jack Harrington , Raytheon , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Cybersecurity ,

Monday - 04/27/2015, 09:23am EDT

College teams vie for job offers at cyber defense competition

A national cyber defense championship is ramping up in Texas. At stake are not only bragging rights, but lucrative job offers from private companies, government agencies and the Defense Department.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 09:55am EDT

March Madness begins for cyber defense contest

It's that time of year again when you have to fill out your March Madness brackets. But not for the basketball tournament -- for the cyber defense contest.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Dorobek Insider , University of Maryland , Air Force Academy , DoD

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 02:30pm EDT