MERC Participates in the Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (August 5, 2015)  Representatives from MERC’s Electronic and Software Systems Engineering Directorate participated in the Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium on August 4th and 5th. 8212015This conference brought together key Government leadership from the Armed Services, the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Security Service, industry, and academia to discuss critical needs and current initiatives for securing our national cyber infrastructure.  A briefing by Admiral Michael Rogers, USN, the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) was a key highlight of the event.

MERC is leveraging the information gained from participation in the symposium to develop a strategic roadmap for participating in research and development activities related to cyber security and creating resilient systems to support our national security infrastructure.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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