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UCF CCDC Team Honored in Washington DC

August 3, 2015

The UCF CCDC team was in Washington DC last week, receiving honors for winning the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for the second year in a row. Details of their championship tour are at:

They visited the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS). They met Brig. Gen. (retired) Greg Touhill, deputy assistant secretary of the DHS’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. They also met Dr. Patrick Carrick, the DHS director of advanced research projects.

They also went to the White House and met with Michael Daniel, President Obama’s special assistant and cybersecurity coordinator. They had a tour of the west wing as well.

They also had a VIP tour of the US Capitol building with U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Florida) serving as guide.

They visited the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade, Maryland and saw an Enigma machine.

They also visited the National Security Administration (NSA), and its Information Assurance Directorate.

They also visited the Defense Cyber Crime Center, operated by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, as well as the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s new Cyber Crimes Center in Fairfax, Virginia and the James J. Rowley Training Center, a boot camp run by the U.S. Secret Service.

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