WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that Millennium Corporation, a defense contractor and cybersecurity company, will establish a regional Wichita office. Millennium currently supports the cybersecurity needs of the Department of Defense, McConnell Air Force Base’s 177th Squadron “Red Team” and other federal agencies.
"As a thought leader in the cyberspace and security industry, Millennium is a welcome addition to Wichita’s growing cybersecurity community,” said Sen. Moran. “Regional businesses continue to be reliable and growing partners for our military through Department of Defense contracts, and with Millennium’s expertise and credentials, it will be a great asset in providing cybersecurity services for our nation.”
“Through this new office, we are extending the high-end, high-caliber cybersecurity personnel and support we provide our military clients to new corporate partners,” said Millennium Director of Cybersecurity and Solutions Matthew Hulse. “We have been honored to work with the 177th Red Team of the 184th Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base for years. We look forward to helping the broader Wichita community navigate the increasingly complex world of cybersecurity, in both compliance and technical security.”
“This new company choosing Wichita as a regional office is an important win and supports our continued diversification for two reasons,” said Greater Wichita Partnership Director of Economic Development Adrienne Korson. “First, every time we can organically grow this critical sector, especially with a regional office, it supports additional growth. Second is that in addition to diversifying the economy with high-tech jobs, this also provides support for our aerospace companies to continue to grow their defense business and diversify.”
Companies with Department of Defense contracts, such as many of the regional aerospace companies, must meet Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements to create a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity across all defense subcontractors.
Millennium’s new office will also provide further opportunities to retain and grow cybersecurity talent, including for 177th Red Team and Kansas Air National Guard members as they complete their service. Millennium Corporation has been involved in developing a talent pipeline for information technology professionals, including support to Wichita State University’s National Cyber League team, sponsoring the local OzSec security conference, and participating in Pathfinder internships, for which Senator Moran also was instrumental in securing funding.
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