FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is the economic development organization for Pensacola and Escambia County. We are an alliance of public and private agencies, businesses, organizations and leaders united as one and dedicated to building, growing and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of communities, businesses and individuals in our Northwest Florida region  

Building the Cyber Coast 

Students from Pine Forest High School represented Pensacola in the Cyber Cup Competition at the National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama on June 9th. Pine Forest High School's Cybersecurity Career Academy is preparing students for careers in our growing Cyber community. 

DHS Cybersecurity Chief Visits 
   Dr. Phyllis Schneck, the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, last week visited Pensacola to see how leaders are positioning Northwest Florida to be critical player in the world of cybersecurity. She met with students and local leaders at UWF to promote minority participation in technology fields.

Listen:  Federal Cyber Security Official Visits UWF WUWF 88.1 FM 

Retired Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Touhill, Commissioner Doug Underhill and Dr. Phyllis Schneck
UWF recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

Congratulations to the University of West Florida for being recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in cybersecurity at the National Cyber Summit in Huntsville!

The CAE honor is awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security and NSA - National Security Agency to academic institutions that develop robust degree programs aimed at training the next generation of homeland security experts.

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