If not the NFL, Navy QB selects Information Warfare Career Path


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From Jill Martin, CNN

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland—Football is only part of the equation for Midshipman First Class Keenan Reynolds, who is majoring in international relations. Everyone that graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy is obligated to serve five years in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.

After a record-breaking 14th straight victory over Army along with other NCAA records, Midshipman Reynolds could receive a special waiver from the Pentagon if the NFL is in his future. If not, Reynolds seems very excited about his postgraduate plans, tweeting on November 19th, “Got my first choice, Information Warfare!”

Upon graduation next May, Reynolds will be welcomed by the Pentagon to join other U.S. Naval Academy and West Point graduates in the latest war-fighting domain—Cyber.

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Industry Icons Receive Community and Technology Awards


Maryland Cyber Program Manager captures 2015 Corporate Member of the Year from local BDPA Chapter

BOWIE, Maryland—LaToya C. Staten (above) receives a 2015 Corporate Member of the Year award from National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter for expanding and sharing technology inclusion, outreach, and awareness programs with Maryland’s colleges and universities.

Ms. Staten is a certified small business consultant with more than 15 years of experience in creating and executing strategic business development initiatives.  LaToya’s area of expertise include program development and implementation, relationship management, training, business advocacy, organizational assessment, economic growth strategies, and grant management.

Her current projects include the advancement of public-private economic development opportunities in key industries such as cybersecurity, the “internet of things”, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Ms. Staten’s public service includes serving on the following boards and committees: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Betamore Tech Mentor, ITNova Board of Advisors, Michigan State Alumni Association, and the BwTech Business and Cyber Advisory Boards.  LaToya is a long-time NWBOC site visitor and a frequent guest on Morgan State University’s Briefcase Radio Show.


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