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NSA, Military Service Academy Experts Test Advanced Cyber Tactics and Technologies

 Up-and-coming cyber leaders from U.S. and Canadian military service academies will test their mettle this week against experts from the National Security Agency in the nation's premier cyber simulation event, the Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX).

Lockheed Martin is host for the CDX command center and network hub at its Hanover facility for the week-long event, celebrating 10 years as a partner in this event over its twelve year history.

Watching these brilliant and innovative academy students square off against veteran NSA experts is simply inspiring," said Darrell Durst, Vice President of Cyber Solutions for Lockheed Martin. "CDX is one of the ways that the NSA is educating our nation's next generation of cyber professionals, and we're very proud to support them in that mission.

The students will tackle all of the same cyber challenges we face on a daily basis: detecting intruders, eradicating malware, and adapting to increasingly sophisticated and dynamic adversaries."

Lockheed Martin coordinated with NSA to establish a private network for the exercise, which links all the academies with CDX headquarters at the Lockheed Martin facility in Hanover.

The company is also providing technical support for CDX preparation and execution. Lockheed Martin is a leading provider of cyber security technology and services to the NSA and a number of defense and intelligence agencies.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 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 net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.