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2023 VA CNIP Assessment Event

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The Cyber Innovation & Society Initiative and the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative will complete the second Virginia Cyber Navigator Internship program in Summer, 2023. This initiative is funded by National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program within the National Security Agency. The program promotes academic excellence for institutions that are equipping the cybersecurity workforce to protect critical infrastructure.

The group of student interns and faculty will gather once more in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia August 10 – 11, 2023 to discuss the VA-CNIP program experience. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

  • Reception (5:15 – 6:15 p.m.) and Dinner (6:00 p.m.) at The Graduate Hotel, 1309 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Friday, August 11, 2023

UVA Rice Hall, Room 130



08:30 – 09:00 AM  Light Breakfast
09:00– 09:15


Jack Davidson, Professor of Computer Science, University of Virginia

Arielle Schneider, Privacy Officer, Virginia Department of Elections

Karen Hoyt-Stewart, Elections Director, State and Local, Soch, Inc.

09:15 – 10:15




10:30 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:00

Lunch and Guest Speaker

Public Service for Democracy
Louis P. Nelson, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach, University of Virginia

13:00 – 14:00

Focus Groups 

14:00 – 14:15 BREAK
14:15 – 15:30

Report out from focus groups

15:30 – 16:00 Closing remarks and Award Ceremony (Certificate of Completion).