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Davidson Cements UCCS Cybersecurity Partnership with $20,000 Contribution

Colorado Springs, CO – On Wednesday, September 13, Team Davidson was pleased to present $20,000 to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), benefiting the Kevin W. O’Neil Cybersecurity Education and Research Center. UCCS is a recognized cybersecurity education leader in the Pikes Peak region, training cybersecurity professionals who work to ensure our Nation’s security. As a proud strategic partner, Davidson has made a commitment to the University to donate $20,000 for 5 years toward their growing Cybersecurity initiatives.

“We are exceptionally pleased to support the Davidson Technologies, Inc. (Davidson) Research Lab at the UCCS Kevin W. O’Neil Cybersecurity Education & Research Center. This will provide students and faculty with a high-quality facility to pursue leading-edge cyber security research,” says Davidson’s President, CEO & Chairman, MG John W. Holly (USA, Ret.).

The 26,000-square-foot center, located in a former satellite manufacturing plant on North Nevada Avenue, houses cyber labs, offices, conference rooms, classrooms and more.

The facility hosts all cybersecurity classes for the school's College of Engineering and Applied Science and eventually will house classes from other UCCS colleges.

The renovation of the former plant into the center and equipment in the facility was funded by $7M in grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration; the El Pomar, Lane and Anschutz foundations and Colorado Springs developer, entrepreneur and Catalyst Campus Founder, Kevin O'Neil. Reddy said UCCS also has received another $19 million in recent grants to pay for cybersecurity apprenticeships, faculty development and camps for elementary, middle and high school students statewide.

Davidson was also on hand for the building dedication ceremony, in May 2022.

Kevin O’Neil with Davidson President, CEO & Chairman, MG John W. Holly (USA, Ret.).

Davidson President, CEO & Chairman, MG John W. Holly (USA, Ret.) is among officials and designated ribbon cutting participants.



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