The organization seeks to create a development pipeline to train a workforce prepared to advance and secure Utah’s deep technology sector
Salt Lake City, November 2, 2021 — Strider Technologies, Inc. (“Strider”), the leading provider of Economic Statecraft IntelligenceTM, today announced a new partnership with the Intermountain Intelligence, Industry, and Security Consortium (I3SC) led by Utah State University’s Center for Anticipatory Intelligence (CAI) and Utah Valley University’s Center for National Security Studies (CNSS).
Strider, co-founded in 2019 by Utah State University Alumni Greg and Eric Levesque and headquartered in Salt Lake City, is the leading provider of proprietary data and software products to secure technology, talent, and supply chains against nation-state directed activities.
The I3SC is part of the debut cohort of the Utah State Legislature’s Deep Technology Talent Initiative (DTTI). The consortium will create a multifaceted academic pipeline program to produce workforce innovators with the cross-disciplinary skill setto meet the major security challenges to the Utah tech sector. Furthermore, The I3SC will ensure that Utah’s keystone industries, state, and local government are staffed and well equipped to anticipate and build resilience against the next generation of challenges.
As a partner, Strider will help develop curriculum to shape the future workforce, mentor and recruit the most talented students emerging from Utah institutions of higher education, and play an instrumental role in helping the I3SC succeed in its mission. Other industry partners include Adobe, AgilePQ, FireEye, Fortem Technologies, Northrop Grumman, and Space Dynamics Laboratory.
Additionally, in coordination with I3SC partners, Strider will:
- Participate in two annual symposia convened by Utah State University’s CAI and Utah Valley State’s CNNS to directly shape the organization’s curriculum.
- Contribute to speaker series, student mentorship, and course instruction to provide critical insight concerning next-generation challenges and opportunities within the industry.
- Facilitate student work experience and opportunities through internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students participating within I3SC academic programs.
- Collaborate with graduate and professional students in their research for capstone projects, provide active case studies of interest for the two I3SC student-driven industry intelligence laboratories, and host site visits for CAI and CNSS students at Strider facilities.
“As Utah State alumni, we have a deep appreciation for the critically important work that these two academic institutions will do to prepare the next generation to combat the national security threats of today and beyond,” said Greg and Eric Levesque, co-founders of Strider. “We are honored to collaborate with the I3SC to help develop the talent and resources needed to protect the technological innovation for which Utah is increasingly recognized.”
“The next advancement in higher education requires us to play as a team,” said Jeannie Johnson, director of the Center for Anticipatory Intelligence at USU. “USU is excited to lead out alongside UVU in creating a leading-edge learning team — the I3SC consortium — that includes industry, state and federal partners working together in unprecedented ways to prepare our graduates to be leaders in innovation, security, and resilience.”
Strider is revolutionizing the way companies, universities, research institutions, and government agencies protect their innovation and compete in a new era of global strategic competition. Our trailblazing technology and intelligence solutions enable clients to proactively identify, manage, and respond to nation-state directed IP theft and supply chain vulnerabilities. Strider has operations in Salt Lake City, UT and Washington, D.C.
About Utah State University
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small agricultural college tucked away in the Northern Utah mountains to a thriving, multi-campus research university known throughout the world for its intellectual and technological leadership. Utah State is a premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant university that fosters the principle that academics come first by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.
About Utah Valley University
At Utah Valley University, we believe everyone deserves the transforming benefits of high-quality education — and it needs to be affordable, accessible, and flexible. With opportunities to earn certificates to master’s degrees, our students succeed by gaining real-world experience and developing career-ready skills. As we celebrate the milestone of our 80th anniversary in 2021, we continue to invite people to come as they are — and leave ready and prepared to make a difference in the world. For more, visit uvu.edu or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
SOURCE Strider Technologies, Inc.
Deep Technology Talent Initiative: https://ushe.edu/ushe-policies/r430-deep-technology-initiative/
Utah State University Center for Anticipatory Intelligence: https://www.usu.edu/cai/index
Utah Valley University Center for National Security Studies: https://www.uvu.edu/nss/