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Texas A&M chosen to partner in Cyber Private Public Partnership Initiative

April 15, 2017

Texas A&M University has been chosen as a partner in the Cyber Private Public Partnership Initiative (P3i), a collaborative effort with the National Security Agency. Cyber P3i’s goal is to develop university partnerships with world class cybersecurity and cyber-engineering programs to assist United States Army Reserve soldiers and transition active duty soldiers in building foundational advanced cyber skills, enhancing existing cyber skills and maintaining continuous professional education in the cyber career field.

Dr. Daniel Ragsdale, director of the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, attended the Cyber P3i principal’s meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 15-17, 2017. During the meeting, Ragsdale presented updates on the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center and introduced the Cyber P3i scholarship recipients from Texas A&M. Recipients were Bo Hawthorne, construction science senior; Peter Myers, computer engineering senior; Nicholas O’Brien, geophysics senior; and Bevan Saldanha, health junior.

“The P3i program has provided opportunities for members of the U.S. Army Reserves and many others,” Ragsdale said. “These opportunities provide relevant experiences that reinforce what they learn in traditional classroom settings.”