What do GPS, closed captioning, smartphones, and supercomputers have in common? They’re some of the many technology innovations that the federal government has helped make possible. One of the leaders driving tech innovation in government today is Booz Allen Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield, named among this year’s WashingtonExec Top 25 Executives to Watch.
This piece profiles Holly Rollins, a principal senior director leading Booz Allen’s aerospace cyber business and Denver office. Prior to joining Booz Allen, she received an MBA in finance, and for the past 24 years she has brought this expertise to cyber business development and capability generation across the aerospace sector. Read more about Holly’s cyber journey and her advice for inspiring young women toward STEM careers, below.
Maggie, Carys and about two dozen other Girl Scouts were participating in a workshop at Northern Trust’s Loop office on a Saturday morning earlier this month to earn their cybersecurity badges. Girl Scouts earn badges or other awards once they’ve explored a topic or learned a new skill. The cybersecurity badges, introduced for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade earlier this year, are part of an effort from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America to increase participation in STEM fields, which have long been dominated by men.
Securing sensitive data for nonprofits around the world
By Tess Hetzel, Sr. Corporate Responsibility
In our increasingly digital world, nonprofit employees and volunteers typically handle sensitive data on a daily basis, and data security is a top concern. With limited budgets, nonprofit and charitable organizations often lack the resources needed to invest in quality data protection. For the past 16 years, Symantec and TechSoup have worked together to provide nonprofits with affordable access to much-needed security software.