Lockheed Martin Gift to Support Capitol College Cyber Battle Lab

GAITHERSBURG, Md., 10/11/2010 --

Lockheed Martin announced today a donation to Capitol College in Laurel, Maryland, to help fund the Center for Space Science and Education and Public Outreach's (SSEPO) Emerging STEM Leaders Workshop Series and support the Cyber Battle Lab (CBL) Outreach Program.

In presenting the check, Haden Land, chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions-Civil, said, "Lockheed Martin is a proud supporter of Capitol College and applauds their innovative efforts to interest students in majors and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics."

The workshop series will be delivered for college and community college students through structured high-impact workshops that include faculty lectures and presentations, hands-on exercises that demonstrate the application of theory, and discussions on the practical use of technology related to business and STEM fields.

The CBL Outreach Program consists of cyber security demonstrations and career awareness outreach, primarily encouraging middle and high school students to consider college studies and careers in information assurance (IA) and other STEM fields.

"We thank Lockheed Martin for their continued support of our Center, its programs and our students" said Dr. Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement and Space Science Education and Public Outreach director. "We look forward to expanding upon our partnership to educate students and encourage them to develop the skills needed to achieve leadership careers in business and STEM fields."

Lockheed Martin's philanthropic program strives to improve the quality of life in communities where employees live and work. The company has a tradition of involvement that includes philanthropy, leadership and volunteer support of educational, civic and cultural initiatives throughout the Nation.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2009 sales from continuing operations were $44.5 billion.

Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, a doctor of science in information assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.