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Regional universities including Idaho State University take part in national cyber competition at INL

November 29, 2018
Released by the Idaho National Laboratory

For the first time, Idaho National Laboratory will host six university teams from across the region, including Idaho State University, taking part in a national cybersecurity competition, according to an Idaho National Laboratory news release.

 The U.S. Department of Energy will host its CyberForce Competition at seven national laboratories across America. The event provides an opportunity for 70 college teams to compete against each other.

 Student teams participating at INL include: Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University–Idaho, ISU, LDS Business College, University of Utah and University of Wyoming. 

Additional teams will be hosted at Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, Illinois), Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, New York), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, California), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, Washington), and Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico).

The competition is co-funded by the DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response, Office of Electricity, Office of Science, Office of the Chief Information Officer, and the National Nuclear Security Administration. It will bring together hundreds of college students from across the country to compete at seven of the Department’s national laboratories.

What:   CyberForce Competition

Where: INL Meeting Center, 775 University Blvd., Idaho Falls

When:  Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

News media interested in covering this story should call the contacts to discuss timing. University teams will begin set up on Friday at 9 A.M. for the Saturday competition. An INL representative will be available to facilitate interviews on both days.

INL is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of DOE’s strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development. Day-to-day management and operation of the laboratory is the responsibility of Battelle Energy Alliance.

See more INL news at www.inl.gov. Follow @INL on Twitter or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IdahoNationalLaboratory


Misty Benjamin, 208-351-9900, misty.benjamin@inl.gov

Sarah Neumann, 208-520-1651, sarah.neumann@inl.gov





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