The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Program will bring new cybersecurity products and companies to Virginia.
FAIRFAX, Va. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a new public-private partnership in December with General Dynamics Mission Systems, establishing an innovative funding and mentorship agreement for the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program. This Platinum Sponsorship will supplement the original MACH37 funding by the Virginia General Assembly.
As a multi-year sponsor, General Dynamics Mission Systems has the opportunity to mentor and coach participating companies, sharing with them experience and insight to developing and delivering cybersecurity solutions. Cyber threats move fast, and General Dynamics Mission Systems has the unique awareness of and access to technologies to help customers when they need it.
Our job is to help our customers successfully execute their missions in a domain that is predictably unpredictable, said Nadia Short, a vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems. MACH37 gives us access to Virginias smartest minds and technologies, accelerating the delivery of cybersecurity products and solutions that our customers need, when they need it.
The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program is committed to finding college, industry and government cybersecurity assets to create innovative products and new cybersecurity companies in Virginia. This 90-day program helps cybersecurity startups and entrepreneurs create a successful and sustainable business.
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