CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has given a flight simulator to the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to teach and illustrate cybersecurity principles to high school students as well as more than 2,000 UAH students pursuing cyber-related degrees.
“This flight simulator has served CACI’s mission admirably, and it is now time to give it a second chance.” “This simulator will help train students who may want to work for our government customers and the industry workforce of tomorrow,” said Meisha Lutsey, CACI President of Operations Support and Services. “We are honored to be able to offer such a unique and educational resource to UAH students.”
This new investment is part of the company’s commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, particularly in the development of a future cybersecurity workforce.
CACI employed the flight simulator, an FAA-approved Redbird King Air 350 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), to give scenario-based training to over 100 pilots before to deployment to Afghanistan. The interactive, cutting-edge training equipment will be housed in the UAH Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education Laboratory in the future.
This is CACI’s second commitment to STEM education in the Huntsville area, following a partnership with the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE).