Federal 100: Larry D. Cox

Larry D. Cox
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Cyber and Information Solutions Business Unit
SAIC

The work: Co-founding the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference to encourage talented students to pursue careers in the cyber field.

The impact: Fifty-two teams created innovative cybersecurity products and competed for awards and scholarships.

The nuts and bolts: Cox advocated the competition as a way to build interest and innovation in cybersecurity and backed it up with more than $100,000 in awards, including $84,000 in scholarships from the National Security Agency. At every opportunity, Cox encouraged support from SAIC teammates, clients and even competitors to ensure the program’s success. The competition culminated in a two-day conference for more than 900 attendees and 150 finalists, with funding from 28 sponsors and 17 supporting partners.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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