L-3 Communications has formed a cooperative partnership in cybersecurity research and development with Virginia Tech's Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology (Hume Center). A key element of this relationship will be the establishment of L-3's Cybersecurity Solutions Center, which will be co-located with Virginia Tech's Cybersecurity Innovations Lab in Northern Virginia. L-3's STRATIS division, an industry leader in cyber, intelligence and IT service and solutions, will lead this effort.

This new partnership will enhance L-3's ability to deliver innovative national security solutions. L-3 will offer, in collaboration with Virginia Tech and additional emerging technology and government partners, customized cyber solutions that enhance customers' ability to secure critical networks against exploitation and attack. L-3 is focusing its efforts on the most pressing cybersecurity disciplines, including advanced analytics; cloud, virtualization, communications and mobile security; and cybersecurity training and education.